The small single cap rivet is ideal for fastening two layers of 3-4 oz thick leather up to two layers of 5- 6 oz thick leather. An ounce is the equivalent of 1/64 inch thick. These steel rivets are nickel plated. Use this rivet setter to get at hard spots and to leave a bit of curvature to the rivet cap. The rivets can also be set flat using a leather hammer or shoe hammer. With either setting method, a metal anvil must be used underneath the leather on top of a solid work surface.
Following is a leather craft video showing how to set single cap rivets and double cap rivets in leather. Although the procedure is the same for different size rivets, the cap size may vary requiring a wider or narrower setter. The mini anvil also makes a great work surface as opposed to using a large homemade anvil shown in the video.
- Post Height:
- 9/32 inch
- Cap Diameter:
- 17/64 inch