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Old 08-28-2012, 02:28 PM
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Default I don't know why it took me so long to think of this *PIC*



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Old 08-28-2012, 03:05 PM
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Okay...What is it? It better be RV related. Ha.
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Old 08-28-2012, 03:06 PM
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Yep. I use old pieces of bicycle tube.
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Old 08-28-2012, 03:06 PM
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I have wasted a lot of time using masking tape in different locations as needed. This is a great idea, thanks for sharing!
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I haven't built an RV, but I'm guessing it's a bucking bar with O-rings around it to facilitate picking up from a table, and holding in use??
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Old 08-28-2012, 03:12 PM
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Yep. I use old pieces of bicycle tube.
hadn't thought of that. i was going to put some tape on my bar, but as i live about a block from a hardware store, i figured... why not an o-ring?!

i got some that were just a little wider than a set -3 rivet shop head (the rubber compresses while riveting) and i just set about 75 rivets without a single bad rivet! the two o-rings stabilize the bar and keep it flush against the flange i'm riveting, space it far enough to prevent marring, and allow me to kind of just hold it there loosely against the web/flange (it orients itself)

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Old 08-28-2012, 03:13 PM
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I haven't built an RV, but I'm guessing it's a bucking bar with O-rings around it to facilitate picking up from a table, and holding in use??
yes i put the third one on there for gripping. it's nice that you can move them around as well depending on what needs riveted/orientation of the bar
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one could conceivably get different thickness o-rings for different rivets sizes. basically eliminates slipping off of a rivet head as the rubber compresses while the rivet is set, but still holds the bar's orientation against the work piece while protecting against over-driving the rivet.

also makes it easier to pick up/hold. (and set down)
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Great idea. Get a wide variety of O-Rings from Harbor Freight.
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Definitely a good idea! I hated that masking tape mess I made on all my bucking bars.
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