Metal Magic: Driving and Squeezing Countersunk Rivets


Truth is, the bulk of the work riveting an RV-series airplane together involves flush or countersunk rivets. In this installment of Metal Magic, Paul Dye explains how to both drive and squeeze these rivets and offers handy tips to getting good, repeatable results.

This series is sponsored by Aircraft Spruce & Specialty.

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  1. Great, well scripted and well produced video. I do think it would be helpful if you paused and focused in very close on the detail of what you have just done. For instance, show us a close-up of that shop head. I felt like the video on dimpling and countersinking would also have benefited from that. Thanks!


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