Rivets are something I know. I'm retired now, but as an industrial maintenance mechanic for over 40 years, one of the types of machines I maintained was tubular riveters. Thanks for the link!For rivets and similar fasteners I like Hanson Rivet & Supply Co
We provide high quality rivets, rivet tools, rivet guns, fastener, rivet machines and more! Call (800) 777-4838 for more information.www.hansonrivet.com
Yes, I will do that, but have to save the cash for it. Your good deal was worth driving across the country -- 2-1/2 hours (boo hoo) is NOTHING. Thanx for the replyFor the kind of money you are looking to spend, if it were me, I would look at used higher quality equipment at estate sales and craig's list. You can get some really nice stuff if you aren't in a big hurry. I picked up a nice older Logan 9 X 18 tool room lathe (which will do left-hand threads) from an old guy who was liquidating and with all tooling, nice original cast iron base, for $750 two years ago. I had been looking for about 2 years when I came upon this one. Had to drive 2-1/2 hours each way to get it but well worth it. Some of the new stuff is okay, but older cast iron is the best.
I now have two sets of gears on order from SDP. Thank you!For gears I use Stock Drive Products but there is also Boston Gear and W M Berg
Small screws and clips try McMaster Carr. They have just about anything you coul need and the shipping is very reasonable but you don't know what it is until they ship. They charge actual shipping cost.
Material I get from EBay from 6061Dude. Good selection of small ends in aluminum and brass and other stock. If 6061Dude doesn't have it, someone else on there does but check McMaster Carr first because sometimes it's cheaper new at McMaster.
Hanson supplied the rivets and some tooling for our Bill Harris Steam Roller project at the local JC...Rivets are something I know. I'm retired now, but as an industrial maintenance mechanic for over 40 years, one of the types of machines I maintained was tubular riveters. Thanks for the link!