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Introduction Edit

This article shows how to rivet fairly thick pi-brackets (here 5mm) to the field frame bars.

The process Edit

First drill (or punch) holes for the pi-brackets to correct places:

Fitting little ladder to field frame bars - 01

Fitting little ladder to field frame bars - 02

Cut the ends of the pi-brackets reasonably short, so that they mushroom instead of bending. Then just hammer them to form the rivet's head:

Riveting pi-brackets to field frame bars - 02

Riveting pi-brackets to field frame bars - 03

The shoulder of the pi-bracket should be in level with the field frame bar for maximum robustness:

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Here are a few pictures of field frame bars with riveted pi-brackets:

Riveting pi-brackets to field frame bars - 01

Riveting pi-brackets to field frame bars - 05