Double cap or “jiffy” rivets have lots of applications in historic arts and crafts. You can use them anytime you need to secure two pieces of leather together. I sometimes use them for paper and other materials, too. But how do you know what size to use? And what’s the right way to set them? Jim from Maine Line Leather gives a great explanation in this short video.
Please be aware, these two-piecers are modern compromises for solid core rivets like copper and steel. You can find a video for how to set a copper rivet here.
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