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    Hot riveting - video

    Hot riveting.





    The process is described more thoroughly in this short historical documentary. 2:21 video:




    Previously:

    Hydraulic hot riveting - video

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    Riveting is Soooo Hot! Love the 3 Stooges!

    You got your grin on today! Good On You! Thanks Jon!

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    My father, his father and my 3 uncles were all Local 7 inonworkers out of Boston for all of the 20th century. I loved hearing the old stories about riveting. The stooges though silly got it pretty close to how it actually was. Bucker up is a real term used by riveters. I believe that’s the original use for the word.
    My family were ironworkers c.1900 to 2000. They assisted in building most of the steel buildings and bridges in the New England. It was a great century to be an iron worker. They worked most every year full time! Now it’s a different time. Good thing my dad and his friends built those structures good as no one is replacing them any time soon. Just like our military, still flying jets from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s. The new jets are a 1,000,000,000ea! That will get you one Raptor! No wonder no one is updating anything!
    Some of my dads worst days were cutting out rivets and replacing them with bolts. Rivets have a limited lifespan and some of them were made with inferior steel. Just ask the White Star Lines.
    Sorry to hijack this thread. I was just thinking of my dad when I saw the riveting.

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    No such hijacking going on. Great story about your Dad and family history...bet they have some stories. It is feeling like another lost art with real working crews building things that last!

    Also F22's incremental costs were down to $138 million as of 09' but the number jockeys do have their ways...and the GAO estimated $412 million per in 2012. Now B2's are about $800m!

    Thanks for sharing!
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    I didnt know this
    Quote Originally Posted by Radioman View Post
    ......Rivets have a limited lifespan.....
    What about all the old buildings and bridges that were hot riveted and still in use today?

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    Don't think I had any family members involved in the construction of any high rise buildings during that era.
    We did make a lot of rivets to repair old farm equipment at the blacksmith shop After I got my Southbend and learned how to kind of use it I made a lot of them since it was faster to make them on it than Clarence could forge them. once machined all he had to do was heat them up so we could buck them into the equipment piece. But for the small rivets used in sickle mowers we bought those a 100 lbs at a time in a wooden barrel
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    Thanks for all this, never seen the 3 Stooges!


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