Been a while since I have posted so happy New Year to you all and hope this post finds everyone well.
Haven’t been doing much in the workshop for the last 6 months due to other commitments.
But thought I would share how I had to rivet leather brake linings to my Foden steam wagon rear cam brake shoes.
The leather is approximately 1/8” and I wanted to ensure the rivets sat below the surface of the leather to prevent any scoring of the drums. To achieve this I first marked the leather for the rivet holes and then punched them. A branding iron was then turned from a piece of mild steel with a pip to locate in the punched hole and the outer diameter to suit the rivet head. The pip on the end of the iron also doubled up as a depth stop so all the counter bores were the same depth.
I have added this link to my web page for photos etc. so if interested please take a look Practical Engineering
The Home Engineer