Several years back I went to an auction of an engineering company that was closing down and bought a few pieces. When collecting the items I ask if I could do a bit of skip diving. Well it was one of the best skip dives I have ever had. In amongst the many items I repatriated was a old toggle press which has sat on the shelf for ages. It was even offered up on eBay for a tenner with no interest. So on the shelf it stayed until today when I thought how am I going to press two hundred dummy rivets in the horn plates for my traction engine. Gave the toggle clamp press a dust off made some dies to press 1/16Ē copper rivets and could not believe how easy the task became. Completed the job in an hour. So glad I didnít sell the little press which has done me such a good turn.
The little toggle press
Rivet snaps in place
pressing dummy rivets
mine horn plate fully populated with dummy rivets
Dummy rivets completed in both plates.
so glad the little toggle press didnít sell
The Home Engineer