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Uses for pop rivet stems

Discussion in 'General Classic Motorcycle Discussion' started by Bernhard, Dec 11, 2018.

  1. grandpaul

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    I had to look over my shoulder before replying - DON'T MENTION GARAGE SPACE!!!! (mine is half full of bikes and will never be able to accommodate a Suburban)
     
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  2. xbacksideslider

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    My garage is twice the size of my house. Plenty of room for wife’s car but in the nature of things I am still short of room for my toys.

    That said, somehow I find room for my pop rivet stems and the cut off ends of plastic wire ties​
     
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  3. texasSlick

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    What do you do with the cut off ends of cable ties?

    You should start a new thread .... Uses for cut off ends of cable ties!

    I will donate a package of 100 cable ties for the best suggestion.

    Slick
     
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  4. grandpaul

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    I always cut zip ties as long as possible so I can re-use them in slightly smaller situations in the future.
     
  5. Craig

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    This could end up being the endless thread , just got to love one with little to no controversy !!!
    Craig

    Pretty sure I just turf the cutoff zip ties , please try and come up something more colourful, eh !
     
  6. grandpaul

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    I wonder what the melting point of zip-tie cutoff ends is?
     
  7. grandpaul

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    You know, we visited the San Antonio Museum of Art, and I believe I could create passable high art with zip ties and pop rivets, if their current displays are typical of what gets exhibited there...
     
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  8. Danno

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    I use them for filler when repairing plastic bodywork with a soldering iron.
     
  9. eskasteve

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    Thank you again TexasSlick for the vintage pop rivets. I just used 4 of 'em as shelf supports. I still haven't done any riveting with them yet.
     
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  10. eskasteve

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  11. texasSlick

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    @eskasteve

    Does not count as use for pop rivet stems. If you can support the shelf with only the stems, you get one attaboy.
    A thousand attaboys makes you a leader among men, but one awshyt wipes the slate clean and you have to start all over again.

    Slick
     
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  12. Craig

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    Looks good though ....
     
  13. eskasteve

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    The shelf rests solely on the stems. The rivet is part of the set and who am I to break up the band so to speak. I guess that the rivet is just kind of a shim and along for the ride like the one armed drummer of Def Leppard fame
     
  14. texasSlick

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    When I took on the part of Judge, i never thought i would have to be the enforcer of the rules ...... a pop rivet stem is what one has when one pops the rivet ..... you are using unpopped rivets ..... awshyt!

    :D all in fun, guys, all in fun.....
     
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  15. eskasteve

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    Who am I to question "The Man". You're right of course. Just me trying to gain more fame, glory, and maybe more pop rivets with such a shallow attempt. I'm just going to have to step up my game to the next level.
     
  16. xbacksideslider

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    I'm with Slick, Steve. Doesn't count unless she's popped.;)
     
  17. Bernhard

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    Love to be there when you overload the shelf, and it falls down!

    What a bodge up shelf builder you are, I guess you will not use plastic/wood plugs and screws like everybody else?
     
  18. texasSlick

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    C'mon, Bernhard, unless you have your tongue-in-cheek, it is obvious eskasteve is playing the game!

    Slick
     
  19. eskasteve

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    Well..…. I'm descended from Norwegian male farmers. What can I say?
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  20. texasSlick

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    I think you are pulling a fast one, Steve! I detect compressive stress in that stack of tape rolls.

    Slick
     

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