What successive operations does the shipwright perform to create a riveted joint?
First we look at the equipment that the shipwright uses and in the second part we explain the successive operations.
Tools and equipment for creating a single riveted joint
In the example the transverse planks of a curved hatch cover are being riveted to the beams.
The pliers are used to cut off the surplus section of the rivet.
The holes through which the rivets are to be inserted are pre-drilled using a drill. The holes size is slightly smaller than the diameter of the rivet. This prevents the timber from splitting or cracking.
The setter is used to drive the washer over the rivet.
The dolly is used to swage over the surplus material.
The gluing clamps are used for clamping together the two parts that are to be riveted together.
Successive operations that result in a riveted unit.