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A quick trick to riveting your rings together.
Be sure to take a small ball burr and just relieve the ends of each
of the outside holes. This leaves a small indentation for the rivet
head to spread out in thus making for a much more secure and clean
rivet job. If you want your rivet ends to be just a little proud of
the holes, use a cup burr to make a nice smooth perfectly round
Also if you don't have access to a drill press be sure to rotate
your metal while you are drilling. Everyone tends to lean just a
little bit one way or the other when drilling. I drill a little, then
rotate 90 degrees, drill a little more, rotate, etc. This way your
tendency to lean will even out and you get a more straight hole.
I use this trick when cutting a set for a round stone as well. Drill,
Have fun and make lots of jewelry.