Speaking of which, the four methods of countersinking

I’m driving only blind rivets, which means they’re inserted into a hole, then pulled into shape using a tool on one side of the rivets — commonly called “pop” rivets. On the way to looking up something else, this excellent old-school instructional showed up on how to drive countersunk rivets, that is, rivets that are flush with the skin of the airplane, eliminating a source of drag at high speed. Watching it, I wonder how any homebuilder ever had the time to countersink their rivets.

5 thoughts on “Speaking of which, the four methods of countersinking

  1. David Betz May 29, 2021 / 1:59 am

    Jim Butler did with his award winning Midget Mustang.

  2. Dean Betz May 29, 2021 / 2:01 am

    He was a homebuilding superstar.

  3. John Cunningham June 9, 2021 / 5:26 pm

    Weirdly Dean I actually just watched this video recently as well… I am surprised it doesn’t end with “next lets review the 17 different fundamental types of bucking bars and their specific uses and applications…”

    • Dean Betz June 9, 2021 / 8:47 pm

      I think that’s in Season 2.

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