This weekend, we mainly continued to make progress on the OP-51 project and continued to learn more about riveting techniques. A few students completed their projects as they used their knowledge of countersinking, dimpling, and riveting to assemble the final pieces.
A finished OP-51 project.
The students also learned how to drill out faulty rivets that have been set without damaging the surrounding material. This is a very important ability to have since not every fastener will be set perfectly and this method can fix that in a matter of a few minutes. The toolbox kits are set to be started at the next class on January 7, 2017.
Tune in next year for further updates!
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