Cross Section Rivet Stops (3 of 5)
Drilling Rivet Holes – Use a hand drill, 1/8″ bit, and a drilling guide made from wood or HDPE. Drill the guide hole leaving approximately 3/16″ clearance between the hole and the cross section. This will allow sufficient clearance for the rivet head. Using a drill press is an option, but requires removal of the stringers. Use 1/8″ short or medium gap rivets.