The Riveting stake makes creating rivets easy! It is also handy when you are trying to rivet a piece that includes a ball rivet.
Riveting Using a Balled Headpin If you are riveting using a balled headpin and want to keep the round ball intact while riveting, you can place the ball rivet on a thin piece of leather over the riveting stake. The ball should be cradled by one of the open holes and padded by the leather. As you rivet, the ball will remain intact.