rivet (something) to (someone or something)

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rivet (something) to (someone or something)

1. To attach or fasten something very securely to something else, with or as with rivets. A noun or pronoun can be used between "rivet" and "to." We'll need to rivet a new handle to the door as soon as possible. They riveted a makeshift ladder to the side of the house.
2. To focus one's attention or gaze on someone or something else. A noun or pronoun is used between "rivet" and "to." I riveted my gaze on the television as the final seconds of the game ticked away. I don't think I could handle celebrity. Having thousands of people rivet their attention on me every day sounds like a nightmare. As I stood atop the Empire State Building, my eyes were riveted to the tiny specks of people on the ground below.
See also: rivet
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You could fill your pockets with rivets for the trouble of stooping down--and there wasn't one rivet to be found where it was wanted.
I'll teach you what to do and show you what kind of rivet to use."
The rivet edge distance is the distance from the center of the rivet to the edge of the plate.
Note that elements need to be deleted from the calculation in order to allow the rivet to pierce through the sheet.
The Rivet to BS interaction did not show significance in any case, where this is due to, in this particular case, the material of the TS remains underneath the rivet, making the Rivet to BS interaction a minimum.
The ability of a rivet to pierce and deform in a ductile manner becomes more limited with the introduction of higher strength lightweight materials.
It should be noted that cross-sectioning of the joint (Figure 5(b)) did not enable the crack inside the rivet to be detected.
To build your own beautiful utility knife, you'll need a full-tang blade blank (see Photo One, Page 55) without a bolster or finger guard, wood for your handle scales (the halves of the handle that you'll rivet to each side of the tang), some epoxy glue, and a handful of brass pins or cutlery rivets.
Just buy a roll pin that allows the rivet to pass through the center.
Insert a new rivet with its head inside the bolt rim and support the head with round steel stock as you peen the protruding end of the rivet to secure the extractor to the bolt.
After a relatively few fatigue cycles, these cracks propagated to the nearby rivets, which were patterned in a straight line, allowing the crack to travel rapidly, nearly instantaneously, from rivet to rivet.
Positioning time from rivet to rivet at a distance of 22 mm, including program correction, is 1.5 seconds.
The complete work cycle rivet to rivet is five seconds: 3.5 seconds for drilling, counter-sinking, sealant injection, and rivet insertion/upsetting, plus 1.5 seconds for driving to the next rivet position.
If I want the heads flatter than the punch forms them, I use a small hammer and tap around the edges of the rivet to get the desired shape.