Drill a hole the same diameter as the rivet. Place the hole 5/8" from the end of your handle, so that when the blades are open, the back of the blades are supported by the handle. See the two washers on the rivet. The PVC is not stiff enough without the washers.
Wedge the mid-section of a hacksaw blade between the two blades of your knife before pop riveting. When the hacksaw blade is removed, this provides spacing so you can open the pocket knife blades after riveting. Otherwise, the pocket knife blades get squeezed together by the rivet.
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