- Apr 12, 2013
The handle fell off (previous rivets cracked at the seam between handle and lid) a good Kitchenaid pot lid and I was going to turn 2 rivets to repair it. There is no reason to buy a box of 50 when I need 2! Most of what I have on hand are machining grades for the lathe. Will 6061-T6 deform well enough for this application? It doesn't have to be pretty, these are well used pots, but this is the lid most often used so I want to fix it... I could also use 316SS but I'd rather not deal with that stringy...stuff! Brass or copper would look strange in SS cookware.