I have been around here and there, I suppose . Been real busy and haven't played on the internet much lately. Though I have been drooling over the Akimbo for some time now.
This whole "owning your own small business" stuff is alot of work. Especially building up from pretty much nothing in terms of equipment. However, its been satisfying as well. I kinda miss leaving work, at work, at the end of the day.
I use an air powered rivet squeezer similar to what yoyoman linked above. Though you could probably get away with a manual squeezer like so....though I have not attempted it as it would would likely be a little awkward.