Inletting the side plate

First, taper the edges of your part.  The put it in place and scribe a line around t.

First, taper the edges of your part. Then, put it in place and scribe a line around it.

The scribed line.
The scribed line.

Using your chisels, cut along the scribe line.

Using your chisels, cut along the scribe line.

Another view.

Another view.

Using a razor sharp chisel, carefully the layer of wood.

Using a razor sharp chisel, carefully remove the layer of wood.

The hole with the first layer of wood removed.

The hole with the first layer of wood removed.

The side plate in the mortise.  It still needs to go deeper.

The side plate in the mortise. It still needs to go deeper.

Use the chisel again to remove the next layer of wood.

Use the chisel again to remove the next layer of wood.

We are deep enough.

We are deep enough.

File the brass and wood smooth.

File the brass and wood smooth.

The finished piece.

The finished piece.

Another view.

Another view.

The trigger guard is done the same way.

The trigger guard is done the same way.

The toe plate as well.

The toe plate as well.

Another view.

Another view.

Another view.

Another view.

The Leman trigger guard is screwed on.

The Leman trigger guard is screwed on.

The Deringer trigger guard is pinned on.

The Deringer trigger guard is pinned on.

The pin.

The pin.

The Deringer side plate.

The Deringer side plate.

The Deringer side plate, trigger pin and trigger guard pin.

The Deringer side plate, trigger pin and trigger guard pin.

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One Response to Inletting the side plate

  1. basyejones says:

    Beautiful work, dear friend, three cheers to you!

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