First, taper the edges of your part. Then, put it in place and scribe a line around it.
- The scribed line.
Using your chisels, cut along the scribe line.
Using a razor sharp chisel, carefully remove the layer of wood.
The hole with the first layer of wood removed.
The side plate in the mortise. It still needs to go deeper.
Use the chisel again to remove the next layer of wood.
We are deep enough.
File the brass and wood smooth.
The finished piece.
The trigger guard is done the same way.
The toe plate as well.
The Leman trigger guard is screwed on.
The Deringer trigger guard is pinned on.
The Deringer side plate.
The Deringer side plate, trigger pin and trigger guard pin.
About Gabe the Shootist
I am retired from public service, a trained gunsmith, pump mechanic, an old pipeliner, passable electrician, carpenter, truck driver, amateur blacksmith, proof reader, experienced hunter, shooter, reloader, avid canoeist, Renaissance man, jack of all trades, all around good guy (with the caveat: I won't be insulted, lied to or laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people and I require the same from them.).
Beautiful work, dear friend, three cheers to you!