When I had that bench in a different spot in our basement it was the catch all for paint cans and laundry baskets or whatever the wife piled on to it I wrote that on there which had no affect. I finally moved my shop which fixed that problem.Looks good so far.
I'd write "Keep Area Clean" on my workbench but it would be covered with stuff all the time so I'd never see the reminder!!!
I have measured my lock plate and it lines up perfectly with where I will drill the touch hole but I think you have a good point things could shift. I'll move to inletting the lock plate then come back to pinning. Thanks for the tip!Hold your horses mate
Please before you do anymore inlet the lock and make sure everything lines up.
I did exactly the same as you and then the lock arrived. I had to set the barrel back1/4" and further down to get things close to being in place.
Then the tang, lugs and pins needed redoing.
It was not fun
No mark yet. I have to make sure the pan is not on top of the breech plug threads ad I inlet it. The line on the right is where the breech plug ends. I made a mark in the middle of the pan to give an idea where the center of the pan is. I think I've got plenty of room to center the touch hole liner but just wanted feedback from the other more experienced builders on here.Where is the mark where you want to drill?
I measured it again. My mark was off a bit. The face of the breech plug is the left edge of that black mark in the picture.. I measured 65g of corn flour, dropped it down the barrel and measured it with the ramrod. The ball or was and shot will sit in front of the touch hole no problem. I just need to finish inletting the lock plate to get a tight fit against the bbl.
If you didn’t already oil the inside of your barrel. Please do. The heat from soldering will have evaporated the oil film inside your barrel where you soldered the lugs on leaving those areas vulnerable to rust. BJH
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Another tip, trim your next acid brush’s bristles down to about 1/4 inch in length. Number one, you won’t use as much inletting black, plus reduce the mess. Also it will reduce false impressions. Especially true when fitting the but piece. Use a pouncing or dabbing technique to apply. Carry on Sir! BJH
Yea good tip! I switched to a stenciling brush we had from an art project which has really short and compact bristles that are cut off flat. I love that little brush!Another tip, trim your next acid brush’s bristles down to about 1/4 inch in length. Number one, you won’t use as much inletting black, plus reduce the mess. Also it will reduce false impressions. Especially true when fitting the but piece. Use a pouncing or dabbing technique to apply. Carry on Sir! BJH