A customer asked us to come up with a solution for a larger strike plate on an oak door frame for a standard Yale type latch to lock in to.
We bought a small sheet of 3mm brass plate, then cut and bent it in to shape. This was a lot more difficult than I had imagined it would be. I used the vise in the back of the van, but really had to beat it in to shape. Not sure I’ll be making these regularly as it took a lot of effort to bend it in to shape.
This new strike plate had to cover up some historical damage […]