Escutcheon Key Hole Size

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Forum topic by DonJ posted 03-13-2013 05:33 PM 749 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-13-2013 05:33 PM

This is the first time I’m installing a half-mortise lock. I’ve drilled the perfect size hole for the key to fit into the lock. However, the hole of the escutcheon is somewhat larger than the actual key. Is it proper to make the key hole size to mirror the escutcheon or to make it just fit the key? This is on a period piece in case that matters. Thanks.

-- Don, San Antonio, TX

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#1 posted 03-13-2013 05:42 PM

I would think it should mirror the escutcheon, if I understand you correctly.

Something like the picture maybe?

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#2 posted 03-14-2013 05:35 AM

It should taper from the escutcheon to entry of the key into the hardware.

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