Escutcheon Key Hole Size

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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 535 days ago

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

Something like the picture maybe?

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#2 posted 535 days ago

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

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