I actually did this page a few weeks ago, but I didn’t like the result. I didn’t do a good job holding things in place when I drilled the handle and the latch itself. Although everything fit together, it was a little bit off and rattled. I know that it would rattle in flight and drive me crazy, so I ordered new pieces from Van’s and repeated the assembly last week.
Here’s the jig I used to hold the handle and the latch in a vertical plane while I drilled with the press to make the pilot and then the larger holes prior to tapping. Below, is the finished product. Again, I’m not in any danger of wining a Lindy with this ship, but it’s functional and safe.
Canopy Latch and Latch Handle in drilling jig
Canopy Latch Handle