A close up from the picture above.
But before we could finish, we had to make the lames. Here they are, nice wide lames. Bottom lame is rolled to protect the arm. The top lame is pounded to a 2 foot ball to match up to the false lame.
The "false" lame is installed. Nice shadow line on the sides. A hole is drilled in the centre to hang the rerebrace off.
The only inside picture I have....you can see the supporting leather straps and the double washers on the 3-16th inch rivet in the false lame. I am sure this single rivet is strong enough, if not, well then it can be swapped out pretty easily for a quarter inch rivet.