Canopy Latch Strike Plate

I started by cutting out the latch from a piece of 3/16 inch phenolic. Next I layed out the slot and setup my drill press to drill a series of holes. Once the holes were drilled I used my coping saw to create the slot. Sand paper on a tongue depressor was used to open the slot up until I could get my file in. I finished the slot using the file and then marked and drilled the pilot holes.