I drew the panel out using CAD and then printed it full scale. Then I drilled in the center of every hole.
I then started opening up the holes to their final diameter. Slow and steady. This needed to be as close as possible because, as you'll see, there is a full decal that this needs to match up to.
Clecoed in place...looking good. The plate will be held in with six small screws. It screws in place from the back.
Nutplates in and all the switches and LED's in place.
And here is the front shot. I'm pretty happy with it. All of my placards came from Aircraft Engravers at Engravers.net. They did really nice work and they matched my CAD prints exactly. I recommend them. And the two circuit breakers you see are the only ones in the entire aircraft....thank you VPX.