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Check out my photos as well. I too considered and then rejected using a commercial cover plate. They look good, but seem out of character for a CGG.
I made mine from an aluminum pot lid I scavenged from a thrift store for .69 cents. Cut the circle out with a hacksaw blade in my jigsaw, and then just drilled a bunch of holes.
I hammered the edge flat with a ball-peen hammer.
I experimented with just using a piece of sheet aluminum. If you put it on a flat piece of hardwood, you can start hammering on it and if you use a circular pattern it will eventually assume a domed shape. This is the technique medieval smiths used to make armor.
Lot of work....
Hey Keni,A member named Lucky has some good lookin cover plates you might take a gander at.
I've never made a reso cover plate but a couple ideas that come to my mind are hub caps and the top cover of old automotive air filter housings. It might take some junkyard scrounging to find one that would be the right fit, and/or some cutting and massaging may be needed...
It seems like I've seen stamped sheet metal ashtrays before too, but I wouldn't know where to find any.