The Correct Way to Mitre Lead for Diamonds

How-To

Can you please tell me the correct way to mitre the lead for diamonds?

Diamonds can be tricky. This diagram shows the way we would go about cutting the lead for a diamond. We find the easiest way to decide where to mitre the lead is by drawing lines on the diamond connecting the opposite points.

Then, put a piece of lead on the glass and extend that line onto the lead.

Now remove the lead and cut it where you marked.

Replace it on the glass, lining it up where it belongs and mark the other end of that piece of lead.

Cut it, replace it, and continue until all of the pieces of lead are cut.

Reprinted with permission from Stained Glass News. All rights reserved.

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