Thursday, 2 January 2020

Leading Tight Curves

Sometimes it can be difficult to get the lead came to conform to the curves of the glass, especially on compound curves.  This is a method to make the leading more accurate.

When leading tight inside curves, bend the came into a tighter curve than is needed for the glass. Then roll it into the glass. Finally, run your fid or stopping knife along the heart of the came to ensure it is firmly against the glass. All this helps the came to fit snugly into the curve.

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