Point snip tip

After all the work I put into restoring nearly 100-year-old windows, it’s annoying to be able to see the metal point or the paint that covers the glazing from the inside of the window because of a shallow rabbet holding the glass. So, on the advice of my old-house cohort, I snipped the tips off the points that protruded beyond the edge of the rabbet or would force me to paint so that it would be visible from the inside. I’m pleased with the results and the approach, which takes only a few more seconds when installing the glass.

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A full-size glaziers point

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Snipping off a millimeter or two

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A shorter profile that allows for applying putty and paint without them being visible from the other side

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