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I put a 15* bevel on one edge (or for drip cap rip the 5/4x6 in half at 15* to get two pieces of cap stock). I keep the blade at 15* and lower the blade to make the drip groove.

This was for a transom and a couple of side-lights for a 3 season porch. I favor decay resistant species, but I also treat the end-grain with Cuprinol since I see lots of decay in the bottom of the window jamb legs. Now waiting for tempered glass to arrive next Thurs.
 

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Normally I would angle the front edge too. Any reason why you don't. I do it because that is how I was shown. and how I have seen it on all the older homes. Which is usually when I would need to remake/make a sill/threshold.
 

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Dream on. Water clings. It would be the same amount. Just looks like he missed a step to me. On a sill it would be OK, on a threshold it would be prone to getting kicked and be the weak point because of the way it is prominent.
 

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thanks Leo but not all the water clings:no: ice and snow will have an eiasier time dripping off the leading edge imo,when a window sill is wrapped with aluminum my top edge of the sill projects the bottom slightly[its how i was shown]
 

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Now you are talkking about ice ans snow and aluminum wrapped stuff. I was taking about this one specific design and liquid water.

You are right about the snow and ice, only because it will build out the edge even farther. We won't even discuss the aluminum wrapped, it is not wood work.:laughing::jester:
 

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This is where the transom and side lights went... It is an Arts and Crafts vintage home with a porch enclosed in cheesy aluminum siding and storm windows. I ran into rotten flooring, joists,posts, etc. while attempting to install a storm door... so the scope of the job changed.

Nothing too special, just remodeling the remuddling:
 

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What happened here, the left side looks correct, maybe just the way the shadows are falling? Otherwise looks good, as usual.

 

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I knew there had to be a reason. But all you had to do to fix it was jack the house to the left a bit. :laughing:
 
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