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# Drip Cap Corners

Making a corner with a drip cap, avoiding those nasty poky points. Drip caps are required on top of windows and doors and horizontal trims that are used to break up the face of the wall. These trim boards usually end up turning a corner, and then so will the drip cap have to be wrapped around this corner.

The following images show how to do this without ending up with nasty sharp points on the corner.

1. `In the image, the G cut, shown in blue, is an approximate cut, taking off the tip so it will tuck under nicely.`

2. Measure the width of your drip cap.

3. Mark the corner of your bend at line A.

4. Double the drip cap width and mark it at at line B.

5. Measure back from line B, the width of the drip cap and mark at line C.

6. Create triangle D.

7. Cut C and B to the E line.

8. Score with a knife line E and remove this section.

9. Now cut along line F up to line A.

10. Take your bender and bend this section 90 degrees back. This will be your corner.

11. Cut out the triangle along D and G and remove it. Don't cut to the very end. Leave a wee bit of the width.