How do you taper a single layer of glass?

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by CatBuilder, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. CatBuilder

    CatBuilder Previous Member

    If something calls for a taper, but you are using only 1 layer of glass, what do you do?
  2. tazmann
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    tazmann Senior Member

    I have seen guys shread the edges so it would tapper off at the edges after wetting out other than that grinding or filing the edge off after cured
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    TeddyDiver Gollywobbler

    I use a belt sander..

    uups.. sorry, the belt sander, it's Makita :)
  4. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    You can pull yarns, cut them or just grind them when cured.

  5. CatBuilder

    CatBuilder Previous Member

    Ah, ok. Thanks, guys. I had been grinding them after they cured when doing lap joints.

    Now that I'm doing infusion, I wasn't sure how to deal with the laps. I guess I have no choice but to pull yarns and kind of fray the edge to make the lap.

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