1 Yes you can
2 Yes but also cutting vs out along the rails as not to get ridges in the cloth .You should not need to join with extra cloth along the rail .The easiest way is to use braid ,you can do the top and bottom in one hit .[url]www.braider.com
3 Should not be nescerrary
If you do the prep before ,the board should come out of the bag ready for the finish coat. [/url]
I will be bringing out a manual showing how to build a board step by step with the latest materials ,with pictures exsplaining.. It also includes suppliers and how to get a mirror glass finish without spraying or painting . Watch this space .
I have been gathering tips and data that I can find and have compiled a 12 page doc. I thought of writing a manual too but I will use it for my personal right now. Need some experience making before I run off making books.
Funny how fast I compiled all this info.
Going over to Jamestown Distributors maybe this weekend to do some shopping. Cool that I am close.
So a little bit more on this braid idea and the making of a good edge on a board.
Here is a picture from Hanglos.nl where the board has just come from curing and he has cut off the excess.
Is it here that you would add the braid? or is it between the layers at the preparation stage between the glass?
I imagine beforehand. Then, when you cut the excess you are left with a thicker edge.
The edge from the picture above seems like it would be very sharp. I am interested in having a few mm thickness to my edge. He says he 'backfills' with a micro balloon/resin mixture, but it seems like the braid beforehand is a good idea.
Hi No you dont do any of that with braid .Braid is basicaly a big sock of cloth .How do you put socks on ! Pull them over your feet .Its the same with braid .You are pulling over a sock over the hole core top,bottom and rails . Tye one end off and pull over the hole core .When you have it in tension tye the other end off. There is no rail trimming what so ever .The only trimming to do is at the ends . Seriously have a look at braiber.com ,they have a short clip braiding a base ball bat . Think of boards ,its a bit bigger. If we have rounded edge boards to do, we use braid .
I had watched the video with the bat and it really didn't make sense. I was thinking hair braid. Duh. I was thinking it was going to be a twisted piece of glass that you would put along the edge. Hmm, my bad.
Thanks for the clarification. The braid idea is pretty sweet now that I understand it.
Seems like it would make a more solid covering when cured.