Treatment of inner stems before glass?

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Treatment of inner stems before glass?

Post by Morecowbell » Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:36 pm

Just a quick question on how folks handle the inner stems prior to fiberglass - do you round the edges, chamfer the edges, taper along the length, carve the story of your last hunt, what? Was thinking of hitting it with a quarter round router bit as far as I can reach - take the edge off, so to speak. Your help is appreciated, gotta get the inside glassed before it snows!



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Re: Treatment of inner stems before glass?

Post by Patricks Dad » Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:51 pm

I round over the edges of the inner stems before I start stripping (just the edges that won't be covered by strips.
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Re: Treatment of inner stems before glass?

Post by Jim Dodd » Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:38 pm

I've heard of some laying in a fillet of filled epoxy, on both sides of the stem, before glassing.

I build stemless and this is one of the benefits of that ! I just overlap the excess glass in the ends. Tuck it in with a stick, or putty knife and I'm done !

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