Great post and I am totally blown away. I can see where your true passion is. Like I said before, your set up is very effective and efficient. I need to get one of those electric scissors. I learned a lot.
first off - wow thanks for all the comments, I was kinda expecting to get some heckling but i guess there’s still plenty time for BammBamm to show up
$19 black & decker power scissors, very useful for this part. though IME does not work for actual lap trim.
AFA the bottom lap- I use either the grinder to knock the tips off any high strings or a 3M hard rubber block hand sander if there’s some bumps. Not very often though, usually very little lap sanding ever since I started laminating with the yellow 6" bondo spreader. wrapping the deck lam with the stiff yellow bondo spreader; the wet lap against bottom lam, you can really squeeze it flat, almost flush. Later, wrap some of the deck hotcoat around to the bottom lap becomes even less of an issue & fast-easy to clean up-take down with the milwaukee & 6" pad
yes acrylic paint. first I go around carefully with a hard roller to press the lap flush, then once around the lap joint to level the crease & create about 1" path with lam resin; then around once more this time a light coat with some SA to make it sandable & tape-able. real fast with UV cure. the best part is that my pinline is under 2 layers of deck lamination, safe from that damn sander!!
Hmm, no discount for me from USB, but couple years back I asked for the logo, they sent me a truckload… when I first started I thought it looked cool. now I put 'em on almost without thinking about it. <shrug>