how many cuts are made on the cloth when laminating a longboard? on the nose
Sorta depends on the radius (curve) of the nose. The more the curve the more cuts 'cause you're just trying to keep the lap from wrinkling. A pointy one may only need one at the very tip or maybe three; one at the tip and two on either side where the outline breaks. A large radius, like a nose rider, may have a few more to accommodate the curve. Where you have sharp points you cut out a little "V" instead of a slice. That will keep the lap from overlapping (no pun intended). Its a trial and error kind of thing too. Don't be afraid to make too many, its not going to hurt anything.