Chapter 13
Surfacing the top
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Surfacing the top is done in the same manner as the back but requires a lighter touch, as the wood is softer. Notice in the image that the fan braces are visible due to shrinkage of the glue joint. These undulations are usually removed in the scraping and sanding process. I prefer to leave a little of the fans show on the top. When gluing the bridge using a caul underneath the, top the top will level