Chapter 8
Glueing fan braces.
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Glueing fan braces, starting with the fan braces spread glue on both surfaces place weights on fans. Glue two braces at a time as in image support weight on single braces with a trimming from a brace. Lead weights or bricks will do. In Mexico in 1954 I saw a guitar maker using stones. When the fan braces are dry finish their shape taper the ends and put a drop of glue on the feather edge as Torres did., as it is easier before the main braces are glued. To finish fan brace contours use plane, chisel and shaped sanding blocks. IMPORTANT-the fan braces are NOT fitted to the contour of the solera but pressed into the solera, locked by the glue and when dry creating a spring.