Sal's Flamenco ~ Top bracing

For bracing the top, the flat grafts are glued on first.

After bringing the grafts down to their specific thickness, the fans are glued on. Here, the four outside fans are being glued.

The seven straight fans are thickness according to their positions and they peaked at the bridge. Now being chiselled to triangle profile and feathered at the ends.

The fans are carved and the upper cross strut is glued.

The slanted harmonic bar or lower cross strut is arched with 1/16" offset for the necessary top arch.

This massive strut is being glued...

The upper and lower cross strut are cut at the ends, about 2mm within the template line.

The upper and lower cross struts are rounded over and top was given a #240 sand down.