Heikki, your build is looking good. I don't have the book, but I went to the Romanillos course in Spain a while ago. His "papal cross" was so thick and stiff that I was scared to use it and we thinned it out for use on my guitar. I wonder what the specifications in the book say about that. Would you mind sharing?heikkinurkkala wrote:I am currently building my first guitar a'la Jose Romanillos book "Making a Spanish Guitar"
I contemplated to use hot hide glue when gluing back to sides but decided not to use it because my cold workshop and too high strength hideglue(280).
I used fishglue instead and it worked well...
I made preradiused sanding cauls whereby used to shape back braces, spanish heel and side-to-back joint. When braces were glued to sides I made temporary support blocks for braces so they dont sag under the back, and which I removed after back was cured. I used also "papal cross" device from the book which helped to spread clamping forces during back gluing. I used rope as a clamp.
I could later take a photo of "papal cross"-device what I made.
If you are interested my build log is on instagram search for "heikinnurkka"
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