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2) The pieces that didn't contact a brace were easy to glue, so I
did that first. I used fish glue because it's collagen-based and bonds
well to hide glue, so squeeze-out that wasn't removed would become
one with hide glue remaining in the gaps between the braces and the
top (a "white" glue such as Titebond will not adhere to hide glue).
3) I covered the cracked area with wax paper, then laid a clear acrylic
guard over it to spread pressure from my long-reach soundhole clamp.
4) To keep the top pieces flat and level, I made eight 1/2"-thick
nylon cauls, each a different shape, then fitted each with a magnet
faced with Teflon film. Here's one of the cauls, held in place with a
repair magnet.
5) As I guided the clamp into place, I carefully slid off the repair
magnet holding the caul so it wouldn't be attracted to the steel clamp.
6) By this point, I had glued the largest area of runout in the top (a
jagged section that never separated from the braces) as well as three
of the braces. The last top brace was split such that it was impossible
to glue until I drilled two holes in it, right through the splits, then
injected glue through them. It worked great!

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