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inlaying a patch of wood (I used hard maple) to replace the original
spruce pad so I could drill new bridge-pin holes. Routing it wasn't
difficult using the Stew-Mac Saddle Slotting Jig.
4) Integrating the patch with the bridge plate and top required
making rabbeted edges. To do this, I moved the router lower than
the thickness of the top, to rout a ledge only in the clean portion of
the bridge plate.
5) Here's a better look at the rabbeted edges.
6) Before gluing the bridge to the top, I made a nylon plug to keep
glue from squeezing into the pickup slot, which would cause the
pickup to not fit. It's difficult to clean glue from the slot.
7) To keep glue from getting into the holes in the bottom of the
bridge, I had to make nylon discs matching their diameter and
thickness. If glue residue worked into those holes, it would be almost
impossible to remove and the piezo elements would never fit into
their holes.
8) I trimmed the nylon locating pins flush with the top of the
bridge and kept the bridge aligned as I applied the glue and clamped

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