Finally, after all the work removing and replacing the bridge pad, putting a spruce patch on the top, and making a bridge, it's time to finally glue on the new bridge.
Anyway, we spread some hot hide glue on the area where the bridge will go on the top.
I also spread some glue on the bottom of the new bridge.
Underneath I'm using a piece of maple, about the shape of the bridge pad, as a caul.
On the top, I have some pieces of cocobolo scraps as cauls. The main caul in the center is actually the remains of the first bridge I made, which was just a tad too small. It made a good practice scrap to test drilling on, and it makes a terrific caul.