Workshop: Swept Under the Rug

So, after removing bolts from this replacement bridge on a 40s 00-17...

...I popped it off and found, to my very-much surprise, a replacement bit of "top" wood glued in an entirely different direction and two more bolt holes. I guess this explains the reasoning for the oversize bridge plate/stabilizer installed under the deck, huh?

Fortunately, a new repro belly bridge (rather than a "straight" style one like the original) will help to alleviate this problem. I can't wait to finish this one off tomorrow.