I glue a small piece of the brace material across X brace crossing. Never used the gauze. I have seen it on many guitars.The two braces in the X are notched where they cross. The little linen patch in theory strengthens the crossing point. Martin did it, Gibson I believe does not. I did it on my first couple of guitars using gun cleaning patches, on recent ones I have glued a little spruce piece across the crossing
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Yeah, I came up with MY painless bridge rather early and never used pins. Even though on further reflection my bridge did look rather big on my parlours, leading to a redesign of a slightly smaller one. My third guitar with single soundhole I bought a pin bridge last year and will not use my last painless (which should go in a museum dedicated to showing Ovation I was two years ahead of them and their damn patent). I laid it on the top and it was MUCH to big (what was I thinking).So this was your first acoustic build with bridge pins? For the record, I had to whittle/sand/scrape bone inlay into side dots on my first paduak guitar, so I get where you are coming from.
No wonder I couldn't find it, not wide enough , oh well, was back where the thick,tall LP stuff (ivoroid no less) so yeah, won't be used anytime soon.Well looky here, courtesy of U.S.P.S. on Saturday