This is a bass where the seams were popping open and there was a bad couple rib cracks on the bottom bout. I glued the bad rib cracks from the outside by making a mold. After they were all glued together there was a small missing rib piece so I was able to fish in a cleat to help hold it together.
Once the rib was fixed, I was able to get the ribs aligned with the top and the back and finish gluing all of the other open seams.
There was a limited time for this job because he had a gig in San Fransisco. So I took all the final clamps off in the morning. It sounded solid not buzzing. Then Since he was picking it up in a couple of hours, I sized all of the edges to help protect them.
Unfortunately when he arrived to pick it up and tested it there was a horrible buzz. He left it for a couple more hours and I carefully looked it over and noticed that a small crack on the top left near the "ff" hole. Most likely the drying of the glue sizing on the edges pulled this crack apart. Anyway I was able to locate the crack and purfling separation and glue it. When he returned it sounded very solid again.