I was thinking this could be a thread for those of us with damaged mandolins to post some pictures and those luthiers among us can comment and give us hope. Perhaps when a mandolin is actually saved, before and after pictures, and even some "in process" pictures can be posted.
I wold post mine but I have posted it in the bowlback neck repair thread, which is where I got the idea. But I will post the pic.
So please someone, get this thread kicked off!