Seems I begin all my post with "sorry for such a stupid question..." Let us just assume that I'm sorry from here on out OK?
I'm not only new to mandolin construction but I'm also new to woodworking of any kind. I know this is a woodworking 101 question but could some of you share with me how you prepare your two boards for joining? Specifically what tool are you using? I'm willing to spring for some nice fancy power gadget if I know exactly what to get. I've had average success in the past with a plane but I found it tedious and laborious, mostly due to the fact that my plane is a piece of crapola. Any input is appreciated.