I have a piece of what appears to be old growth southern yellow pine. It has straight, even grain and is quartersawn. I know the board is over 50 years old. It seems somewhat heavy.
I have a mandolin (not vintage or collectable but good neck, sides and back) which needs a new top and wonder if I would be wasting my time trying to retop it with this piece of pine. The plate is already roughed out-I was practicing with a new finger plane. the mandolin in question would only need to have the top removed. It wouldn't be very difficult with the dremel.
Any thoughts if it would be a viable project worth the effort?