I have morphed this thread into a journey through my building a five course mandola based off a Luthier kit. I'm sure the cracks ahead were my fault in some way this wood seems really fragile with the grain. Other wise Dons kit is a great way to start. Considering all the problems I am running into from lack of experience I would make his class if possible. If not get the kit can tackle it, as irritated as I have been so far it has been fun. John
Hey my shop is now my living room so my wife's bathroom is my workshop when needed. That is my mandolas top and back ruffed out and waiting for me to mix up the glue to put in the braces. Hey I'm sharing because my wife thought it was hysterical. John
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