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A style Mandolin build

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I purchased the lumber for an A style mandolin. Nothing like just jumping in to learn something new.

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I've made cabinets and furniture, (simple stuff), for years. Most can be pretty forgiving of minor errors and finishing mistakes. This will be the most challenging project I've ever attempted.

I haven't settled on a particular plan. I'm either going to follow Graham McDonald's carved front and carved back. Or another plan I purchased from Elderly. I thought I should get the lumber in the workshop and let it become acclimatized to the environment. Then settle on the final plan.

So if you want to follow a rank amateur, keep tuned. I expect this to be a winter-long project.
BJ

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