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    Default Soon to make my first Mandolin

    Hello,
    I will soon begin a project of building my first mandolin. It will be the Gibson Army/Navy style. I use mostly hand tools (I do have a drill press and table saw.)
    Any suggestions or advice will be appreciated, as I am truly a novice!
    Eager to hear from any and all.

    Lost in Croatia

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    Default Re: Soon to make my first Mandolin

    Get Graham Macdonald's book the Mandolin Project if you have not already.

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    Default Re: Soon to make my first Mandolin

    Turn off your computer!

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    Default Re: Soon to make my first Mandolin

    +1 on the Graham MacDonald book, it's a great resource. Measure twice, cut once. Dry fit and test clamp everything before you glue. Take your time with the finishing details. You can do this! Enjoy!

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    I built my first one out of scrap wood to get the feel of cutting, bending, alignment, and gluing and to see what tools I would need.

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