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Iíve built one mandolin but Iím not happy with it. I have a dulcimer in the queue. Hopefully, Iíll be doing another mandolin in the near future.

 

General Links

Frets.com links page

Build Your Guitar links

MIMF

Stew-Mac

Allied Lutherie

LMI

Kathy Matsushita, Amateur Luthier Genius

 

Associated Tool and Instrument Technique Links

http://www.mimf.com/link2.htm

http://www.mimf.com/archives/index.htm

 

Actual Instruments

 

Cornemuse

http://www.mimf.com/archives/cpvc_cornemuse.htm

 

Flutes and Flute-like Instruments

http://www.panflutejedi.com/viking-pan-flute-tutorial.html

http://www.panflutejedi.com/jean-paul-tutorial.html

http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~DL1S-YMGC/index-e.htm

http://www.fippless.org/Quena/Make

http://www.markshep.com/flute/books/Simple.html

http://www.rogo.com/folkstuff/fluteinstruct.html

http://www.backwoodshome.com/articles/kramer42.html

 

Didjeridu

http://www.cyberspace.org/~n8rxs/didjcons.html

 

Violin

http://web.telia.com/~u42802424/

http://www.centrum.is/hansi/

http://crab.rutgers.edu/~pbutler/rebec.html

 

Rebec

http://www.geocities.com/scalaska1/rebec1.html

The Rebec Project

 

Percussion

http://www.taiko.com/taiko_resource/makingtaiko.html

http://web.archive.org/web/20060424053332/djembelfaq.drums.org/v8b.htm

http://www.ceolas.org/instruments/bodhran/santin/

http://sambaattac.gmxhome.de/DrumBuilding/Drumbuilding.htm

http://www.rhythmweb.com/homemade/

http://members.cox.net/drum/surdos01.htm

 

Guitar

http://www.theguitarsmith.com/

http://www.hoffmanguitars.com/building_a_guitar.htm

http://mysite.verizon.net/nostberg/

http://www.theguitarproject.com/

http://www.guitarspecialist.com/martintour.htm

http://www.northeastsurf.com/constructing_an_acoustic_guitar_.htm

 

Mandolin

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/robert.deacon/robert.deacon/

http://www.mandozine.com/resources/SMLC/index.php

 

DIY Tools

 

thickness/drum sanders

http://www.roberto-venn.com/Thickness%20sander.htm

http://www.warriorgroup.org/Thickness/

http://home.att.net/~ShipModelFAQ/ShopNotes/smf-SN-ThicknessSander.html

http://www.cnczone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=13980

http://community.webshots.com/album/223700029vUZYCp

http://www.ukuleles.com/BuildingHowTo/sandthck.html

http://www.mimf.com/archives/thickness_sander2.htm

http://www.rockslide.org/drum%20sander.html

http://www.woodcentral.com/articles/powertools/articles_528.shtml

 

side bending machines

http://jcjonesguitars.netfirms.com/sidebend2.htm

http://www.cumpiano.com/Home/Newsletters/Issues/twentytwo.htm

http://www.lint.org/TechNotes/lowcostbender.html

http://www.pjguitar.com/sausag02.htm

http://buildyourguitar.com/resources/tips/foxbend.htm

http://www.ukuleles.com/BuildingHowTo/sidebend.html

 

kits and info

http://www.stockroomsupply.com/

http://www.joewoodworker.com/performax.htm

http://www.bgartforms.com/Kirjes_Sanding_Supplies.htm