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Use of Imported and Australian Native Timbers in mandolins
  Published on the world wide web.  This is up to date information ( most recent update 14th July 2011) on my experiences of using various timbers in mandolin construction.  With pictures.  The papers below have been published in paper form, so with time will tend to go out of date.
Tasmanian Oak in Mandolins
  Bibliography: Coombe P.E, Tasmanian Oak in Mandolins.  Journal of the Australian Association of Musical Instrument Makers Inc., Volume 30, p20-25, June 2011
Free plate tuning really does work in oval hole mandolins
  Bibliography: Coombe P.E, Mandolin Comparisons.  Journal of the Australian Association of Musical Instrument Makers Inc., Volumes 28 & 29.  Published in 3 parts.  2009-2010. 
Free plate tuning
  Bibliography: Coombe P.E, Free Plate Tuning of Mandolins.  Journal of the Australian Association of Musical Instrument Makers Inc., Volume 24, p.9-24, March 2005 
Music Instrument Cases
  Bibliography: Coombe P.E, Music Instrument Cases: How much protection do they really give. Journal of the Australian Association of Musical Instrument Makers Inc., Volume 23, p.14-16, December 2003 
Experiences with Mountain Ash
  Bibliography: Coombe P.E., Experiences with Mountain Ash.  Journal of the Australian Association of Musical Instrument Makers Inc., Volume 22, p.6-7, December 2003
A new Mandolin Bridge
  Bibliography: Coombe P.E., A new mandolin bridge.  Journal of the Australian Association of Musical Instrument Makers Inc., Volume 22, p.11-15, December 2003
Myrtle, a useful Tonewood
  Bibliography: Coombe P.E., Myrtle, a useful Tonewood.   Journal of the Australian Association of Musical Instrument Makers Inc., Volume 21, p.6-8, March 2002
Use of Native and Imported Timbers in Mandolins II
Bibliography: Coombe P.E., Use of Australian Native and Imported Timbers in Mandolins II .   Journal of the Australian Association of Musical Instrument Makers Inc., Volume 18, p.7-10, March 1999
Use of Australian Native Timbers in Mandolins
Bibliography: Coombe P.E., Use of Australian Native Timbers in Mandolins.  Journal of the Australian Association of Musical Instrument Makers Inc., Volume 15, Number 4, p.6-11, December 1996, ISSN: 0815-9793