My personal banjo turned out freakin' awesome, it looks super cool and sounds better than I'd hoped. The combination of a Rosewood/brass tonering, a deep 12" Walnut rim, a thickish goat skin, a fantastic 'Buckeye' tailpiece and a little bit of skill have turned this into a 'killer' banjo.
Dan's banjo has turned out equally awesome, also armed with a 'Buckeye' tailpiece (highly recommended),a goat skin head and a 11" Walnut rim. Even without a tonering it still sounds sweet, unfortunately for me it is a 'lefty' so I can't give it a good play. Steve's Cherry neck for his 'Dobson' pot should be up and running by the end of next week!