Inlaid the MOP star position markers today, and shaped the peghead yesterday (first time for this shape). Depending how things go next week, I'm hoping to tackle the peghead inlay.
Tony's banjo is still giving me a headache, next job will be cutting the heel around the flange! The original Ashborn banjos I've looked at had weedy little heels that finished above the flange but I prefer the heel to be deeper for better rim contact, stability and looks, so I've decided to take it to the bottom of the rim with a cutout for the flange and a 2-point fixing. Another option would be to cut out a section of the flange to take the neck but I feel this would weaken the flange too much. If all goes to plan I should have the frets in and be carving the neck by the end of next week!
Thought I'd mention, I'll be updating my prices page for the start of 2018, a few of the options will be included in the base price but there will also be a slight increase in price. I have a few spaces left toward the end of next year so if you would like to get an order in and take advantage of the current price list give me a shout before January.