Next week will be spent finishing rims, heel cutting, scooping and fretting, I aim to have Dale's ready for oiling by the end of the week!
The neck on the right of the group photo is going to be a new one for myself, it's getting quite embarrassing showing customers my battered old 'prototype' banjo that has been pulled apart and put back together so many times.
I had intended to make one last year as a 40th birthday present to myself but time didn't permit so this year I'm determined. It will be a Walnut 12" rim, 25.5" scale, slotted peghead, the tone ring will be something I haven't tried yet and i plan on doing some cool inlay on the peghead. Hopefully it will be finished by Summer, depending on how well I get on with commissions.