The 'aged' brass overlay looks great on Tom's banjo, just need to visit the hardware store to get some more brass screws, it will also have a matching brass plate on a curvy scoop.
Alan's banjo is all shaped/carved and ready for a final sand before staining black.
Also, I've made a good start on the next batch by cutting, planing, slotting and profiling all of the fingerboards.
Once again I will be increasing my prices slightly in April this year, if you wish to take advantage of the current prices then you can place an order for 2017 before April 5th (my order book is currently full until January). The price increase won't affect orders already placed.