My first job in February was making a partially fretless neck to fit a client’s pot. This was my first time making and setting up a partially fretless neck. I roughed out a neck and fretboard similar to this a few years ago, but the customer did the final work on that project so I didn’t get to see how it worked out in person.
My next project was to make a neck and rim and send them to a customer partially completed. He wanted to do the rest of the work himself.
Then came my first octave mandolin. The customer wanted one with a guitar shaped body and sent a plan for the shape. This was a fun project and I was surprised by how nice it sounded, though I don’t know how to play anything in the mandolin family properly.
I also made banjos #105, 106 and 107 during February, they are all shown on the Banjos page.