New saw blade for the table saw tonight! As much as it'll make me sound like a shill, this is actually my second one of these blades so that I can always have one in service while I send the other back for refurb/sharpening. Made a little progress on the hook scroll 5-string and straightened up the shop a little bit tonight.

OK. New year, new drive to get things better documented! Back from some vacation and business travel, it's time to rock and roll. 

Worked down the neck to final contours and started in on the belly cut tonight. I love the smell of sawdust in the evening. 

Back at it for the first time in almost a month!

It's amazing how much time planning and executing a wedding and honeymoon can take and how absolutely worth it all that effort was. 

Managed to get the neck contours and the heel transition just about wrapped up here and then it's on to final hardware layout!

Last night was the first time I'd cleaned the shop in longer than I could remember. On a positive note: I found some drill bits I'd misplaced, all the large chips and sawdust are gone from the floor, and (most importantly) I was able to get some actual work done!

I was able to cut the headstock out and get everything sanded to thickness on Aaron's and now that it's this far through, I can't wait to carve the reveals in.