Spent some time making a banjo practice stick for our Holiday traveling. I copied the neck of my new OB 250. I started out just thinking about a stick with strings so I could practice fingering chords and picking rolls. But ended up making it playable. It's nice an quiet so I can practise in the early am hours, portable to take with me to work, and would make a good billy club if I need a weapon. I had been looking for a use for the turquoise die stain too. The stick is maple and ironwood. I burnt the ends on the sander. the tuners are 1/4 carage bolts. You have to use a wrench to tune it. The action and intonation are actually descent. I used a table saw, a drill, a grinder and a sanding machine. Shaped the neck with a 3/4 round over bit on the router table.