Filed the fret ends flush with this arsenal. Didn't take too long, just like I thought yesterday. The body end was bit tricky, but nothing too difficult. Fret end bevels. Couple frets having different angle. Have to fix that later. After the initial fret work, I flipped the guitar upside down and started one of my favorite steps: carving the neck. (Kind of bi-polar feeling, intimidating and fun. ) First neck-through guitar, can't help the feeling that if I screw up, it'll be really difficult to fix. The fact that my cousin wants a toothpick neck doesn't help at all. As I chewed the wood away, I was constantly checking if I was too near the truss rod channel. So far so good. And what do you get when you get carried away and start to enjoy the work too much? Well, wengé splinters, of course! (Damn devil tree! It's pure evil! Pure evil, I say!) Then something else. From the workshop to the kitchen (via shower). Tonight's menu: traditional Laplander dish - sautéed reindeer. A big chunk of frozen reindeer meat. (Always nice when mom comes to visit, the freezer is guaranteed to be full with all kinds of northern delicacies when she unpacks her luggage. ) Different kind of carving. Thin shavings are essential for this dish, that's why the meat is cut when it's still frozen. Looks almost as tasty as maple curls. Fried little by little to keep the pan hot. Then some salt and pepper, a bit of water and that's all it needs. After bit of simmering the meat was so tender it almost melt on your tongue. Served with potatoes and lingonberries. Buorre borránlustu! Hopefully I get the neck carve ready tomorrow. Now it's digestion time.