CHRISTMAS IS OVER, the house guests have gone home, life begins to return to normal and it is time to get back into the workshop. The neck shaping is almost done on all five instruments that I am working on, Next will be lots and lots of final sanding in preparation for the finishing. Today I spent some time with rasp, file, scraper and bow sander getting necks down to where they "feel" right to my hand. When the "feel" is right I will finish by hand sanding down through the grits, 120,180,220,300, 400. 600. It is a little boring but I sit in a comfortable chair and listen to music while I sand and think great thoughts.