This Salad Bowl Banjo was commissioned as a trade with luthier, Bob Gernandt. Bob had helped me so many times to solve problems with my instrument builds (some small, a couple were major). Once I asked if there was anything I could do for him. I thought I he'd want help with his web page, or some other computer thing, but he shocked me by asking me to make him a banjo. His wife, Allyson, plays clawhammer style banjo so I was absolutely honored to do this.
Here's a video demonstration and explanation, followed by some photos: