Binding is important to protect the edges of a Ukulele and combined with decorative Purfling it adds immensely to an instruments looks. It is plenty time consuming to add but it is worth it.
Here they are with binding and purfling on board. The Brazilian Rosewood even has its end piece installed. The end caps are also on and mostly shaped. Lets take a closer look at the binding.
This uke has Koa binding, so I dug a piece of scrap Koa out of my supplies and fashioned the end piece.
Here are the inlay channels cut for the two remaining end pieces. The new jig worked well.
And this is the top purfling, The bottom shows black/white/black/white, a different look. There are many varieties of purfling to choose from. I usually stay with pretty basic patterns. There is lots of sanding and rounding to be done on these ukes, but they are coming along well. It is about time to think about installing the fret boards.