They are all glued on now. The clamps are needed to keep the bindings tight in the groove at the neck joint. They work just fine and when the glue set and the tape came off I had good tight joints everywhere.
Now with tiny plane and scraper the binding is shaved down a bit so that it is perfectly smooth where the binding meets the body.
At the end of the day I often bring the ukes up for a close inspection as I relax in the living room. Here they are with bindings. The fretboards are just sitting on them for effect. The flowers, a gift from a friend to my wife. sorry about the knee.
The next day I had time to work on the end pieces. I take the black/white/black purfling from some spare binding material and fit it into the slot i cut the other day.
It gets glued in with superglue and the accelerator really comes in handy at this juncture. Next I select a matching piece of scrap wood to shape.
Stephen wanted some Koa on his ukulele for sentimental reasons, so I selected this nice piece of Koa for the end piece. And after a bit of fitting, slipped it in, glued and taped it down
And here it is, after a little rasp and sanding, nicely filling the gap. The Koa will really pop when the French polish is applied.