I sometimes call the hook I build into the base of the neck, the heel. I like the look of that curved hook and always cap it with a piece of hardwood that matches the wood of the fretboard and bridge . Today was the 'hook heels"day for #'s 118 and 119.
First you must search in your scrap wood boxes for the right match, cut it roughly to shape and carefully fit it to the curve of the uke body. Then cut thin veneer to match as close as you can the purfling on the binding. I am matching white/black/white purfling in this case.
Each piece is glued to the next in a stack, and then clamped tightly while the glue sets.
Voila! I got a pretty good match. When this is finally shaped and sanded this will be a good looking hook.
Got a pretty good fit on Laura's #119 also. When this is cleaned up it will be just fine. It was a good day for "Hookin"