After hours of fitting end pieces in the workshop, it was a delight to spend some time sanding in the sunshine.
It is tedious and time consuming but finally they get done and now we wait for the glue to set.
'first you cut away the black/white/black purfling. Then you cut and glue in purfling along the sides, Then you select and fit a piece of wood and glue it into the slot.
And after the glue dries, with rasp and sand paper you make it look like this. This is Gaty's #133, I found a nice piece of spalted maple.
And here is Sandy's #134, another piece of spalted maple.
I could not resist the "lightning bolt" image in these end pieces.
These three ukuleles are looking really good. Toe plates, fretboards peghead plates and these beauties will be ready for their finish, although I may start the Starburst experimentation tomorrow on a scrap of sitka spruce.