These little triangular pieces are perhaps the most important part of a ukulele for they hold it all together. I make them from basswood. Here is the final part of the process, slicing them into triangular shape.
With a sharp Exacto knife blade I slice them into a nice shape and sand them smooth
It doesnt take long, and if your knife is sharp it is kind of fun
and before long you have enough made for the current builds.
and now Rick is installing them in Randy's long neck Concert
While I am patiently smoothing and rounding the fret ends with this tiny file, a tedious job indeed