I got a very nice joint where the sides met at the very bottom of the baritone, but the buyer and I decided that an end piece would look nicer-so here is how it was done.
First I attached this end piece guide that clamps to the end of a Uke. Because I had already installed the binding, top and bottom I did not want to risk using a router, so I got out the carving tools.
Using these mini-carving tools I carefully cut out the side ends preparing for a wood inlay.
Here is the carved out space ready for the inlay.
Now a piece of black/white purfling is glued into the recess
Now it is ready for the wooden end piece inlay. But what kind of wood should I use.?
I expect that every luthier has boxes of small scraps of wood that he just cannot bring himself to throw away. I am no exception, and now I search for a wood that will match or blend with the project.
This is the piece I chose. First a trip to the band saw to reduce it in size a bit. Actually a lot, After lots of sanding, and fitting the end piece is glued into its recess. Tomorrow I will show you the result.