At last–we have reached the final stage of construction. At the suggestion of the client, I rounded the peg head and attached it.
I always do the final sanding of the instrument by hand, because when the finish is applied, there’s no going back.
The bottom photo is the first coat of the hand-rubbed polyurethane. This was all done a few days ago; currently, the second coat is drying. Very soon, it will be time to add the strings and any finishing touches.