not enough room, naz. just a small indian tabac box. i still might do the tail plate thing, and tie the strings onto a short dowel or brass rod or piece of coathanger. gotta work on my macrame skills then.
The Tabac uke I built had enuff room to do the regular wrap/tie method as a neck-thru, but you coulg just as easily tie a big double square knot and it will hold ... nbot really a lot of tension on uke strings.