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Installing frets in loose fretboard

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Steve Handley
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Has anyone tried installing frets into a fretboard before it’s attached to the neck? Would it just bow the fretboard backwards?


   
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Hi Steve, I've never done it but I have thought about it. Given that Stewmac sell their Fret Arbor Press with a picture of that very process suggests that it can be done

https://www.stewmac.com/luthier-tools-and-supplies/tools-by-job/tools-for-fretting/pressing/fret-arbor-press-system/   

I imagine that even if the fretboard does bow slightly it will glue flat onto the neck when you apply the clamping pressure. 

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Steve Handley
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@russ thank you - that’s all the encouragement I need 😋


   
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