Board is fretted. I make sure to cut the slots 0.002 wider than the tang.
Tang is 0.020"-0.021" so I cut the slots 0.023" wide.
I do this to prevent any fret pressure since it's not needed when the frets are glued in.
Frets are hammered in, trimmed and excess glue is wiped clean
I make sure they sit tight and kiss the board properly
I also make sure there's no fret surface presure and that the board is still straight
Fret ends are sanded square and flushed with the board edge. In this stage I bring the board to it's final dimension
I now start gluing the celluloid binding with a little acetone
I just had a new idea for clamping the board side binding... I need to do some tests first... be back soon (-;