I ain't got the skills to fret yet. Wow what a major PITA.
Tried the zip ties in fret slots. Works, but it's depth sensitive. Thought I could sand them down, but they (at least the white ones) start to hold crud and lose visibility.
Also, even though they're plastic, stain likes them.
So based on a pic I saw here somewhere where a guy used finishing nails for frets, I tried a modification...
In the pic you see 3 things, a near-finished fretboard, a pull saw, and some air nailer 2-inch brads.
The saw cuts the perfect slot to fit the brads. They are not frets, just fret markers, the board is essentially fretless (except for the zero). 3 drops of superglue and they tap in flush. Cut LOTS easier than fret wire too. Obviously, it's diatonic. Gonna try color somehow, because if I can do that, I can make that hybrid marked fretless board, different colors for chromatic and diatonic.
how did you keep the cut depth consistent?
Thx. Pix would help...