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For my second build I will install the frets after the neck and fretboard are installed. I tap the frets into place and then use a press to seat them but I'm not sure how to deal with the frets over the sound board, (fretboard extension?) Hammering on this section seems a bit risky. Hopefully someone has some tips.
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Bill
 

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I install the frets before I glue the fretboard to the neck. Solves that problem.
 

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For my second build I will install the frets after the neck and fretboard are installed. I tap the frets into place and then use a press to seat them but I'm not sure how to deal with the frets over the sound board, (fretboard extension?) Hammering on this section seems a bit risky. Hopefully someone has some tips.
Thanks
Bill
you can use one of those thingies that fit a heavy plate via the soundhole under the fretboard extension or cut the slots wider than usual and fit the frets with epoxy without hammering them in.
 

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For my second build I will install the frets after the neck and fretboard are installed. I tap the frets into place and then use a press to seat them but I'm not sure how to deal with the frets over the sound board, (fretboard extension?) Hammering on this section seems a bit risky. Hopefully someone has some tips.
Thanks
Bill

Tip: Don't do it that way. Install frets on fretboard before gluing it to the neck like Cornerstone says.
 

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For my second build I will install the frets after the neck and fretboard are installed. I tap the frets into place and then use a press to seat them but I'm not sure how to deal with the frets over the sound board, (fretboard extension?) Hammering on this section seems a bit risky. Hopefully someone has some tips.
Thanks
Bill

Why, on only your second build, do you want to make life so difficult?
 
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Why, on only your second build, do you want to make life so difficult?

I should mention that the slots were cut before glueing on the neck It's only the last 4 frets that are an issue the other 16 went nicely. Besides it seemed like a good idea at the time. I think I'll widen the slots slightly so no tapping is needed and then glue in the last 4 frets.
 

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Never done it but don't see why you couldn't squeeze them in with a small C clamp thru the sound hole. But like others have said don't do it that way no more.
 

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File the tang off a little bit and press them in with glue.

Also, I have some videos on how i do it on youtube.
 
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Thanks for the replies, I enlarged the slots a little bit so it took a light tap to seat them and used epoxy on the fret ends. All better now.