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Things are almost under control now. I'm leveling the frets with
my plane body sanding block and 600 grit waterproof silicon carbide paper:
I'm now confident that the frets are perfectly level along their length.
Only problems is that they are flat, square and sharp:
I've again covered the fingerboard with tape so now I can proceed to profile the frets. I've never been able to handle fret files, so I turn to my cantsaw file with the safe edges.
I'll file the corners off, and slowly round the top until there's just a teeny little strip of the original
Here's a rounded fret next to a flat one. . .
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