WELL ! I guess if you are going to make ukuleles you are going to have to install frets, but it is still boring. Thats what I was doing today. The good news is that I got it all done. Here is how it went.
Frets are hammered and pressed into all but two of the slots cut in the fretboard. Those two slots have a small hole drilled in the center of the slot into which a brad will be hammered to hold the fretboard in it's proper place when it is being glued to the neck. If you look closely you can see the hole in the first slot. Each fret is cut to size and then hammered into its slot with a little glue on the tang. The empty slots will receive their frets when the fingerboard is firmly glued to the neck and the tiny brat hole will be covered by the fret.
Frets are started into their grooves with the hammer - but then moved to this press where they are firmly seated.
But finally they did get done. I sanded the board down to 400 grit before beginning because it would surely be too late to do it now. Maybe I will get these glued on tomorrow.