Originally Posted by Rip Topaz
Be very careful doing this on a maple board. You'd be surprised how quick a fret can get hot enough to scorch your fret lines for you.
Yeah, that was my concern! I don't want to scorch the wood or the finish. My soldering iron has an adjustable heat setting - how hot should I make it for heating the frets?
Would it just be better to put a back bow in the neck with the truss rod? I saw that Dan Erlewine did this with clamps for taking the frets out of a maple fretboard.