After doing the frets I realized I did them in haste as I forgot to do some intended inlay on the fret board. So I had to decide to pull the frets and start over or go with no dots on the fret board. In the end I decided against pulling the frets as I would risk messing up a clean job. As well I justified this decision by telling myself the uninterrupted grain running from the head stock to the end of the neck was beauty enough for me. Am I a woodaholic or what?
So I did put some dots on the side of the neck. These dots are 3mm Mexican mother of pearl. I used a 3mm brad point bit to drill the holes.
3mm finger placement dots at the 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, and 12th fret.
A close up. They are sized a perfect 3mm.
On one of the holes I drilled a little too deep. The fix however was easy: Fill the hole with ebony sanding dust, tamp down to desired depth and put in a drop of CA.