I agree with Kathy - 9 foundationless frames in a 10 frame box is a recipe for disaster. Get them drawing first, then move them apart.
After the first time, there is usually enough wax on the frames that any subsequent drawing should be straight.
Cut comb- I have the same thing, only I used shallows. Put a "v" on my homemade frames instead of a popsicle stick and they did just fine. First time I waxed the "V".
I do have to admit, though, that I'm not a big fan of foundationless. I use mostly plastic foundation, so any foundationless frames end up being drawn drone, and the queen will cross 6 full boxes to lay in 2 drone combs :-x...