Need a Third Hand?
© Frank Ford, 3/24/98; Photos by FF, 3/17/98

Use a capo:

I always keep capos handy at the bench for string retainers.

Use a stick:

A simple technique to keep strings out of the way while touching up or cleaning frets and fingerboard.

A drop of cyanoacrylate (super glue) on the screw and catalyst (acellerator) on the power screwdriver blade makes it easy to start and drive screws in impossible locations:

A sandbag or two can come in mighty handy. Nothing like 'em for weighing down a body if the neck is cantilevered out over the floor. Here I'm using a big sandbag to hold the cord of my bridge heater:

It really keeps things in place!

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