Shop Tip #289
© Frank Ford 2006; Photo by FF

Take a close look at this great set of guitar tuners.  It's an original installation on a fine 1867 Martin guitar (style "1-24" should you care).  Notice that the mounting screws (the four small ones countersunk in the plate) have their slots neatly lined up.  That's a sign of old time craftsmanship for sure!  Phillips heads are a bit less dramatic, but also look good when they're aligned. Take the extra few seconds to line up the wood screw heads on your projects, and catch some of that feeling for yourself. Discerning folks will notice and be impressed. Others may need to have your brilliance shown to them, but you'll still get coolness points. . .