Originally Posted by Dreamcastin
thanks for all the input, just had a chance to revisit this thread, i do have a starting clamp. Ive heard the bridge term thrown around but am not really sure what your talking about. By "bridge", are you talking about using an extra piece of string, with both the string your trying to tension and the xtra clamped in the starting clamp?
You can find some example videos of using a starting clamp as a bridge if you do a search on YouTube. I almost had to do it the first time this past weekend but I had just enough to reach the tensioner.