I'm sure this isn't an original idea, but I've never seen it mentioned before. After I first hived my bees I had to straighten out some collapsed comb, and I used rubber bands to hold it in the frames. That worked, but for a noob like myself it was pretty awkward to hold the frame and comb and get rubber bands around it all without doing too much damage - while wearing gloves. After thinking about it I added some string and thumbtacks to my kit, I recently had a chance to try out my idea.
I used the thumbtacks and string to form a web on one side of the frame.
Once you have put in the thumb tacks, and secured one end of the string on the other side, you can (put your gloves on) just lay in the comb, and wrap the string around. Once you get to the end you don't even need to tie a knot, just push the last tack all the way in and you're finished. All easily done while wearing gloves
For Guys like J.P. who've had lots of practice I imagine that rubber bands are much quicker, and more efficient. But if you are planning your first cut out you could prep some frames like this in advance and it might make the learning curve a little less steep.
By the way, the reason I had to do this
tie in is because when I did the first one back in May I didn't get the mid lines
of the comb completely straight and centered in the frames and as you built out away from that some of the new comb was built progressively more crooked.
Lesson learned: when tying in comb center the comb by the mid line, not by the thickness - it might be drawn out more on one side than on the other. Then check it out before too long and straighten up any thing that looks even a little bit wonky. If you don't it will come back to haunt you later.