When I first started woodcarving for many years I struggled.
Not with the carving part itself so much, but with how to hold the bigger pieces I wanted to work on.
You see, a smaller piece wasn't really a problem since I could hold it in my hand. And a medium sized piece well, lets face it, they make plenty of vises and holders for that. Heck even a board and some screws would do the trick in most cases.
But when I started chainsaw carving and doing more cabinets and woodworking I needed to hold much biger pieces, sometimes whole logs or slabs of wood 6 foot long and larger. Now it became a problem to hold these things securely and still have a stable support that remained safe.
For instance I like to carve chainsaw owls but the logs aren't that big for my average bird, they where also too small to stand on their own and carve with a chainsaw. They would fall over or zip right out from under the blade when it touched them (Very Dangerous).
I can hold anything with it and it won't budge, from logs, to plywood, giant slabs for benches, pretty much anything. You can see me show it in the video here but I will do a better review on it in the future. I was just exited in this video because I thought it was the coolest thing ever. I was so happy with it I bought 2 of them. Here's the video
I definately recommend this product ...That's my opinion. You can get one here!