Poor Man's Vise is an inexpensive holding device. I didn't come up with this idea, I seen it in an issue of Woodcarving Illustrated. It's basically a few pieces of pipe. pipe flanges and an eye bolt. I bolted mine to a small board that I can clamp to a bench or table. That way it is portable and can be moved outside or taken to carving meetings easily. Simply screw the pipe flange to your carving, slide through the eye bolt and tighten. A great little vise that holds up to mallet carving.