Make a bench 18 inches high of a good 2-inch plank, c. Make a slanting platform, b, through which is cut a hole in which the clamp a works. The clamp must be made of heavy hard wood that is tough and will not split. The shank, f, must be an extension of the clamp, a. Several holes in the plank will allow the clamp to be raised. The treadle g is kept in place by a peg at h. To operate this horse place foot upon the treadle, insert the wood under the edge of a, and push back on the treadle.
Use old jumper cables to make wood clamps they work great and are way cheaper than the clamp you see on the left. This shelf to display hot wheels was made by hand by me.look for the completed shelf. It turned out nice.