I agree, as I get older I learn to appreciate convenience. I have an old aluminum platform that was part of some stairs for a mobile home that I use for push mowers and its just big enough for a small snapper rer. I think you can see it in the background of one of the pics.Nice to have the mower up where you can get at it instead of having to work on the floor.
Thats pretty slick and handy, especially when working on a messy project. I forgot to mention the idea of bolt holes for holding the engine in place. There were a couple of holes already in the Workmate that lined up to the flange on the engine I was working on.Off to one side of my wooden work bench I cut a hole the size of a large metal coffee can. Cut a lot of 1/4" slits in the rim of the can and bent tabs out. The can hangs in the hole as a bench top trash. Easy to pull out and dump. I also drilled a couple of bolt patterns and can mount a vertical engine to the bench after removing the coffee can.