See step 1, which is subdivided quite usefully. Linear thinkers will appreciate that. That was not an insult; I am a linear thinker. I have often wondered what parallel thinking would look like, but, of course, how could I know? Would it look like this, by chance? ....
Today I-------And yet-------Do parallel
will work-----I intend to---thinkers
cold fusion----my novel.-----later moments
too----------------------in the day
I----------------------------------see it this way?
Now I'm scared. Believe me, Step 1 is much, much simpler.
Step 1: Build the WP holder in 5 steps, while not ignoring the cautionary statement
(1) Build a V block to hold your object. Just get a block of wood and cut a V in it big enough to hold the object from slipping out of the V as the object (let us call it a workpiece) is rotated. Feeling rather cool, I added an epoxy-graphite blend to the V to let the workpiece (shall call it a WP?) turn smoothly. That was STUPID! It turns well, leaving ugly black streaks on the WP. I made this mistake so that you would not. Trust me.
(2) Drill a hole in your bench. Use a drill, which is 9,763 times faster than training a rat to do this phase. If you are feeling cool, smooth the edges of the hole so it will not fray the cord critical to the next step.
(3) Push a bungee cord up through the hole.
(4) Push the WP through the bungee loop.
(5) tension the bungee cord, which is a fancy way of saying, hook its hooks around something on the bench so that the cord pulls the WP into the V. You are ready to work.
NOTE: Do all the steps this way or else you risk re-arranging the geology of Delaware. Don't ask me how I know this. Whoever thinks about Delaware, by the way? I haven't for years, or decades, until this very instant. --wt