I use a Workmate like yours for all kinds of things that are impossible to do on a work table. I find it very handy when I need to stand the plane on a wing tip for one reason or another. The wing will slide down in the slit and the tail will hang out over the end. You can pad/shim everything to get the plane stabilized and secure. So much easier than using a trash can which makes it difficult to stabilize the plane. I also use it for a paint stand. See attached photo.
Hey Paul, yep, I already figured that out. Just lined the edges with towels and stood it nose down between the planks. It made it a lot easier last night to align the fixed flaps while gluing. That's a chore that sounds simple, but is really a pain in the ass if you don't want to have to add a trim tab on your stunter. I too am a recovering trash can user. I used an old kitchen can with thick T-shirt slipped over it and enlarged the neck hole for the wing. And a brick in the bottom to keep it from tipping over. Lol. Now I'm sophisticated.