Okay a couple days ago I got an email from a Gary Parks. When I opened it I actually laughed out loud. Gary had sent me a concept for a pattern. They are a couple named Dee & Walt. Their only purpose in life is to hold up the DeWalt Dw788 upper arm so you can easily change blades. If you own a DeWalt you know the problem.
Now this might not be a replacement for The Lifter from Papa's Workshop but it sure is cute. If you are still using a block of wood to hold the arm up grab it and cut this couple. They will do the job for you. Notice the grain direction. This gives them plenty of strength from my short test. No warranty or guarantee but hey their cheap to make. If you break one just cut another. It was nice of Gary to include one for a female and male scroller.
Admit it, you laughed when to saw the very cool project.
DVD and the 2013 update DVD at this link. DVD #1 is $20 and contains over 1,100 patterns. The 2013 update DVD is $7.50 and has another 178 patterns.