finally got around to welding pegs on my bender stand to hold my dies and follower blocks and tube straps. welded a peg to hold the main bending handle on the base. still need a piece of 1 1/2 X .120 wall dom tube bout 4 in. long so I can weld it to the base for the extension handle. you can see its just leaning up against the stand. the main handle is aluminum tube that is 3/8 wall, 1.25 ID. the extension is solid 1.25 aluminum that inserts into the main handle if I need it.