My plate is 3/4" thick and sits on the bench top. I surround the plate with 3/4" styrofoam. Inside I use pieces of styrofoam on the skin which allows me to lean in and put my knee on a board over this foam.
I roll the fuse to a location with a foot or so of rivets taped in place and then back rivet.
I hold the fuse in place with pillows, cushions etc.
Take your time and you can do the whole thing alone and do a nice job
Tom Martin RV1 pilot 4.6hours!
CPL & IFR rated
EVO F1 Rocket 1000 hours,
2010 SARL Rocket 100 race, average
speed of 238.6 knots/274.6mph
RV4, RV7, RV10, two HRIIs and five F1 Rockets
RV14 Tail dragger
St.Thomas, Ontario Canada, CYQS