Having got my new J-Vice I then set off on my goal to make a base. I had in mind some nice hard wood and after trolling ebay but not finding a suitable piece of wood I put a wanted ad and got a reply from a wood worker who happened to have his workshop very close to me. "I can do all that in Oak - it's what I do" I went to His work shop "Works In Wood". We had a natter about what I required and he not only supplied the wood but offered to make the base for me which I grabbed with both hands. I sourced the hardware and this is the result. Thanks Works in Wood.
Now with lights fitted. Just need to get a rechargeable 12v battery pack and it will be full portable. The bar supporting the lights can be removed as can the bobbin holders if I so desire.