I made one of those over three years ago, but its not as nice looking. Mine is oriented horizontally and has the opposing gender panel connectors mounted on the block of wood. This seems better to me for two reasons. First, most soldering points on connectors are hollow and often open on the top half, XLRs and DINs for example. I can't see how soldering with the connector on it's end would work. The solder will run down into the female solder side ends of each pin, and the male solder points would also be odd to try and solder down on them using this guy's block. Mine holds the connector in the orientation needed to hold the solder where it's supposed to end up. Also, using panel connectors to mount the one being soldered serves as a heat sink and helps to cool the hot pins faster after completing the work. I'll post a picture sometime if I remember to. Also, I have some of those helper clips and never use them. I can hold the wire down with the tip of the iron and use my left hand to apply the solder in less time than it takes to setup with those clips. Funny how different people view doing work like this is.