I've got a few hawtorn trees around, but they tend to be short and scrubby -- it's hard to find stick material out of them!
I ordered a vice from Harbor Freight that swivels, tilts, and equipped with a screw down clamp for portability. I believe it was $23.00. I'll let everyone know how it works out.
Pictures guys -- pictures!airborne, that sounds like mine. Mine is just a Stanley tools brand. I really like it.