I 'made' a stubby too, that does help. Glad I didn't lose an eye.
I am guessing he must have had an easy one when he designed everything...I kind of made a pin pusher like LC's small c-clamp one...but alas...Harbor Freight metal let me down in use. I think a quality clamp would probably do nicely, but a quality clamp's metal might not lend to easy modding. It's a lot of effort to go through when it bends on the first use.
If the pins came out healthy on your FSB...I might be your huckleberry for a swap. I need a couple.