There was discussion on a group board that I follow about the difficulty some of us have with punches. As we get older and we have weaker hands, we have problems pushing hard enough to punch through cardstock. Many years ago I purchased a wooden helper for this problem. I think a nice man made these to help us. He probably got tired of helping his wife with the punches. I don't know who he was, but this is a photo of this tool.
There is a wooden peg that can be moved to several holes to adjust for different sizes of punches. I was asked who made it. All I know is that there is a name on the end of the tool, but I can't read the whole name, so I took a photo of it.