I agree, it gets beat up pretty fast, I screw, glue, and tape to it. Fancy hold downs are against my religion, morals, or constitution maybe? Whatever, just get your material to stay put and cut it that is about as much thought as I put into it.
Almost all the milling we did at school on anything other than large block material was done using double sided tape in very large hass mills. pretty crazy, but it gives a sense of how the old school shop teacher has been doing it for years in an semi-engineering environment.