I used 6061 for mine, building the lift was the hardest to figure out, but love it now, makes oiling chain simple. Scott oiler is on my wish list tho.
I took a small piece of shower rode, about a foot, put a rubber stopper on the bottom, flattened one end, drilled a 10mm hole and used it as prop for simple chain oiling. I screw it into the place you put the frame slider, push the bike up carefully on the side stand. You couldn't change a tire this way, but for chain oiling, or looking for a nail when and repairing a flat on the bike, its great -small enough to take it with you as well. Here is an example of a professionally made one.http://www.motorcycleradar.com/quick_stand.htm