Fixing my Coilover without a Spring Compressor

I had an issue with one of my shocks that required pulling the strut and spring assembly (often referred to as a coilover) apart to repair. most people would say you need a spring compressor, but the one’s that you “rent” from the auto parts store are not exactly the safest things I’ve ever used. This method, while still not completely safe, is easier, faster, and in my opinion safer than using a cheap spring compressor.