So when I was experimenting with applying service before, the wooden mallet I modified left me a rather unsatisfied with its performance. It was ungainly, too long, and the cable kept slipping out of the groove. There was only one thing for it, to waste my time making one!
Luckily I have heaps of scrap wood lying around. Found some likely plywood and screwed it together to form...something. Later I would realise that I put some of the bloody screws in a dumb place. Oh whale!
|Outline ready for cutting|
|All cut out|
|It's just 'curvy'|
|Twisting the twine around|
|Twirling towards freedom!|
So far so good. The serving board has a much easier time staying on the cable. There still is a tendency for it to try to ride up out of the groove when the tension gets high though.
|More on how the twine should be wrapped|
|Some more service done!|