It has been some time since I made the clothes peg straight Morse key and since then I have mostly been using a Iambic Hi Mound paddle key . The main reason for moving to paddle from the straight key was that the straight key was causing me cramp in my wrist and the paddle is very low impact in comparison to thumping away on a straight key.
Anyway I decided that I really would like a single paddle side swipe key but the prices knocked me out! So time to build your own again Wonky old boy!
The criteria I set myself were, it had to be made from readily available items, preferably one being household to stick with the theme of the clothes peg key, and it had to be low cost….. With this is mind the idea of a paddle made from a flexible (read cheap!) kitchen knife was born and plans drawn.
BUT, “does it work” I hear you scream? I will let you decide for yourself!