*I did it again.
US Patent #8,991,846
I kept this hidden from view until it was filed. Seriously, the first version of the link was a tongue depressor... I had to dismantle this when I left the apartment to make sure that no one would see this. I got to write Pat. Pend. on the fancy version when I filed. When I bought the rod ends I was asked what they were for.... I've learned that "Prototyping" is a polite and effective answer.
*I just had so much fun the first time.