I had 2 skeins out of 8 to wind into cakes when this happened.
What to do? I remembered my mother used to put two chairs together and unwind from there but
I wanted to use my cake winder and not put extra twist into the yarn by winding a ball first.
The good news is my fix it man, DH, has mended the skein winder with instructions on being more careful with its use and another lecture on the stupid uses chip board is put to and how it should never have been allowed and how it should be solved and ....