50 Things to Make with a Broken Hockey Stick by Peter Manchester

By Peter Manchester

From the times while proto-humans lashed animal jawbones to sticks and whacked wildebeest-poop slapshots in Olduvai enviornment to present day super-high-tech computer-assisted extravaganzas, one spinoff of the hockey video game has long gone neglected and untapped. formerly . . . In 50 issues to Make with a damaged Hockey Stick, Peter Manchester transforms the anguish of a fractured stick into the joys of construction. directions and specific cartoons exhibit woodworkers of all talents find out how to style goods for outdoor, goods for interior, and goods with none goal in any respect. No basement artiste will ever throw away a damaged hockey stick back. the completed tasks will satisfaction pals and win the glory of detractors, even these within the maker's personal loved ones. utilizing damaged hockey sticks as tomato stakes is ordinary in comparison with crafting a strolling Stick or a Piñata Stick. yet Manchester is going some distance past creating a stick out of a stick; his innovations surround the complete capability of this loose and...

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A hockey stick with the blade still attached works just fine, with one small adjustment. Most sticks have a slight corner at the heel that must be sawn or sanded off, forming a smooth curve from shaft to blade. Two sticks of the same model and length, one right-handed and one left, are ideal. Ultimately, this luge will require a whole hockey team’s supply of busted sticks. Construction will be easiest if you begin with the sides. Cut two pieces (A) the length of the seat and five pieces (B) about 6" long for each side.

Cut two canvas pieces wide and long enough to make a comfortable sling for the seat and back, allowing extra length for folding the edges over the frame. Staple the fabric securely across the frame by bringing it to the inside, using lots of 3/8" staples. Hinge the back and seat together (hinges should be salt resistant — brass is good), and finish the project off by securely attaching a strip of nylon webbing to each side for stability. The bracing is important, as the twists, shifts, and stretches of beach lounging can put a lot of stress on a chair.

Let it harden. While it is setting, clean up. Don’t be a duffus and pour left-over plaster down the drain. I did this as a kid, and my dad’s exclamations still echo in the stratosphere. After a couple of hours, the plaster should be set. Take the box apart, pull the clay from the plaster, and clean the remaining bits out of the cracks. These concave feet are your molds. Brush them with liquid soap and fill them with silicone caulk. Use a putty knife to get the silicone as flat as possible. Silicone may take 24 hours to set, and it is quite stinky.

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