By Peter Manchester
From the times while proto-humans lashed animal jawbones to sticks and whacked wildebeest-poop slapshots in Olduvai enviornment to brand new super-high-tech computer-assisted extravaganzas, one derivative of the hockey online game has long past overlooked and untapped. formerly . . .
In 50 issues to Make with a damaged Hockey Stick, Peter Manchester transforms the soreness of a fractured stick into the joys of construction. directions and particular cartoons exhibit woodworkers of all skills how you can model goods for open air, goods for interior, and goods with none function in any respect. No basement artiste will ever throw away a damaged hockey stick back. the completed tasks will satisfaction pals and win the honor of detractors, even these within the maker's personal family. utilizing damaged hockey sticks as tomato stakes is basic in comparison with crafting a strolling Stick or a Pi?ata Stick. yet Manchester is going a ways past creating a stick out of a stick; his innovations surround the whole capability of this unfastened and virtually limitless source. Even during this age of miracle fabrics, traditional leisure hockey sticks are a difficult, versatile composite of resin and wooden, and the damaged items are only too sturdy to throw away.
Truly functional designs comprise a contemporary Travois, a springy, long-range Catapult, and a loo Paper Holder for the well-appointed fishing camp. technology reasonable tasks jump from the pages of 50 issues to Make with a damaged Hockey Stick: a Wind Vane, a mixture solar Dial and Snow intensity Gauge, and a Geodesic Dome that calls for lots of duct tape. add-ons for the house comprise a Curtain Rod for the bed room of a hockey-crazed child and a Lamp that truly works. Fathers and youngsters can bond as they manufacture presents and carrying items: a Pot Rack, a Wind Sail, an Ice Croquet Set, and a rest room Occupancy Designator. The book&39;s pièce de résistance is the Mock Moose, a trophy made of a skate and not less than 4 stick blades.
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Extra resources for 50 Things to Make with a Broken Hockey Stick
These structures are amazingly strong, but the strength of a dome with duct tape connectors will be proportional to your taping virtuosity. DARK STICKS = LONGER STICKS (71 CM) Making a geodesic dome requires sixty-five pieces of hockey stick, no matter how big a dome you want to build: 35 71-cm pieces and 30 66-cm pieces will yield a dome about 2 metres across. ) As you assemble the dome from the ground up, one thing will be pretty clear: you have too much time on your hands, and you need to find someone similarly gifted to assist you.
Glue the paddle pieces together with a waterproof glue or epoxy. Clamp tightly and let dry thoroughly. Use a belt sander to smooth out the blade and get it close to the final shape. Going from coarse to fine grit, sand the blade to as smooth a finish as possible. To make the blade stronger and more durable, put on a layer of fibre-glass cloth using epoxy resin and hardener. Marine resins make a nice finish on a paddle. This stuff is toxic, so follow instructions carefully. Sand the shaft and top handle perfectly smooth.
Add a hanging bracket, mount it on the wall — better yet, mount several in a row — and give the neighbours something to talk about. 3. Catapult The name alone strikes fear in the hearts of all cats. You, of course, will NOT launch cats. Your projectiles of choice are the foul apples of fall and the mouldy oranges found in the far recesses of the vegetable crisper. Maybe even trap-squished mice that you don’t know how to dispose of. I won’t go on about the dos and dont’s of Detritus (the Roman god of garbage), but what it’s acceptable to hurl over your fence is a standard to which only you are privy.