By Peter Manchester
From the times whilst 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 online game has long past not noted and untapped. previously . . . In 50 issues to Make with a damaged Hockey Stick, Peter Manchester transforms the ache of a fractured stick into the fun of construction. directions and particular cartoons express woodworkers of all talents how one can type goods for outside, goods for interior, and goods with none objective in any respect. No basement artiste will ever throw away a damaged hockey stick back. the completed initiatives will pride acquaintances and win the honor of detractors, even these within the maker's personal loved ones. utilizing damaged hockey sticks as tomato stakes is common in comparison with crafting a strolling Stick or a Piñata Stick. yet Manchester is going a long way past creating a stick out of a stick; his innovations surround the whole strength of this unfastened and...
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Cut carefully along this line. The most important part of this project is the base. It must hold the end of the stick firmly, and it is subject to the greatest stress. See my diagram for bracing, but if you have a better idea, go for it. For the basket to hold the payload, strap an old hand-held kitchen strainer to the stick with hockey tape. Traditionally, catapults were mounted on wagons, and adding a wheel assembly to your catapult could intimidate adversaries and get a nod of admiration from peers.
4. Pasta Dryer Here is a use for a busted hockey stick never envisioned in the pioneering days of high-impact ice sports. To make pasta, you need a big slab of marble and some flour, eggs, salt, and water. You also need a lot of time, wine, and either strength with a rolling pin or one of those pasta rolling gizmos. It is a lot of work, but it is also a very social activity. Of course, you’ll need a stick on which to hang your pasta to dry. A busted hockey stick. That’s all. What, you thought I was going to tell you something special?
Draw a line along the centre of the stick’s shadow at each increment of time you wish to be able to read: 6 AM, noon, 6 PM, whatever times you like. You can transfer this information to the permanent base that you’ll make for your sundial. For that, how about “borrowing” a hubcap from a meddlesome neighbor’s car? Fill the inside with concrete, and, as it hardens, put a bolt in the centre with the threads facing up. Place odd bits of hockey sticks in the cement (or draw in it with a stick), copying the shadow increments you recorded at the equinox.
50 Things to Make with a Broken Hockey Stick by Peter Manchester