When you make a hockey stick, the material you use will ultimately determine the kind of tools you will need. Hockey sticks can be made out of various materials, each of which has its own advantages, but most do-it-yourself sticks are made out of wood. Weight and length will vary by height and individual preferences.
Things You'll Need
- Sturdy wood
- Fiberglass cloth
- Wood saws
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Obtain sturdy wood, such as poplar, long enough to reach your waistline. The length should not exceed 63 inches and the width should not exceed two inches. Put glue on the wood and stick two thinner pieces of wood, such as birch, onto it--these pieces can be not more than 3 inches at any point, nor less than 2 inches. The exact customizations will vary based on your size and needs.
Cut the wood to your desired size, lengthwise and width-wise. Sand the wood until smooth.
Glue some fiberglass to the shaft with epoxy resin. Wait until the resin dries and hardens before continuing.
Sand the shaft again until the edges are rounded and smooth.
Cut a line on one end of the stick. The line should be right in the center and thin. The precise measurements will vary based on the blade you use.
Insert the blade into the slit and glue it together. Wait until the glue dries.
Sand the blade until it is the size you desire.
Heat the blade with a blowtorch. Apply pressure until the blade curves to your preferred hook. Note that if you play in a league, there may be limits to how much curve you can have on your stick.
Sand the blade until it is as thick as you desire.
Submerge a fiberglass cloth completely in epoxy resin. Wrap it around the blade and remove any present air bubbles.
Heat the cloth with the blowtorch. Allow it to dry for at least 24 hours.
Remove any extra cloth. Sand the blade once more until smooth.
Dip the entire blade into the epoxy resin and wait for it to dry.
Paint the stick any color you want if you prefer.