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In his breakaway bestseller 50 Things to Make with a Broken Hockey Stick, Peter Manchester transformed the agony of defeated sticks into the thrill of a new creation, with a slap of good humour that kept readers chuckling all the way through the book. Now, with the publication of Fabulous Fabrications from Busted Hockey Gear, the hockey stick handyman has turned his creative talents to the rest of the equipment left to fester in the basement — helmets, pads, gloves, skates, and even cast-off hockey uniforms. In this oh-so-Canadian book of how-to humour, a wonderland of "construct-o-rama experiences" awaits devotees of rink junk. Who would have thought of an electric guitar for only $15 or a drum set made entirely of cast-off helmets? A leather skate becomes a bird or a ball cap; a dismantled helmet becomes a mask; a pair of pants becomes an amazing sling chair. Basement artistes can build a lap steel guitar from sticks, fashion a guiro from a bit of stick and a plastic knee protector, mount a row of helmets into a set of timbales, and presto! a garage band like no other. A tent, a crouching dog, a mechanical cheerleader — with Manchester's step-by-step instructions and clear, humorous illustrations, all these things and more can rise like, well, like a squawking bird, if not a phoenix, from a mound of hockey detritus.

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"Manchester continues to streak down the ice with his creations... Fabulous Fabrications from Busted Hockey Gear is certain to be among the scoring leaders this season."

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"Eco-artist Peter Manchester finds beautiful new uses for cast-off hockey gear... The section on masks... would make legendary Montreal Canadiens goalie Jacques Plante wish he'd been more imaginative when he donned hockey's first face-protector in 1959."

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An accomplished illustrator and painter, Peter Manchester lives in Sackville, New Brunswick. His passion for discovering the magnificent in the mundane extends beyond hockey sticks into the realm of history, an interest enflamed by his experience as a museum curator. Totally without the aid of research, he illuminates the march of progress from pre-history to the post-rink life of the hockey stick. 50 Things to Make with a Broken Hockey Stick was his first foray into authorship.

 
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50 Things to Make with a Broken Hockey Stick

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From the days when proto-humans lashed animal jawbones to sticks and whacked wildebeest-poop slapshots in Olduvai Arena to today’s super-high-tech computer-assisted extravaganzas, one by-product of the hockey game has gone unnoticed and untapped. Until now . . . In 50 Things to Make with a Broken Hockey Stick, Peter Manchester transforms the agony of a fractured stick into the thrill of creation. Instructions and explicit cartoons show woodworkers of all abilities how to fashion items for outdoors, items for indoors, and items without any purpose at all. No basement artiste will ever throw away a broken hockey stick again. The finished projects will delight friends and win the respect of detractors, even those in the maker’s own household. Using broken hockey sticks as tomato stakes is elementary compared with crafting a Walking Stick or a Piñata Stick. But Manchester goes far beyond making a stick out of a stick; his inventions encompass the full potential of this free and almost infinite resource. Even in this age of miracle materials, ordinary recreational hockey sticks are a tough, flexible composite of resin and wood, and the broken pieces are just too good to throw away. Truly practical designs include a modern Travois, a springy, long-range Catapult, and a Toilet Paper Holder for the well-appointed fishing camp. Science fair projects leap from the pages of 50 Things to Make with a Broken Hockey Stick: a Wind Vane, a combination Sun Dial and Snow Depth Gauge, and a Geodesic Dome that requires plenty of duct tape. Accessories for the home include a Curtain Rod for the bedroom of a hockey-crazed kid and a Lamp that really works. Fathers and children can bond as they manufacture gifts and sporting goods: a Pot Rack, a Wind Sail, an Ice Croquet Set, and a Bathroom Occupancy Designator. The book’s pièce de résistance is the Mock Moose, a trophy made from a skate and at least four stick blades.

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An accomplished illustrator and painter, Peter Manchester lives in Sackville, New Brunswick. His passion for discovering the magnificent in the mundane extends beyond hockey sticks into the realm of history, an interest enflamed by his experience as a museum curator. Totally without the aid of research, he illuminates the march of progress from pre-history to the post-rink life of the hockey stick. 50 Things to Make with a Broken Hockey Stick was his first foray into authorship.

 
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