Of course, I'll set Gracie up in the backyard pond to slap the puck around a bit.
I found a wooden, kid's size hockey stick with a straight blade. Clearly that wouldn't do. As an ex-Michigan, lake hockey kid, I know I gotta tape up the stick and put a slight curve to the blade to give my little girl an authentic puck handling experience. At least as authentic experience as I can muster the summer,... in the desert,... during record-breaking high temperatures.
If you've been reading for the past year, you know that if I do any project where heating stuff up is involved, I'll be bringing out a blow torch.
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I clamped the kid stick in a bench vice and fired up the torch. Because I wanted to disperse heat over a wider area than I would if I was soldering, cutting, loosening bolts, or wood burning, I chose the Bernzomatic BZ4500HS Heat Shrink Torch. Compared to the rifle-precise flame you'd find in their TS8000, the Heat Shrink torch is a like a blunderbuss; it blasts a much wider flame to heat a broader area.
|Bring on the heat!|