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Unless youre playing at the highest level, youre probably your own equipment manager. Penny Hardaway Jersey . After the game youve got to pack up all of your equipment, haul your bag home, as well as clean your own gear and thats fine. You love the game and heaving around mounds of equipment is just part and parcel of being a hockey player. Whats not fine is not having a proper way to store your equipment. Today, we start off with a piece of furniture that is essentially self-sustaining: A hockey stick rack built out of hockey sticks.Here are the full build instructions as provided by our friends at Hockey Stick Builds.Design Approach The hockey stick rack is not difficult to build. It only involves making some careful measurements and trusting the design. The major components of the hockey stick rack: 1. Base2. Vertical Supports3. Rack Top4. Finishing PiecesTools and hardware for the project: Tools - Miter Saw- Drill- Tape Measure- Bar clamps- Spring clampsHardware 1. Around 15 sticks2. 4 #6, 1.5" sheet metal screws3. 40 #6, 1.25" sheet metal screws4. 5/8" x 1 wooden dowel rodBuild - BaseWell start by building the base. The base shown here is 46" in length, however you can change this to fit your desired size. Ive found that 46" is right around the sweet spot for guaranteed good length of sticks. Your choice of this length is important since youll need 8 sticks that are that length or longer.Begin by cutting 4 sticks to a length of 46" and 2 to 17.25". For those two sticks 46"in length that you want to be on the bottom, drill a 17/64" hole through only ONE side of the stick, about 9/16" from the outer corner and midway in both dimensions of the long side at each end and at the shown locations. These ones in the middle will be used to attach the extra stiffening pieces later. These are clearance holes for the screw head since we want the stick rack to actually sit on the stick and not on the hardware.Drill in #6 1.25" sheet metal screws into the four corners, through the 3 sticks that make up the base as shown in the picture. Dont touch the 4 holes in the middle; we will use them to add support pieces later. If you know how many and the pitch of bottom support sticks, you can add those screw head clearance holes now as well. Vertical Supports Cut two more lengths of 37.35" and 18". Attach each 37.25" stick vertically to the base by using four #6 1.25" sheet metal screws into the two base pieces as shown. Ensure that the sticks are nice and orthogonal to the base or there will be a lot of twisting in the overall frame. The other option is to screw one screw into the base at this time and the remaining 3 once the top is attached at the end of assembly.Fix the 18" length stick to the rack using one #6 1.25" sheet metal screw to the vertical support as shown and one #6 1.5" sheet metal screw directly into the base.Rack Top To make the top rack, we will start with the small side pieces and the large angle piece that makes the triangle with the base. Cut one piece of stick to a length of 4.5". Next, cut a stick to have a bevel of 22 degrees on either side and a length of 38 9/16" on each side as shown in the image below. Note, the overall length is not 38 9/16". Rather, each side is that specific length. Attach the two pieces by offsetting the beveled stick by 2 7/64" from the front and attaching with a #6 1.25" sheet metal screw at an angle. Repeat for the other side of the stick rack.Now youll need to cut more sticks to length: two to 46", one to 1.75", and two to 1 3/16". At this point, also cut six 1.5" lengths of the dowel rod. These will be used as the dividers for the stick and keep them from sliding along the top stick. Attach the small 1 3/16" stick pieces to the front cross beam stick about 1 5/32" from the end, the width of a standard stick. Use two #6 1.25" sheet metal screws for each piece to prevent them from rotating.Now attach each of the dowel rod pieces by drilling a small hole in the back and fixing to the cross beam stick from behind using a #6 1.25" sheet metal screw just like the small pieces before. Each dowel rod is located 6" from the small stick pieces on the outside you just attached and from each other as you go from outside to inside. Ensure the dowel rod is centered nicely in the vertical direction on the stick.Take this cross beam pieces and attach it to either side/angle pieces with two #6 1.25" sheet metal screws each as shown below. This cross piece should be 0.5" from the front of the side pieces. Note that the front is the direction that the angle piece is pointed toward. Now take the second 46" cross piece and use four of the same sheet metals screws to attach that into place ensuring it is 0.75" from the back of the side pieces so the vertical support sticks can fit into this spot. To finish off, you can simply glue a 1.75" piece into the midsection (23" from the edge) between the two cross pieces. It is not necessary, but will add some additional support for the sticks. Highly recommended. Fix the top with angle pieces to the two vertical sticks and base as shown in the image with #6 1.25" hardware. The vertical stick should fit nicely behind the side pieces and can be attached with two #6 1.25" sheet metal screws on each side as shown with red tops here. Be careful not to drill them too high; they could hit the two screws coming in from the top used to attach the cross beam to the side piece.The overall top will look similar to this when complete: Attach the angle pieces to the base using a single #6 1.5" sheet metal screw into the side as shown which will really add a lot of rigidity to the entire rack. Finishing PiecesThe stick rack is completed by adding spacers and additional base sticks. Take two 3" length of stick and insert them between the two longer sticks in the rack front and back. Youve already drilled the screw head clearance holes earlier so all you need to do is center them and screw them in with two more #6 1.25" sheet metal screws each. These add strength to the bottom pieces which are likely to be stepped on the most frequently. Finally, you can add at 1 or more additional base cross pieces on which the sticks will rest on the base. The model has two spaced to be the width of the short side of the stick here in the model. My actual pictures show a wider gap (the width of a stick) made using only one stick. These final configuration depends on how many sticks you have and how you want it took look. Regardless, youll need at least one to ensure a nice flat surface. Once the glue dries from 1.75" support piece at the cross beams at the top, youre all done!For a full model of the stick rack and even more great designs, visit the guys over at Hockey Stick Builds. Evan Fournier Magic Jersey . With Van Osch out with a flu bug that has been rampaging through the tournament, Knezevic stepped in to lead B.C. (4-3) to a pair of victories on Tuesday before 1,131 at the Maurice Richard Arena. Grant Hill Jersey . 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San Francisco, which had lost 20 of 27, moved percentage points ahead of the Dodgers in the division. "If you look at how things have gone, you find that amazing," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "Its all from the good work that happened earlier. Weve got to get back on track." For one night, they did. Cain (2-7) allowed two runs and five hits for his first win since May 15 against Miami. He struck out four and walked two to help the Giants snap major league-leading Oaklands six-game winning streak. "Felt really good," Cain said. "Guys came up with some big, clutch hits when we needed them. Guys kept putting pressure on those guys, which is always nice." Santiago Casilla got three quick outs for his fourth save. Hammel, acquired by the As along with fellow right-hander Jeff Samardzija from the Chicago Cubs last week for three top prospects, had anything but a clean opener with Oakland. He pitched with runners on base for most of the night, and his left thumb on his glove hand cramped up and looked disjointed at one point. He left after giving up six hits and three runs -- two earned -- in five innings, striking out three and walking three. Hammel said his thumb was fine afterward and he was bothered more by his performance. "Tonight was a grind and they grinded me pretty good," he said. Stephen Vogt homered and Jed Lowrie had an RBI single for Oakland. The As shut down the Giants 5-0 and 6-1 in the first two games of the Bay Bridge Series in Oakland and looked every bit like a team with the best record in baseball while doing it. Back in the comforts of glitzy AT&T Park, though, the Giants offence finally showed signs of life. San Francisco finished with 10 hits and took addvantage of most of its scoring opportunities. Vince Carter Jersey. With one out in the second inning, Yoenis Cespedes bobbled Joe Paniks single in left field for an error. By the time the strong-armed Cespedes corralled the ball and threw home, Gregor Blanco had crossed the plate. Buster Poseys RBI single gave the Giants a 2-0 lead in the third. Vogt homered leading off the fourth, sending a slider from Cain over the stands in right and onto the walkway outside the ballpark for his third long ball this season. Pence came back with his own long ball in the fourth to put the Giants up 3-1. It was Pences 12th home run and first since June 21 at Arizona. "It was a pretty clean game," Posey said. While the Giants finally got the bats going, Cain kept finding ways to minimize the As rallies. The right-hander got Coco Crisp to ground out with two runners on in the fifth, which came after he misfired to second base on a potential double-play ball earlier in the inning. And after Lowries two-out single sliced San Franciscos lead to 3-2 in the sixth, Cain got Derek Norris to ground out, stranding two runners. Oakland got a brief scare in the fifth when Hammels left thumb somehow bent awkwardly in the middle of Blancos at-bat. An As trainer worked on the thumb for several minutes, then the pitcher got Blanco to ground out. Pence hit an RBI single in the sixth before lefty Eric OFlahertys wild pitch helped the Giants score another run to go ahead 5-2. Oaklands offence was kept quiet the rest of the way. Jeremy Affeldt, Sergio Romo and Casilla each pitched one perfect inning of relief. NOTES: The Giants optioned OF Juan Perez to Triple-A Fresno after the game. INF Ehire Adrianza will be activated from the disabled list Thursday. ... Giants 2B Marco Scutaro, who has been out all season with a strained lower back, is scheduled to play nine innings for Fresno on Thursday before rejoining San Francisco on Friday or Saturday. ... Vogt extended his hitting streak to a career-high nine games. ... 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