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  • #16

    I posted a reply to Craig Foster's "tipsbook two" post.

    Maybe some of you guys can share what you have done with hockey pucks.

    G.A.Ewen -I had a 75 Ford Pickup with the cab on hockey pucks too. Pretty common around this neck of the woods, I forgot to mention it. When the truck is rusted to nothing, you can bet the hockey pucks will still be there and still look the same.


    • #17
      <font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Michael Az:
      Sounds like they would be neat to have around. Do you know how hard it would be to find them in Az? Hey, I got an idea, anybody want to trade some pucks for some scorpions, gila monsters, trantulas or something else?
      not as hard as you think


      • #18
        I'm a youngin' around here and don't post much, but my dad showed me how to put hockey pucks in the old saggy coil springs of my 1970 ford mach 1 to stiffen it up! boy what a ride


        • #19
          Wanna sell that 70 mach one?


          • #20
            Either HSM or Machinist's Workshop had an article about the joys of hockey pucks in the shop. It's been within the past year, I believe. Mainly the author used them as a bench block, if I recall correctly.



            • #21
              no I do not wish to sell the 70 mach 1. I'm only 18 now, dad gave it to me when I was 13.. it's half-way through a restoration. someday will be complete and will be my pride and joy right next to a fully restored '76 subaru coupe in full rally dress


              • #22
                I use hockey pucks as contours for sand paper and polishing.

                I use snad paper, scotch brite and various rags held to the puck with a rubber band. I have cut and shaped the hockey puck to the neds of the project. Hockey pucks are really great thing to have in the shop.

                Now letstalk about really great Canadian Beer like Sleemans.



                • #23
                  Good God Happy, I'm embaressed! How reduclious is that, hocky in Az. Well, its a modern world we live in. Now to see if I can locate some of those pucks.


                  • #24
                    Also they work well for custom 4x4 body lifts.


                    • #25
                      We got some young guys at work that play hockey with'em

                      Me, when given the choice between my wife's bisquits or a hockey puck I take the lessor of two evils. And I'm about out of pucks!
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                      • #26
                        Hocky pucks were used to mount my small Nichols miller on.

                        I cut four pieces of pipe shorter than the hocky puck was thick. A plate about 3/8 thick was welded in one end of the pipe. A dimple was drilled in the center of the plate to fit a 1/2 inch bolt. A false base was made for the mill to gain some elevation so I did not have to bend over so far.

                        Four nuts was welded at each corner of the false base. The false base was bolted to the base of the mill.

                        Hocky pucks were glued into the cups with silcone cauking. The cups/hockypucks were placed at the corners of the base. 1/2 bolts were screwed through the nuts into the dimples.

                        Using the bolts to level the machine and the hocky puck will keep the mill from moving.

                        The next project with a hocky puck.

                        I have a job of rebuilding the pump shafts for an old orchard sprayer that is being restored.

                        I am going to use the HP to spread the pump cup leathers to get a better seal between the cup and the cylinder wall. How this will function is any ones guess at this point.

                        Here is southern Oregon I pay $5.00 for them at Big5 sporting goods.
                        Untill I saw you guys price, I did not think that $5 was too bad.
                        Don\'t ask me to do a dam thing, I\'m retired.


                        • #27
                          <font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by ibewgypsie:
                          Them things are "RARE" down heah in the south. </font>

                          HOCKEY, in the south, also has a different meaning, doesn't it?


                          • #28
                            I made a roller for an edge-banding machine from a hockey puck. Bored a hole for a bearing to press-fit up to a lip, and made an eccentric to mount the bearing on.

                            I'm going to make brake shoes for my pedal-assist trike out of them. These are rim brakes and I should be able to get at least four, possibly six 'brake pads' out of each puck.

                            By the way, the roller was ground to a fine finish on the OD, boy did that make a lot of fine rubber dust. Not for inhaling, and not for use as a way lube.

                            Also, turning that rubber sure can take the edges off HSS tooling. High carbon content I suppose.
                            I seldom do anything within the scope of logical reason and calculated cost/benefit, etc- I'm following my passion-


                            • #29
                              Both my kids played hockey and there were pucks all over the place as well as ding marks on the basement cupboard doors. Well they have left home now and I was able to gradually clear out all their junk including pucks, sticks and various smelly gear (it's bad luck to ever wash your equipment).

                              Recently my wife had hip replacement surgery and I picked up a pair of adjustable hiking sticks for her. Only problem was that the steel tips made quite a noise when used on sidewalks, so I made rubber tips using a hockey puck that I now had to purchase ($0.99 at Canadian Tire).

                              It machines well but the dust is as bad as working with cast iron. I hooked up the vacuum near the cutter and it solved the problem. The rubber is so tough that I think I'll never have to replace the tips.

                              Another tip. I cut one in half and drilled a hole in the middle of the flat to make a cover for the bolt that sticks out of the end of the table on my Sears 14" bandsaw. Now I don't gouge my side when passing too close to the machine in my cramped shop.




                              • #30
                                I get my Hockey Pucks from play again sports, except my local one closed up.

                                For people wondering about Honkey teams where they live, here is the NHK website: