I am restoring/customizing an old table hockey (rods that slide players around) game. Lots of questions inside! Bring your imagination.
Cleaning out my basement, I found a bunch of old Stiga hockey
players and a pair of nets. I would like to take these pieces and reconstruct them into a not only functional, but truly excellent table hockey game.
I would love to hear your ideas on how to do this! The only step I have taken so far towards my goal is to order some gears to turn the players. I know that on the classic games, they use screw gears like this
, but I figured I would safe to use a miter gear and ordered some from here
(part A 1M 4-Y48015). Everything else is open for discussion.
I would like to know what materials you think I should use, ideally where I could get them (Ottawa, ON, willing to buy online), and double bonus if you could tell me tricks on how to assemble it (thinking for any soldering, electronics, routing the slots for players, etc.). I would also like to know, from any of you who have experience with table hockey: how would you improve it? Could the slot pattern be altered to improve gameplay? Also, if you feel it is good as it is, is there a chance someone could take some measurements of their game so that I could reproduce it?
I'll post a comment below to explain my ideas so as not to clutter up the question any more than it already is. If this turns out, any MeFite is formally invited to come try out the ultimate table hockey game.