Step 3: Drill holes for the jigsaw

Clamp the plywood with the bat design to your worktable, making sure the whole bat hangs over the edge. Using a drill/driver with ¼-inch bit, drill holes just inside the points of the bat shape. This will make it easy to turn your jigsaw blade as you cut out the curved parts.
Ask TOH users about Yard & Garden

Contribute to This Story Below

    Tools List

    • 30-foot tape measure
      Measuring tape
    • straight edge
    • combination square
      Combination square
    • hand clamps
      Spring clamps
    • safety glasses
      Safety glasses
    • jigsaw
    • French curve and circle templates
    • drill
      Drill/driver fitted with ¼-inch drill bit
    • caulk gun
      Caulking gun
    • paintbrush
      Paintbrush (2-inch)
    • paintroller
      Foam roller (4-inch)
    • scissors
    • staple gun
      Staple gun

    Shopping List

    1. 2-by-4-foot section of ½-inch exterior-grade plywood

    2. One 6-foot 1x2

    3. ½-inch deer netting

    4. Exterior latex paint (black and another dark color)5. Low-VOC adhesive caulk

    6. 1-inch deck screws

    7. -inch staples

    8. 3½-inch deck screws