Step 2: Cut the pipe

Cut the pipe
Photo: Wendell T. Webber
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Lay a marked-up pipe on a worktable, with your first cut mark hanging off the edge. Cut the pipe at the mark with a hacksaw. Use your first cut piece as a guide for the others—that way they’ll all be the same length. Continue until all the pieces are cut. You should be left with one unused 6-foot piece. Using 80-grit sandpaper, smooth out the cut ends of the pipes so that there are no sharp edges or burrs.

Hey, kids! Try out your hacksaw skills. Start with a slow, small stroke on your cut mark to make a little groove. Then, once your blade gains purchase, use long, straight strokes to cut all the way through the pipe.
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    Tools List

    • 100-foot tape measure
      Tape measure
    • hacksaw
      Hacksaw
    • utility scissors
      Utility scissors
    • permanent marker
      Permanent marker

    Shopping List

    1. Four 10-foot lengths of 1¼ PVC tubing

    2. Six 1¼-inch PVC elbows

    3. Four 1¼-inch PVC tees 4. 80-grit sandpaper

    5. PVC pipe cement
    (preferably a low-VOC formula that's labeled all-weather) 6. Deer netting

    7. Five dozen zip ties

    8. Small sand bags
    (optional: to hold down the goal when you play)