How to: Make a Foam Bat
A foam bat is endlessly helpful for trimming large pieces, and having a soft surface to work with altered pieces on.
You will need:
*A new clean bat. I used a 22" Hydra Bat from Continental Clay.
*High density foam (it won't flatten out when you put a heavy piece on it).
*A can of spray adhesive.
*An electric knife.
*A Sharpie or any permanent marker.
Put the bat, bat side up on a banding wheel and cut off excessive foam with the electric knife. This will give you a nice clean edge.
Place the bat on your wheel using bat pins to ensure it's perfectly centered. Use your marker and ruler to make concentric circles.