You know you’re a farmgirl when …

boxes like this make you extremely happy!

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But I’d better be honest and let you know that not only have I never assembled something like this, this would only be my second time using a miter saw. But I got right to work on the assembly …

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First thing I did was cut this tag off so I could read it properly …

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“Pinch and impact hazard. This cable tie prevents the stand from accidently raising during assembly. Do not cut until instructed to do so in the assembly portion of the instruction manual.”

Oops … guess I was supposed to wait until much later in the instructions to remove the tag. Needless to say, I did survive the assembly and have spent the rest of the day with my ear protection, goggles, and gloves on cutting 1x8s for an upcoming magazine project. Stay tuned …

And remember, read tags before you remove them. 😉

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  1. Oh Meg, I have DeWalt envy. I always contemplate their rechargable drill when I see it at the hardware store.
    And yes I would have done the exact same thing! Ever since I was a child I have never read instructions all the way through before starting a project.
    Good luck with your mitering.

  2. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Megan, show us what you did using the miter saw. After putting it all together, I am now curious to see what it can be used for. Some of “us” are sort of machine challenged!

  3. Cindi says:

    You are a very brave farmgirl!!! I’m still learning how to safely operate my sewing machine. One of these saws would be really cool to have though. Maybe I should start simple and get that vise first.

    • Megan says:

      I think I can say the miter saw was easier to get the hang of then my sewing machine. 🙂 At least, it’s easier to cut a straight line than it is to sew one!

  4. Rebecca says:

    I want one now that I have seen yours. I have always wanted to learn woodworking since I have so many patterns. Showed this to my husband and his response was that this is why men have complex issues. I told him that I was willing to trade him my apron and I’ll take his woodworking tools. LOL

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