Yesterday I gave you a sneak peak at what I’ve been working on (I’ll give you a hint, I will only use it for six or seven months). Matt wisely suggested that I round off the edges so I asked if we had a jig saw. He replied in the negative, but that we did have a band saw. I said that wouldn’t work since I had already put it together and a band saw would require me to take it apart.
So today I set out on a brand new step in my building stuff journey. I went to buy a power tool all by myself.
Several jig saw displays and one screaming toddler later I came home with this
Isn’t it pretty?
I opened it up, read the directions and cut some rounded corners. It worked wonderfully!
Matt called on his way home from work and I told him that the saw worked great! He said “I told you that we already had a saber saw that would do what you wanted.”
Saber saw? I remember he told me we had a band saw but saber saw was new to me. Apparently he sent me a text when I was in Home Depot that I may or may not have heard because a certain two year old was shrieking at the top of his lungs and trying very hard to contort himself into a position that would allow him to escape the stroller.
Apparently Friday Harbor shop vernacular is somewhat different than Home Depot vernacular. When I said “jig saw” he saw this:
No, we don’t have one of those. He got home and verified that we already had a jig saw.
But I had already used the new one.
DANGIT! I hate wasting money.
To be fair mine is shiny, green and doesn’t look like a breeding ground for spiders, but still.
I guess I’ll just have to use it a lot. That is the only way to justify a non-returnable purchase.