Initial Playset Woes

It’s been a busy couple of days here, so posting has slacked off. Part of our business has come from our decision to build a playset for Eli and Liza, complete with swings and slides and cancer-causing lumber. We bought lumber. We cleaned lumber. We let it dry. We started coating it with sealer. At this point we have been building this playset for approximately 300 years, and we haven’t even begun assembling the thing.

Home Depot was nice enough to cut our wood for us, since having us do it would have added 120 years to the schedule. I had a lot of time to stand around and watch the guy use his radial arm saw, which gave me the opportunity to look at the error on their instructions over and over again.

Here, take a closer look at step 3.

If only I had had a red magic marker.

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4 Comments

  1. Joyous
    on May 22, 2007 at 5:39 pm | Permalink

    I especially like the implication that the blade will push the stop button. Very handy, that.

  2. on May 22, 2007 at 11:55 pm | Permalink

    GAHHHHHHHHHHHH! Horrendous.

    At work, they call me the grammar and spelling nazi. They’re right.

    (My apologies if this posts twice; the post thing was being silly the first time.)

  3. kat
    on May 23, 2007 at 9:55 pm | Permalink

    Wow, a saw blade that stops itself. That’s very courteous of the saw blade.

  4. on May 24, 2007 at 9:36 am | Permalink

    I was so busy growling at my archenemy, the its/it’s error, that I completely failed to notice the weird construction.