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To cut the protest signs, Applebaum uses this table saw, which she secured for her studio last year. She enjoys teaching herself new techniques in the service of her artwork; she once taught herself how to weld. "I got this big-ass table saw and was like, ‘Oh my god, I’m going to kill myself’ — but my thing is, let’s do it, let’s take our time, and now I’m more comfortable with it," she says. "I’m confident that anything someone else can make, I can figure out how to make it, too.”