In her new book, “Girls Garage,” Emily Pilloton wants to teach girls the skills to get them to enter construction, engineering, and architecture, and change the point of view in those fields.
When I used a miter saw for the first time, its 12-inch blade spinning at 3,000 rpm to cut through lumber like butter, I felt like a superhero. With a firm grip and focused eye, the machine screamed, the sawdust flew, and what was once one wooden board became two. It was as if the might of the saw itself had osmosed into my hands, arms, and heart.
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