Eugene-Springfield, OR

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A Peek inside a 1950s Prefab Housing Factory

Using a mix of familiar and not-so-familiar tools and machines, workers at this Indiana plant could prefab a house in 7 minutes. More

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An Ongoing Debate About Nail Gun Safety

You’ve heard from a professor and a desk-bound editor, now it’s time to hear from some carpenters. More

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Letter to the editor: Nail Gun Safety

A university professor takes issue with my attitude about safety, saying I blamed the victim of a shot to the heart with a nail gun when I should have focused on the tool. More

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