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Two years ago today, I was full of excitement and more than a little scared as I waited on the birth of my son William Tell. In the past two years, my perspective has changed, I have matured, and how I feel about the role of parents in society is no longer theoretical. Without a […]
Author: David Nash
Posted: April 23, 2014, 1:00 pm
Ahern brings more than two decades of concealed carry writing experience (and more than a quarter century of actually carrying concealed weapons on a daily basis) to CCW: Carrying Concealed Weapons. This is the definitive “how-to” book giving step-by-step, illustrated instructions on how to carry concealed weapons and how to know when others are as […]
Author: David Nash
Posted: April 17, 2014, 7:00 pm
I needed some limestone to work some cement experiments trying to replicate both the Portland cement patent, and to make slaked lime for mortar mix. This meant I had to be able to identify limestone.  Luckily since limestone is calcium carbonate, ( a base). Simple chemistry ensures that when it makes contact with acid it […]
Author: David Nash
Posted: April 17, 2014, 7:00 pm
Just like when talking to beekeepers, beer brewers, or any of a number of simple skills – the basics of what I am about to talk about are simple, but the chemistry rapidly gets complicated – but if you just want a simple quicklime or slaked lime realize that this level of tech was well […]
Author: David Nash
Posted: April 17, 2014, 7:00 pm
Today’s tip comes from pinterest, and while it was designed for spices, it can work in the garage for nuts and bolts, or the reloading bench for small parts like shell holders. Simply take a baby food jar (or any other size you want), and paint the lid with chalkboard paint. You can then write […]
Author: David Nash
Posted: April 17, 2014, 7:00 pm




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