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Nathanael Beal
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Tyranny: Anything not expressly permitted is forbidden.

Honestly, I don't blame Fed-Ex and UPS, though I find their stance to be cowardly. The political climate in the US is such that they could find themselves in some deep shit for transporting this particular milling machine. When companies refuse to transport your newly designed products until they know how your products will be dealt with by the government, you know that your government has regulatory over reach.
Editor’s note: This story has been updated with UPS’s statement on its refusal to ship digital milling machines used to create firearms. The new generation of “maker” tools like 3-D printers and milling machines promises to let anyone make virtually anything—from prosthetic limbs to firearms—in the privacy and convenience of his or her own home.…
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My "new" ride. '94 Ford Ranger.
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+KENNETH UDUT Here is a tip for a way to prevent your hand from cramping when you write with a pencil. Placing the top of the pencil between your first and second fingers, instead of your thumb and first finger, stabilizes the body of the pencil with a much looser grip. This grip took me about 3 years to become my default after I learned it, but it improved my writing quality and speed after I became used to it.
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Playing my niece's new game.
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Thanksgiving, round 2, begin!
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Getting ready to head out to the florist's to make Valentine's bouquet deliveries.
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Hobbes and Rousseau's dialog concerns their debate over the State of Nature, Hobbes believed that man, in his primitive state, would lead a life that was "nasty, brutish, and short". This was because he would be in constant fear of his neighbors, with no sense of security.
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Just in case any of you feel the need to blow any whistles.
 
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What not to do, what to worry about, and how to contact us without leaving a digital trail back to your real-world identity.
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Roasting coffee today.
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I just bought 5 lbs. of Sodium Sulfate, Anhydrous. All the denatured alcohol that I can buy here in CA has too much water in it for making shellac. The Sodium Sulfate will absorb the water, without dissolving in the ethanol so I should be able to get dry alcohol without having to build an illegal still.
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+Nathanael Beal That's really awesome!  I love the creativity and dedication.  One of the things that people don't always realize about chemistry is that not everything that can be done, has been done.  There's always a way to accomplish what your goal is somehow if you search hard enough and really understand the properties of things.

The closest I've come to is when I was on a quest to understand properties various foods and chemicals had in common.  It was really surprising to find such a small amount of things are in such wide-spread usage under so many different names.   In a  sense, all I did was a more advanced version of what household chemists (read: Mothers, Wives, etc) - have been doing for years; understanding the properties of commonly available things to, say, clean things and.. well, clean things.  And cook things.  I've gained a great appreciation for their knowledge, honestly.

One of my favorite chemistry/food victories was using ground Flax to stop a leaking central air conditioner pan from spreading out any further than it already has.  I was able to create a dam underneath the unit to contain the spill with it; lasting over a long weekend, until we could get someone in to replace it properly.

I depended on its ability to be a bulking agent (its a substitute for eggs in recipes for that reason) and it worked.  I've had other successes but that one kept water from running under the carpet in an emergency situation :D
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This is the Spanish Cedar liner of a small humidor I'm working on. It is currently in "clamps". Tomorrow I'll apply the thick, shop-sawn, walnut veneer to the exterior. I'm still trying to decide between brass and stainless steel hinges.
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Only 5 pies this year: mixed berry, sweet potato-pecan, pumpkin, lemon meringue, and apple.
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Furniture Maker
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  • Furniture Maker, present
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Long Beach, CA
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Portland, OR - Long Beach, CA - Norwalk, CA
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I am a furniture maker, trying to turn my passion into a career.
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  • Oregon College of Art and Craft
    2008 - 2010
  • Long Beach City College
    2002 - 2008
  • Cerritos College
    2006 - 2008
  • Millikan High School
    2002
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