Instructables: exploring - living - old Sun, 5 Jul 2015 18:11:22 PDT BLOX v1.01 Redoing Old Chars
Redoing Old Chars - More DIY How To Projects]]> DaddysGal22 You will need: Lots of your favourite fabric (we purchased ours at hobby lobby)Staple gun and staplesLots of foamCreamy white spray paint (courtesy of lowes hardware)Scotch guard Scissors Something to dig out previous staples Destroy Chairs You will need to take apart your chair. Just take off cu...
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Mon, 15 Jun 2015 07:47:44 PDT
PenBox - More DIY How To Projects]]> BeingEEE Here is a BOX made of PENS! Any kind of pens can be used. And can be used to store PENS or other stationery items.Things needed to make PenBox: Old pens. Instant glue. A piece of paper(to prevent glue from sticking to other surface). Join the pens with instant glue. Keep the pens to be...
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Tue, 9 Jun 2015 05:25:02 PDT
How to make Converse All-Stars look Old and Faded
How to make Converse All-Stars look Old and Faded - More DIY How To Projects]]> JohnLaw Sandpaper (for rubbing into the shoe)Nails (for scraping the shoe in a more precise spot)Scissors/Knife (for cutting threads and more scraping) Sandpaper Rub Take that sandpaper and scrub! Don't be afraid to push hard, but watch carefully what you're doing and move slow.You will see the black sta...
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Sun, 31 May 2015 20:21:50 PDT
- Charging Station - Decoupage Collage -
- Charging Station - Decoupage Collage - - More DIY How To Projects]]> CraftyCraftyBook What we needmetal container - I use old paint bucketpaint for metalnapkin, rice paper of your choicedecoupage gluesanding blockacrylic varnishStep 1make a hole in your containersecure hole with rubber seal ( i did my seal from wire insulation)Step 2Solvent clean the surface right before paintingPain...
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Tue, 5 May 2015 17:29:19 PDT
Emergency Washing Machine
Emergency Washing Machine - More DIY How To Projects]]> LizardShop This is a super simple way to wash small articles of clothing in a pinch, nothing to crazy, the little washer can only wash maybe a shirt or two at a time. Don't get too excited but this could come in handy if your washing machine is out or you just need to wash a few small things and want to conse...
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Sat, 2 May 2015 09:51:21 PDT
Staircase garden shelf
Staircase garden shelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> B8SE While scavenging for wood, for our backyard fireplace, we came across an old staircase. It was in good condition so it felt like a shame to burn it. So we made a garden shelf out of it! The process of making this is extremely simple, we just cut it in half and put it up against a wall, that is all t...
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Fri, 1 May 2015 03:08:49 PDT
Turn An Old Magazine Into Artwork Easily!
Turn An Old Magazine Into Artwork Easily! - More DIY How To Projects]]> JM1999 Hello again! This is Craft Maker Infinity doing another collaboration with JM1999! In this instructable, JM1999 will be sharing some ideas for how to make cool artwork out of your old magazines, and Legos, easily! Let's make art! What you will need is:1: A square of cardboard.2: A piece of standa...
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Sat, 4 Apr 2015 14:03:21 PDT
Hiding place for a USB
Hiding place for a USB - More DIY How To Projects]]> Kipary A simple life hack for you're backup place.If see an suspicious usb laying aroud on the table, you can check it...But an old mobile phone?? you cant hook it up to a normal pc anymore or can you!?Things you need:old mobile phonea small enough usba knifeHope you like it :) Take every thing apart He...
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Sat, 4 Apr 2015 09:02:57 PDT
how to cut a t-shirt into a tanktop
how to cut a t-shirt into a tanktop - More DIY How To Projects]]> bayleyw123 (a crop-top tank-top) start with any old shirt that you want to re-inventpreferably an old t-shirt or long sleeve shirt make the first cuts - cut off the neck of the shirt as well as the sleeves to your liking- you can create an deep neck or larger arm holes- you can make the straps thinner ...
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Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:13:49 PDT
Side Table From Old Swing Chair
Side Table From Old Swing Chair - More DIY How To Projects]]> chienline Do you believe that this side-table is made from a swing chair? I couldn't believe myself that I could make it, but I did. This happened when I my working table was already crowded. I needed to clean it up for more working space. Then I saw this swing chair at home, long left. Its swing joints are a...
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Sat, 21 Mar 2015 05:54:24 PDT
The Best Stencil
The Best Stencil - More DIY How To Projects]]> WhouDini In this instructable I will show you how to make a quick and easy stencil out of an old gift card or credit card making your stencil last forever and not get damaged during your stenciling!! gather materials For this instructable you need an old credit card or gift card, a marker for to draw your...
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Thu, 12 Mar 2015 13:23:01 PDT
Simple Antique Paper
Simple Antique Paper - More DIY How To Projects]]> AJB2 Simple antique/old paper from used tea. "Painting" This is very simple. When you have finished steeping your tea, removed the bag and use it to "paint" the paper. I used very cheap "bond"/printer paper. The key is to cover the entire sheet. Lay the paper flat and allow to dry. I am using green ...
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Thu, 19 Feb 2015 23:50:53 PST
REMOVING STAINS AND CRAZING LINES DISCOLORATION FROM PORCELAIN, CHINA AND POTTERY - More DIY How To Projects]]> lakesidepottery We regularly receive repair estimate requests asking us to clean pottery and porcelain to eliminate contaminated crazing lines and stains. These stain marks are typically form in older vintage china or antique ceramic objects. For reasons we will explain below, we do not take such tasks on but thoug...
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Sat, 17 Jan 2015 11:04:22 PST
Building Skyrim Armor
Building Skyrim Armor - More DIY How To Projects]]> ZombTech In this Instructable I shall teach you the way of foam smithing yourself some epic skyrim steel armor and a nifty iron helmet. I know its not as cool as daedric armor, but lets be honest that stuff is so main stream anyways haha. Well lets get to building now shall we!?What you will need: • Eva foam...
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Thu, 25 Dec 2014 17:10:29 PST
Jumbo Ninja Star!!!!!!!
Jumbo Ninja Star!!!!!!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> r.tisdale Fold You fold it like this
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Sat, 20 Dec 2014 03:03:44 PST
Book Page Mason Jar
Book Page Mason Jar - More DIY How To Projects]]> gwenif Sometimes I do weird things that turn out to look pretty good. Like glue pieces of book pages to a mason jar and putting a candle in it. Fabulous!!!Supplies :*mason jars*book pages*glue*paint brush*yarn*artificial tea light Cut Copy and Paste Tear out a few pages in an old book and trim the pages...
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Mon, 15 Dec 2014 08:05:40 PST
Jaguar E-Type PaperCraft
Jaguar E-Type PaperCraft - More DIY How To Projects]]> Mr AbAk Please Vote Us in the "Papercraft Contest" We Love Cars Because they are a sign of power of science...These are great and powerful machines...We want to search a papercraft model of a car so we chose the Jaguar E-Type...This is a great piece of art and science to be kept o...
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Thu, 11 Dec 2014 03:57:11 PST
Doghouse Beach House DIY - Using Recycled/Repurposed Materials
Doghouse Beach House DIY - Using Recycled/Repurposed Materials - More DIY How To Projects]]> Craft Klatch I was asked if I would make a dog related craft. I gave it some thought and decided I wanted to stretch my crafting chops and make a doghouse. This is by far the largest project I have tried. I wanted it to be a Key West beach house inspired doghouse - like someone built a colorful cottage, righ...
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Sun, 9 Nov 2014 07:01:00 PST
Halloween Costume 80's Perm
Halloween Costume 80's Perm - More DIY How To Projects]]> momoluv Hey momoluvers! I'm back and I wanted to show y'all my own tutorial (not based or taken from anyone, it's my idea) that I'm so excited about and I hope y'all love it! Supplies 1- flat iron2- 10-15 square sheets of tin foil3- brush Sections First you're going to take a section of your hair and...
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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:26:05 PDT
Envelope - New From Old
Envelope - New From Old - More DIY How To Projects]]> Hinkiepunk This 'ible will show you how to make a brand new envelope without any traces of the previous address or stamp/s. The whole project takes about 5 mins to make! Feel free to vote in the contests! You Will Need - a pair of scissors- a used large format envelope- a ruler (or a guillotine)- an envelop...
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Sat, 4 Oct 2014 05:34:12 PDT
DIY Cleaning Car
DIY Cleaning Car - More DIY How To Projects]]> jbugarin Do you have no more time cleaning? Well, this project is for you. Cleaning while playing, why not? This project is simple but useful. Better if you use recycled materials. Prepare Your Materials -Cardboard/any sizes-Scissors -Glue -Pencil -Old/Used TowelAnd the most important your -Rc Car (the bi...
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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 00:18:33 PDT
Agave Cord Cozy
Agave Cord Cozy - More DIY How To Projects]]> Mr.Sanchez Whats better for a sunny summer day than a cold beer ? Well...what if that beer remains cold for a little longer than when you hold with your bare hands.I give you this Handmade cozy made from agave cord. Stuff. Scissors.Agave cord. about 5 meters.Super glue.Office Pin.Empty beer can. Spirals t...
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Mon, 1 Sep 2014 21:05:14 PDT
Restoring Old Kitchen Knives
Restoring Old Kitchen Knives - More DIY How To Projects]]> sketchglass There are five basic steps to restoring an old knife: Find a Knife worth Restoring Remove Rust Refinish the Blade Refinish the Handle Sharpen I like old knives because the quality is there, and they're cheap. They were made before the time when plastic and stainless steel wa...
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Mon, 4 Aug 2014 22:06:42 PDT
Quick Fix for Slippery Shoes
Quick Fix for Slippery Shoes - More DIY How To Projects]]> amalkhan If you don't even know what a cobbler is, this is THE instructable for you! Whether worn out, or horribly constructed, many soles of shoes die out, leaving them (and you!) susceptible to slippage.In this instructable, I'll show you how to quickly remedy this precarious situation if/ until you can ge...
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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:06:13 PDT
Steampunk Bookmark
Steampunk Bookmark - More DIY How To Projects]]> kitsune2000 This is a simple bookmark for all steampunks. It shows the main parts of steampunk as a genre. Hope you enjoy! What You Will Need To make a steampunk bookmark you will need a hot glue gun, glue gun sticks, gears (I purchased mine at Micheal's),ribbon of a steampunk color, (Mine is silver) and wha...
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Sun, 29 Jun 2014 11:01:09 PDT
Recycled Book hiding space
Recycled Book hiding space - More DIY How To Projects]]> Arduinonator On this project I am planing on making a piggybank and a secret safe. Of corse the choice is up to you on what you are planing on using it for. This project does take some time. First: what you will need is an old Book or to. I got mine at a flee market for cheap. Then you will need some white/wood ...
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Thu, 12 Jun 2014 10:53:47 PDT
Felted Purse/phone Case
Felted Purse/phone Case - More DIY How To Projects]]> jenise2000 Its really easy :) What You Need •an old knitted jumper (or anything thats knitted)•scissors•needle and thread•a slice of sponge•felting needle•felting wool Sew It Cut a rectangle out of the old jumper. Then fold up the bottom like in the picture and sew it in place, the turn it the other way ...
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Sun, 25 May 2014 13:06:09 PDT
Refinishing a Table Roland & Alyssa's Dinning Table
Refinishing a Table Roland & Alyssa's Dinning Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> pip lache Originally the table came with a lot wear & neglect. It was totally uneven, dented all over, part of it was burned, it was drying to the point the boards were coming loose with one crack going almost through. Process is clockwise around the table. First I pulled the dents using a regular iron (Just ...
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Thu, 15 May 2014 23:42:06 PDT
Hand Made, Vintage English Telegram/Telegraph Theme, Wedding Invitations.
Hand Made, Vintage English Telegram/Telegraph Theme, Wedding Invitations. - More DIY How To Projects]]> Thomas_Kirkup I have a wedding coming up soon and I thought I would share with you a cheap but very effective way to make a nice, vintage and traditional wedding invitation. We went with this design to go with our vintage/shabby chic theme. I will try answer any questions, (Please note the dates, addresses and ...
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Sun, 27 Apr 2014 16:56:26 PDT
Relove an Old, Ugly Dress: Before and After (w/ Bonus Infinity Scarf)
Relove an Old, Ugly Dress: Before and After (w/ Bonus Infinity Scarf) - More DIY How To Projects]]> tofugami If you like more sewing projects be on the lookout. I may be new to sewing but that just means I have a lot of projects to post. "I Smell Good" Mr. Bunny is already posted.  I'm working on a steampunk costume too. BONUS: Infinity Scarf DIY also included in this instructables (last step). I wa...
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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:17:09 PDT
3 Ways to Clean Paint Brushes
3 Ways to Clean Paint Brushes - More DIY How To Projects]]> kelleymarie Three easy ways to clean your paint brushes. We've all done it, let paint dry on our paint brushes and then kicked ourselves later for it. I know that some of us have even thrown those brushes away thinking that we've missed the opportunity to save it's beautiful bristles--tsk tsk. This Instructabl...
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Fri, 21 Mar 2014 16:57:20 PDT
Tribute T-Shirt - Infocom's Zork I, II, III & Beyond Zork
Tribute T-Shirt - Infocom's Zork I, II, III & Beyond Zork - More DIY How To Projects]]> M.Hawse As a treat to the fans of Zork, I have designed a t-shirt. This will also be my entry in the Game.Life 4 contest (although I am entering at the last moment). I enjoy the rich sound and colorful graphics that we have available to us currently thanks to HD video, surround sound audio and GPU-base...
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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 05:35:46 PDT
Handmade Journal/Sketch Book
Handmade Journal/Sketch Book - More DIY How To Projects]]> shyanna05 I learned how to make a journal, today, and I thought I'd share with Instructables.I found a tutorial, online. Here is the link, in case I don't explain it well enough. for any blurry pictures. Supplies What you will definitely need:*Paper*Some...
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Sat, 4 Jan 2014 20:48:38 PST
stitching on a Instructables patch. danbranxl ever won the dodgy Instructables patches and never known what to do with them?  well stitch them onto an old top, like this!
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Sun, 29 Dec 2013 18:02:18 PST
refurbish a bike saddle with leather
refurbish a bike saddle with leather - More DIY How To Projects]]> andrea biffi Oddly if you want an hard bike saddle you have to spend more money than for a soft one... also leather saddles are very expensive. In this instructable I'll show you how to refurbish an old saddle into a nice leather one, also very hard if you want... the old saddle The saddle had a synthetic uph...
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Fri, 13 Dec 2013 09:55:14 PST
Mysterious treasure riddle thingy
Mysterious treasure riddle thingy - More DIY How To Projects]]> Bjarke This is a puzzle you can make on your friends and family. It's like that Sherlock episode where they use book ciphers to hide a message. So you will need: 1. A book (preferably old). 2. A page to write on. 3. A fancible pen. 4. A place to write what you're going to do and how. 5. A reward. (Ol...
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Sat, 30 Nov 2013 10:22:55 PST
Reliced paper Bjarke This was just some common printer paper that i tarnished. I started out with finding a suiting font on Then i printed it on to the paper in max DPI. After that i burned the sides with a candlelight. (to get a black edge you need to stop the fire with your fingers) I then placed the pap...
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Sat, 16 Nov 2013 14:57:35 PST
Cleaning Dingy Bottles (in bulk)
Cleaning Dingy Bottles (in bulk) - More DIY How To Projects]]> mbecks I make and bottle my own beer which is a great way to save money on your booze bill. I recently got 145 antique stubby beer bottles and stubby clear pop shoppe bottles for free. The problem is they sat in the old owners backyard for a few years, some still with the old liquid in them. I tried cleani...
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Wed, 29 May 2013 05:59:25 PDT
PULLEY PLANTER - More DIY How To Projects]]> tryitnow This is my vintage pulley planter that is very cheap and easy to make.  I found the pulley at a yard sale. I purchased a couple feet of rope and a plant at a local store. WHAT YOU NEED What you need is an old wooden pulley, which can be found at many yard sales, a couple feet of rope and a plan...
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Sun, 26 May 2013 15:01:39 PDT
How to Make a Cool Vintage Logging Portrait bobthebuilder728  This is just a little project that can be made for just about nothing. I do not own the music or the picture and do not take credit for it. No copyright infringement intended.
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Sun, 26 May 2013 13:16:19 PDT
Small, Rustic Dice Bag
Small, Rustic Dice Bag - More DIY How To Projects]]> Exscaly Hey there! If you have ever looked up how to make dicebags on the internet, I'm sure you would, like me, have only found instructions on making whopping huge bags to hold several billion dice and with 0 class. Finding myself stuck trying to find instructions on making a small, 1-set-holding dice bag...
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Wed, 24 Apr 2013 20:05:06 PDT
Clockwork Heart Pendent zaro12345 This is a piece I did for my valentine If you'd like a full instructable, please let me know. I plan on doing some more small scale artwork like this, and would love to share my method. Enjoy!
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Mon, 25 Feb 2013 16:27:50 PST
How to make a simple quilt
How to make a simple quilt - More DIY How To Projects]]> janecandy I made this quilt using recycled old sweaters and a towel, and an old blanket.  I made this for my puppy Jack, so he can stop stealing my blanket.  You can do this any size and colors you want, for puppies, your young kids, for yourself to cuddle with in front of the tv, smaller pieces for the seat...
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Thu, 14 Feb 2013 13:57:24 PST
DIY: Turn VHS & Cassettes Into Party Decorations xtradocs Learn how to upcycle your old Back to the Future VHS and Paula Abdul cassette tapes into pom pom party decor! Yes, it's true. Chances are you've got a bunch hiding in the back of your closet with nowhere to go so let's put them to use. Full tutorial:
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Wed, 2 Jan 2013 21:14:26 PST
Frame it!
Frame it! - More DIY How To Projects]]> liquidhandwash Quite often I come across old timber that would be great for a project but there just isn't enough of it to make a piece of furniture or a substantial project. By making a picture frame I can use this small amount of timber that would normally just be thrown out or burnt. You can also get creative w...
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Thu, 22 Nov 2012 20:39:06 PST
Old Digital Camera HACK for Macro Photography atepinkrose FOR MORE INFO AND IMAGES CLICK HERE ...Don't throw your it away just yet! Click link for: PHOTOGRAPHY WITH BROKEN CAMERA  Upon experimentation I discovered that the broken lens error was overwritten after removing the lens.  I was able to still take pictures and video, and the most useful thing ab...
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Sun, 18 Nov 2012 22:44:02 PST
Give old boots a new look
Give old boots a new look - More DIY How To Projects]]> jukeyjean I really like the mountaineering boot look this year. Trouble is I don't have an extra $80 bucks to blow on a new pair. I remembered my mum saved an old pair of my leather boots. They were excellent quality (FYRE), so I decided to give them a makeover. Great thing is, it only cost me $20.00 big ones...
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Sun, 18 Nov 2012 13:47:44 PST
What to do with used Scentsy Wax
What to do with used Scentsy Wax - More DIY How To Projects]]> EducationSmellsSweet So you own a scentsy wickless candle burner or other brand of wickless candle burner and you have left over wax that no longer smells strong or it no longer smells at all.  What do you do? Believe it or not there are uses for that old wax, there are even individuals who would gladly take it off you...
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Mon, 12 Nov 2012 17:00:50 PST
How To Renew Dried Out Sculpey Cheaply
How To Renew Dried Out Sculpey Cheaply - More DIY How To Projects]]> poofrabbit Ever had sculpey that was dried out,  crumbly, or to be able to work with it would take an act of god? You are not alone.  I have worked with sculpey this hard and it made my hands so sore I wanted to cry.  I found out about some great stuff sculpey makes to renew it back to "health" but a small bo...
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Wed, 7 Nov 2012 17:41:27 PST
Junkyard Fish-bone Sculpture
Junkyard Fish-bone Sculpture - More DIY How To Projects]]> lonesoulsurfer Create a cool fish sculpture out of some rusty metal bits and pieces you can find on any junk pile. The body of the fish is made out of an old rusty 20 litre paint tin (I think!) and is mounted on some thick, rusty wire. I can't remember where I found the material (probably at some tip or at the si...
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Sun, 28 Oct 2012 04:38:04 PDT