Instructables: exploring - workshop - tools - workshop Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:36:31 PDT BLOX v1.01 Dirty Caliper Battery Hack
Dirty Caliper Battery Hack - More DIY How To Projects]]> lathe_makeatio Everyone who has to measure fine things in the workshop knows these calipers sold for a few bucks on e bay or in DIY- malls. Those calipers are fine, accurate enough for home workshop use and as biggest advance easy to read. (especially if you reach 45 yrs in my case ;)The big disadvantage is the bu...
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Sat, 5 Jul 2014 06:52:56 PDT
Magnetic chuck wrench Holder (Drill Press)
Magnetic chuck wrench Holder (Drill Press) - More DIY How To Projects]]> pTEARgriffin Hello Instructables, I've recently purchased a new bench top drill press. After unboxing it and setting it up I noticed it didn't have a spot for the chuck wrench, so I created my own. Materials Needed Drill Press Magnet ( I got mine from old hard drives.) 5 minute epoxy Mixing utensil ( I used...
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Sat, 28 Jun 2014 21:18:11 PDT
My AUTODESK - ARTIST IN RESIDENCY at INSTRUCTABLES - More DIY How To Projects]]> anoukwipprecht How has your artist residency at Autodesk been going? What is your favorite part?As an invited artist in residency at Autodesk, I have a grasp on both incredible software and pre-released features within an amazing production facility. My favorite parts is that it feels like a big candy store where ...
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Sat, 28 Jun 2014 16:09:29 PDT
Bike stand
Bike stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> psauvignac First, sorry for my english, it is not my mother tongue and I struggle a bit with the DIY vocabulary ;)Second, I know that my instructable does not have a huge added value but I just wanted to share it as is was my first DIY thing that I entirely complete by myself. I know that welds are not very go...
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Wed, 18 Jun 2014 12:40:41 PDT
DIY Disk Sander from Corded Drill
DIY Disk Sander from Corded Drill - More DIY How To Projects]]> nickneubrand I decided to make a disk sander because I think that it would be fun to make a series about making tools. This is the first one that I have made and I hope that you guys like it. Weather or not you want to make it with a standard motor or reuse/upcycle/hack a corded drill, this project is pretty fun...
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Fri, 30 May 2014 23:09:58 PDT
Autodesk's Pier 9 Workshop
Autodesk's Pier 9 Workshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> jsass Welcome to the Pier 9 Workshop!We are excited to open the doors to this world-class fabrication facility on the San Francisco Bay. Our state-of-the-art facility exists to serve three main goals: The interface between software and hardware is becoming more important to how people design and make...
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Mon, 19 May 2014 17:09:23 PDT
Eye and ear protection
Eye and ear protection - More DIY How To Projects]]> JorikOrdelmans One thing that bothered me for a long time, is the use of safety glasses in combination with ear muffs. For some tasks, such as grinding metal, you need them both. But the pressure of the ear muffs will push the temples into the side of your head. After an hour your head starts to feel soar and not ...
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Mon, 19 May 2014 15:46:45 PDT
Rotating Tool Stand
Rotating Tool Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> Dominic Bender In order so both save space in my workshop and to make infrequently used tools more accessible, I built a rotating stand for three of them based on a design by Jack Houweling. The video shows you how I built it, and you can find additional information in a related blog post. Hope you enjoy!
By: Dominic Bender

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Sun, 18 May 2014 00:25:59 PDT
The Saw Blade Cabinet
The Saw Blade Cabinet - More DIY How To Projects]]> -BALES- It's been established that I have some OCD when it comes to cleanliness and organizational matters. I have a relatively small/narrow shop (9'x25') and when everything has its place, it stays uncluttered and improves my work flow and efficiency.This space (for me) started as a musical rehearsal area...

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Fri, 16 May 2014 16:49:08 PDT
Easy to make foam brush
Easy to make foam brush - More DIY How To Projects]]> Dominic Bender I made this from a piece of packing foam I had in my shop and a piece of scrap wood. Easy to make, versatile and a good way to upcycle something you might otherwise throw away - and save a few bucks on art and craft supplies for painting and finishing. You could even use shaped pieces of foam if you...
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Sat, 10 May 2014 09:45:32 PDT
Roland VersaCAMM Vinyl Printer: Quick Start Guide to using the Pier9 vinyl printer
Roland VersaCAMM Vinyl Printer: Quick Start Guide to using the Pier9 vinyl printer - More DIY How To Projects]]> gabrieltaft So you want to use the Roland Vinyl printer… great, you have come to the right spot!The Roland VersaCAMM Vinyl Printer is a high quality vinyl printer with a cutting knife feature that can print: large format posters, labels, stickers, car decals, window appliqués, signs or banners, and much more. ...
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Thu, 8 May 2014 19:06:49 PDT
Simple Soldering Wand Stand
Simple Soldering Wand Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> zachary phillips Materials 1. Block or wood 2. Big thick non insulated wire 3. Drill same size as wire4. Soldering wand/pen/iron2. Two big screws The Base For the base I just used a simple little piece of wood nothing special. Wire Holder To get the wire spirals I used a ward rake handle and wind it arou...
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Mon, 5 May 2014 06:15:50 PDT
Cheap easy shop organizing
Cheap easy shop organizing - More DIY How To Projects]]> tclamp easy cheap tool to help organize your garage with banker boxes I built shelves on the walls of my garage and have bankers boxes in them. Each banker box has a label indicating what is inside, such as, tape, glue, spray cans, sanding discs etc. I made a simple tool to take these boxes down with n...
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Sat, 12 Apr 2014 17:38:14 PDT
Becoming a Maker: The complete guide to a fully functional minishop: tools
Becoming a Maker: The complete guide to a fully functional minishop: tools - More DIY How To Projects]]> TheParacorder What is a maker? A maker is a DIY'er, recycle and reuse'er, and a crafter. They take whats not, and make it what Is. Makers not only have skill, but as well as the determination for his or her project. What does it take to become a maker? Well the first step to becoming a maker will be shown step by...
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Sun, 6 Apr 2014 13:34:52 PDT
Toothbrush to rotary tool bristle brush
Toothbrush to rotary tool bristle brush - More DIY How To Projects]]> Mojo_JoJo Here's another take on putting a used toothbrush to good use. My toothbrush seems to wear out within a month and worse still, only the top half of the brush wears out while the bottom half seems fine. Must be something wrong with the way I brush my teeth. But not to worry, this ible is sure to put a...
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Wed, 19 Mar 2014 02:22:28 PDT
Electronic-Lab in a Box
Electronic-Lab in a Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> McLovinGyver Since I work in a small flat with no separate space for handcrafts i struggle always with building before and cleaning up afterwards just for simple electronic work. There were always the same tools to search in boxes and cases, plug them in, find wires and solderin tin and so on. So for only 5 mi...
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Sun, 2 Mar 2014 14:37:17 PST
Altoids toolbox
Altoids toolbox - More DIY How To Projects]]> Lewis121212 The finished toolboxThis tool box is for those who don't have a workspace, just a kitchen table to work on. It makes it easy to quickly get out of the way for dinner, or bring a pocket sized kit for small work, instead of lugging around a large toolbox and looking for what you need. Please vote me i...
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Fri, 28 Feb 2014 18:41:36 PST
How to control sawdust on a Shopsmith Lathe
How to control sawdust on a Shopsmith Lathe - More DIY How To Projects]]> rcouture21 I have a Shopsmith and like to turn wood but I do not like the mess.  Seems like every time I would turn something I would spend lots of time cleaning saw dust off of everything behind and under the Shopsmith.  I recently got a TechShop membership and it helped spark some creativity.  With the abili...
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Sun, 23 Feb 2014 10:00:14 PST
Third hand from sraps and scrounged materials funkysod This is just an add to maybe inspire someone. I salvaged a lamp which was destined for garbage at work. The lamp has a snake-like, sturdy, neck which allows it to be directed where you need it. As I said the neck is quite sturdy so first I thought of using it for a tablet stand. Then I thought of al...
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Mon, 16 Dec 2013 05:56:17 PST
Homemade Knife
Homemade Knife - More DIY How To Projects]]> fedegarcia this is my second knife, i did it at school in my free periods, so i hope you all like it Making Old Tool Soft For Shaping at first, put your old tool inside an oven (900degree celsius). after the tool is all colour red, take it off from the oven and let it become cold inside of a bowl full of sa...
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Thu, 12 Dec 2013 16:10:02 PST
How to Clean the Water Jet Abrasive Tube
How to Clean the Water Jet Abrasive Tube - More DIY How To Projects]]> gabrieltaft How to Clean out the water jet abrasive tube.  From time to time when using the water jet at Pier 9, the clear tube that feeds abrasive to the head clogs up and stops the water jet from cutting your material. This is usually due to water leaking into the tube which must remain dry for Garnet to fl...
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Tue, 10 Dec 2013 18:35:22 PST
Workshop adjustable support with expansion pack, made from junk. funkysod I made this simple support, you know for those long pieces of wood or metal stock. My workbench is really small and I often have trouble handling all the things I want to do. Looking at my pile of scrap pieces I just winged this together in my mind. Kind of improvised it as I went along. Worked out ...
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Thu, 24 Oct 2013 04:13:40 PDT
Easy guide for installing a magnetic shed/workshop tool organiser kit
Easy guide for installing a magnetic shed/workshop tool organiser kit - More DIY How To Projects]]> first4magnets Say goodbye to your untidy shed with this is easy to follow guide for installing a magnetic tool organiser kit in your shed, garage or workshop. Turn your shed or workshop nightmare into the perfect workspace with the ideal tool storage option. Never lose another tool again! Get your magnetic...
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Wed, 11 Sep 2013 04:57:47 PDT
Pier 9 Machine Catalog
Pier 9 Machine Catalog - More DIY How To Projects]]> jsass Welcome to the Pier 9 Workshops! This is a live catalog of the machines we are currently using in our shops, including model numbers and links to machine spec's. We have 7 amazing maker-spaces on the Pier: a Digital Fabrication Room, Woodshop, Metalshop, 3D Printshop, Project Room, Electronics S...
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Wed, 24 Jul 2013 17:57:22 PDT
Building a Complete DIY Workshop
Building a Complete DIY Workshop - More DIY How To Projects]]> bizydad Build your own workshop from the ground up! Most of my photos have detailed notes, so check them out. This is the Instructable for my Workshop Video Tour 2013. This Shop was constructed for under $2000 Materials for construction(roughly): 100 2x4x8' 4     2x4x12'   8     2x6x10' 2     2x6x12' 35 ...
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Mon, 17 Jun 2013 09:00:38 PDT
Miniature 2in1 engraver and drill
Miniature 2in1 engraver and drill - More DIY How To Projects]]> InnovationBot15 Before I start, I must tell you that this is my first ever instructable and I am 15 years old so I would really like to hear some feedback and constructive criticism from you guys. ALSO, PLEASE COULD YOU VOTE FOR ME IN THE BATTERY POWERED CONTEST AND THE POCKET SIZED ELECTRONICS CONTEST. BIG THANK Y...
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Fri, 7 Jun 2013 14:05:54 PDT
Find The Center of a Circle
Find The Center of a Circle - More DIY How To Projects]]> charels88 This is something I learned and geometry class and completely forgot for a while.  All you will need is a drafting/drawing compass or a large homemade one for big circles.  I have a little drafting kit that has came in very useful in engineering school!  The steps are very short and will be best sho...
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Tue, 7 May 2013 10:25:29 PDT
Homemade Tabe Saw - Part 1 - Motor Mount & Adjustable Bed savvas_papasavva So I had a table saw motor from what was a cheap machine, that contained the start and stop button, drive motor, mounting holes and blade in one unit.  I got my hands on this probably 8 years ago, and it was part of a functioning table saw, which I think is still quite easy to find.  It was limited ...
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Sat, 9 Mar 2013 07:39:41 PST
Marking Knife on the cheap
Marking Knife on the cheap - More DIY How To Projects]]> gilleseg I have been slowly getting into woodworking and decided I would start with a few small project to build my skill.  So i looked in the normal places for projects and plans.  I subscribe to Chris Schwarz webpage and often receive his emails about the things he is working on.  One of his emails was abo...
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Tue, 5 Mar 2013 18:56:54 PST
Table-Top Scissors | The cutting edge of technology!
Table-Top Scissors | The cutting edge of technology! - More DIY How To Projects]]> SilverJimny Table top saws, sanders, lathes, drills, dishwashers, cookers, lamps, TVs, microscopes, telescopes, and heaters, but no Table-Top Scissors? The idea for the table-Top Scissors came from a discussion I had at work with a colleague in the workshop. We were talking about things which could be motorize...
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Wed, 9 Jan 2013 13:47:21 PST
New compressor handle Truehart Hooray!  Finally, my first 'ible.  I've done quite a bit of lurking and commenting, but never had the time (or forward thinking) to produce my own, so bare with me as I stumble through the editing process.  That said, let me tell you about one of my latest projects. I got my 10 gal Powermate compre...
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Thu, 29 Nov 2012 08:04:15 PST
Refurbish a Hand Saw
Refurbish a Hand Saw - More DIY How To Projects]]> gilleseg In this Instructable I will give you the basic tools you need to restore an old hand saw to its former glory. I was out with the wife, hitting up local garage sales, when we stopped at a condo community whose residents are mostly retired. They had Tupperware, pots, pans, and assorted nicknacks. I ...
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Fri, 16 Nov 2012 19:41:45 PST
How to Lathe and Turn Wood audreyobscura Learning to use lathes for wood turning can be scary, but it is actually easy and fun! The following instructables are excellent references for lathe projects, and list critical skills when learning how to lathe. Do you have an excellent wood turning or lathe project not in this guide? Message me, ...
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Fri, 16 Nov 2012 13:40:43 PST
POWER DRILL HOLSTER FROM LAUNDRY JUG DoDo729 I use my power drill quite a bit and like to have it handy when I need it.  So I came up with this idea and it costs nothing to make.  All you need is a empty laundry detergent jug, a knife and a couple of screws. iNSTRUCTIONS: Take the laundry detergent jug, and there are various sizes to choose...
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Wed, 25 Jul 2012 10:01:21 PDT
Electronics Tip : Making An Instant Vice / Vise. AndyGadget If you want to grip something firmly for soldering, all you need is a pair of pliers and an elastic band.  You can vary the grip force by changing band thickness or length and by moving it closer or further away from the jaws. Closer to the jaws = less force.  Simple, quick and effective.
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Mon, 9 Jul 2012 14:48:36 PDT
Overspray protector hells-oui Protect yourself from aerosol over-spray with this handy diy! Use an awl to poke a hole in your favourite plastic container. Slide the spray tube into the hole. Spray up close with no mess.
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Mon, 2 Jul 2012 23:57:05 PDT
Parts Cleaner
Parts Cleaner - More DIY How To Projects]]> hells-oui Quick and easy parts cleaner. Items required. Old coffee tin (Keep the can opened lid!) Long bolt. Cleaning solution Tools required. Drill Vise/pliers Fold the edges of the can opened lid upwards with a vise or pliers **be careful of the sharp edge** Drill 1/4" Hole into the center of the c...
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Mon, 2 Jul 2012 23:54:40 PDT
Oiling a Turret Mill
Oiling a Turret Mill - More DIY How To Projects]]> MakerDrake Being relatively new to a machine shop environment, one thing that can be heard above all other information is that everything must be oiled well. When something goes wrong it is typically improper use, or a lack of oiling. In the manual it states that the spindle must be oiled daily, the ways must ...
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Thu, 31 May 2012 11:28:00 PDT
Table Mounted Jig Saw
Table Mounted Jig Saw - More DIY How To Projects]]> Lignumvital I am an artist by trade so I do not have a lot of money to build tools for my studio. With my work it is also a goal to share my knowledge with the world. There are a lot of people out in the world who are in the same boat. Your not alone, and I hope this helps someone out in the world at large. Wh...
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Mon, 7 May 2012 08:52:08 PDT
Archaeology: Repairing and Modifying a Trowel
Archaeology: Repairing and Modifying a Trowel - More DIY How To Projects]]> MakerDrake When working in the field, it is easy to lose your tools in the sea of trowels since so many of them look alike. Thanks to TechShop this can easily be taken care of! In order to show how to both repair and modify at the same time, I decided to use one that had a tip broken off. You can see this in ...
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Thu, 5 Apr 2012 10:00:24 PDT
DIY Dave's Workspace DIY Dave Here's my workspace. It's a 8'X12' corner of my dad's pole barn. I've included links to the projects that are pictured above. Jacob's Forks Propane tank air adapter Scanner lamp (in progress) Battery drill conversion Solar Stereo Car ramps Drill sander (step 3) Spot Welder (in progress) AC arc weld...
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Thu, 9 Feb 2012 10:30:39 PST
Franken-Saw (a.k.a. how to use a DeWalt battery with a Bosch reciprocating saw)
Franken-Saw (a.k.a. how to use a DeWalt battery with a Bosch reciprocating saw) - More DIY How To Projects]]> hauntedworkshop I discovered a Bosch 18v reciprocating saw sitting on top of someones trash can. It didn't have a battery, but that didn't deter me. I have several DeWalt 18v batteries for my drills and I knew there had to be a way to use them. So I brought it into my workshop and began playing. I disassembled the...
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Tue, 17 Jan 2012 13:39:00 PST
Homemade Miter Saw Clamps nurdee1 These are some miter saw clamps that I made as a christmas present. Unfortunately when I made them I didn't think to take pictures for a step by step instructable. So I decided that I would take some pictures of the finished clamps and make a photo instructable. I hope this will help or inspire some...
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Thu, 12 Jan 2012 05:41:27 PST
Woodshop Cribs copperaxe Small compact and sturdy make these cribbings handy little fellas to have around. They do the job of protecting the larger things that won't fit on a work table or a pair of saw horses, keeping your project off the floor safely. With the cotton cord (or foam padding if you upholster) your finished s...
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Sun, 4 Dec 2011 16:53:18 PST
Magnetic Parts Tray - Another Use DoDo729 I recently re-painted my boat and boat trailer. The boat and trailer are painted blue, with red trim. I will publish the entire boat re-paint later. I wanted to paint the wheel nuts red to match the trim on the boat. Instead of spraying or using a brush to paint the nuts, I dipped them into the can ...
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Sat, 15 Oct 2011 05:11:07 PDT
Portable Bench Grinder Using Old Furnace Motor DoDo729 Have you ever had to work away from your shop, but still need a grinder.  I have, so here is the solution I came up with.  I had an old furnace motor and an arbor.  Very handy to have and simple to make. Materials List: 1 - Piece of 3/4" plywood, cut to your dimensions 1 - Arbor (available at most...
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Sun, 28 Aug 2011 05:06:01 PDT
Free 10" Saw Blade Holder DoDo729 Have more than one blade for your table, radial arm or mitre saw?  I have a few and wanted a way to store them for easy access, safety, and to prevent damage.  Here is what I built. Materials: 2 - 2X4 - 11" 2 - 1X4 - 11-3/8" Couple of wood screws and glue. Instruction: Cut your 2x4 and 1x4 to len...
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Sat, 20 Aug 2011 04:51:26 PDT
Garage - Workshop - Tools - Reno & Organization DoDo729 Are you sick and tired of the clutter in your garage?  Tired of not being able to locate things in your garage?  I know I was, so I decided to do a total reno on my garage and I sure didn't want to spend a ton of money.  I was able to locate 6 large filing cabinets on Kijiji for free.  I could have ...
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Thu, 18 Aug 2011 11:52:26 PDT
Bedroom/ Workshop chriszep Living in a third floor apartment makes building a pain, but over the course of a few years of trial and error I have found a way to work in many different materials, and also on the computer, while keeping my sleeping space separate, all in one room. I build constantly, and prototype on the compute...
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Sat, 26 Feb 2011 07:19:18 PST
My Cozy Little Workspace
My Cozy Little Workspace - More DIY How To Projects]]> cornbrown Welcome to my workroom! This tiny room sits behind the master bedroom in my 100+  year old apartment.  I imagine it was originally used as a laundry room but I've turned it into a sweet little workspace.   Despite it's size, I can usually accomplish everything I do  without much strain. Electroni...
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Wed, 23 Feb 2011 15:17:15 PST