Instructables: exploring - workshop - woodworking - simple Fri, 6 Mar 2015 08:07:25 PST BLOX v1.01 Rustic Book Shelf or TV stand
Rustic Book Shelf or TV stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> mtairymd My son designed and built this shelf to match a desk design which he built earlier (shown in last step). This is a simple design, easy to make and is relatively low cost (under $50). As with the desk, the design is very beefy and should hold up to any abuse you would like to throw at it. Also, the...
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Tue, 3 Mar 2015 14:55:29 PST
Floating Shelf
Floating Shelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> alienldr1 This time I decided to make a floating shelf as a display shelf. I wanted to make this because that way, we don't need brackets to support the shelf underneath. All the support we need is inside the shelf. Now we don't have to worry about the brackets getting in the way of everything, bumping int...
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Sat, 21 Feb 2015 09:39:13 PST
Wooden Cup (Kuksa)
Wooden Cup (Kuksa) - More DIY How To Projects]]> Corinbw I love kuksas and wooden cups so i was so excited when i saw the potential for one in a piece of elm i found after a trimming company trimmed a tree on main street.What you need:-Hatchet.-Drill.-Woodworking rotary files-Chisels or just a pocket knife.-Sandpaper-Epoxy (the cheapest kind will do)-Some...
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Mon, 16 Feb 2015 02:44:45 PST
Wood Ball Without a Lathe
Wood Ball Without a Lathe - More DIY How To Projects]]> Corinbw I wanted to make a wood ball, but I didn't have a lathe or a fancy router jig. I decided I would carve one then sand it a lot to get the final shape. This is my first instructable so bear with me.I know this wont be perfect but it doesn't require any fancy tools either. Materials and Tools you wi...
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Sun, 8 Feb 2015 13:56:23 PST
Simple Sturdy Low Cost Furniture
Simple Sturdy Low Cost Furniture - More DIY How To Projects]]> BrianE2 This Instructable will show how to build simple, low cost, sturdy, wood furniture that can look good and last for a long time. I recommend reading through the entire Instructable before you begin. I am not a professional wood worker and some of my methods/materials may highlight this fact. I have ...
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Wed, 4 Feb 2015 02:46:50 PST
Wood Candlestick Holder - Cheap, Quick
Wood Candlestick Holder - Cheap, Quick - More DIY How To Projects]]> therandomwoodworker Check out my youtube channel at: for more content like this!I built a unique and elegant looking candlestick holder out of some scrap wood pieces in under an hour of work. This was a fun and simple project that I built for next to nothing and finished off with t...
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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 14:15:58 PST
KISS train (Keep It Super Simple)
KISS train (Keep It Super Simple) - More DIY How To Projects]]> ron3711 Build yourself a fun, durable toy for nearly no cost! Use a scrap piece of 2x4, you could made from pallet wood. I designed this train in the early 80's when I had 2 boys, 2 & 3 years old. My budget was limited as well as my tools. The primary goal was to use the KISS principal (Keep It Super Si...
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Mon, 19 Jan 2015 18:06:08 PST
upcycled coat rack
upcycled coat rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> knoone.hear To make this coat rack I used a slat from an old Euro pallet which I had left over from a previous project. Here you can see it put together, I found some old cutlery in a charity shop, with which I bent into a desired shape. Here I am positioning prior to fastening as I still had to stain & varnish...
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Thu, 15 Jan 2015 05:53:01 PST
Not Your Average "Coaster"
Not Your Average "Coaster" - More DIY How To Projects]]> ABCass1 ***UPDATE*** Final Versions are on the bottom HELLO AND WELCOME,First of all I want to give a shout out to mikeasaurus for his helping in this idea from his Coaster bottle opener. Here is a link to his page, , check him out. Well this is not you...
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Sun, 11 Jan 2015 08:31:28 PST
DIY designer plywood swing
DIY designer plywood swing - More DIY How To Projects]]> ferred1 This is the plyswing .In 6 easy steps i will show you how you can make your own one! Materials and Machines Materials :1 plywood +-1000x1000x18mm 2x180mm M10 threaded rods 4 lock nuts M10 2xcarabiners20 washers inner diameter 10.5-11 mm 2 pieces of plastic 8mmx20x80(rope 8-12 mm thickness): 2 p...
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Wed, 7 Jan 2015 09:25:02 PST
Easy To Do Wooden Candle Holder
Easy To Do Wooden Candle Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> matikka96 This is not only easy and cheap to do, but also quite elegant candle holder for yourself or someone else. Excellent gift idea! What you will need? This is pretty easy project, which doesn't require any professional tools or anything like that to be done.Basically you will be good with just: Wood...
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Sun, 28 Dec 2014 15:06:16 PST
Simple Wooden Crate
Simple Wooden Crate - More DIY How To Projects]]> emilescharneck This is a very easy tutorial for an inexpensive wooden crate. It makes for a great gift or light weight stackable storage!By inexpensive I mean R150 in South Africa. That’s about $15 in the US. Granted I have no idea what wood costs in other countries!Here we go, please enjoy! What you need: + 9 ...
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Sat, 27 Dec 2014 13:46:59 PST
Woodwork wine rack
Woodwork wine rack - More DIY How To Projects]]> Tahir the Wonderful Do you like wine? Do you like things hanging on the wall that hold your wine for you? Do you in fact like to have a wine rack hanging in your kitchen? If any of your answers to the questions were yes then this Inscructable is for you! This specific presentation here is here to show you how to make y...
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Tue, 16 Dec 2014 19:06:42 PST
Simple Chef Knife Wood Block
Simple Chef Knife Wood Block - More DIY How To Projects]]> deluges Hi everyone! How are you all doing? You can actually answer that in the comments section. I'd be delighted to know how you're doing :)I got a couple months ago a chef knife as a present from my grand-parents and so far I kept it in its plastic box in a drawer when I wasn't using it. But those times ...
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Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:46:31 PST
Stacking Stationary Box
Stacking Stationary Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> vennavannys This Stationary Box is my very first instruction in this site. I hope you can understand and try your own stationary box.You can make your own size and shape as well.Enjoy !!! Prepare Materials and Tools First you will need to prepare all the materials and tools.You can choose your own need but ...
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Tue, 25 Nov 2014 06:11:04 PST
DIY Puzzle Coaster Trivet
DIY Puzzle Coaster Trivet - More DIY How To Projects]]> darbinorvar In this short tutorial I show how you can make a really nice puzzle coaster trivet out of plywood. Individually, the puzzle pieces work as coasters which you can place your drinks on, and once you put them together like a puzzle, they becomes a trivet, perfect for putting a hot pot on. Making the ...
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Mon, 24 Nov 2014 22:02:20 PST
Outdoor Bench
Outdoor Bench - More DIY How To Projects]]> AmateurHour I wanted to make a nice outdoor bench using as much reclaimed wood as possible. Ideally it would have been 100% reclaimed or recycled lumber but I settled for using new lumber for the frame of the bench and pallet wood/staircase parts for the seat, back, and arm rests. This is a relatively quick a...
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Tue, 11 Nov 2014 17:07:51 PST
Simple Recliner
Simple Recliner - More DIY How To Projects]]> MaxM2 Do you fidget in chairs? Do you have a sore back sometimes? Maybe your chair is not the right shape for you. With these instructions you can make a chair that fits your specific body. You only need hand tools, screws, and some lumber. Take a picture of yourself Lean back against something soft, ...
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Mon, 10 Nov 2014 08:10:12 PST
Make an MDF speed square
Make an MDF speed square - More DIY How To Projects]]> Tom Howbridge This is a simple project that can be very useful, build one now and save some time ! Cutting the mdf Start by using a circular saw or a mitre saw to square the edge.Then cut a narrow strip.Adjust the mitre saw to 45* then cut a right angle triangle be sure that at least one edge of the mdf board ...
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Sun, 9 Nov 2014 01:23:33 PST
DIY Copper Metal Wire Shelf
DIY Copper Metal Wire Shelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> darbinorvar It doesn't take too much to create your own cool shelves with metal. Copper is inexpensive when used carefully and this easy copper wire shelf uses less than 3 feet of wire and a small oak board.Using copper pipes is really easy, just get yourself a cheap hacksaw or heavy wire cutters to cut the wir...
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Fri, 7 Nov 2014 10:57:28 PST
Kindling log
Kindling log - More DIY How To Projects]]> PaleHorseRider I was at first planning to make a decomposing bin out of a larger log; but I had broke my ax on it and hit myself in the knee with the hammer.So I just decided to make this simple thing.Hope you enjoy ^^CAUTION: To prevent fast decay ensure that there are no pine bugs eating away at your log! Since ...
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Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:02:01 PDT
Miniature gun Model
Miniature gun Model - More DIY How To Projects]]> gidder Mini Gun Model made out of pine and a spent .22 magnum Brass.Supplies needed -.22 Magnum Brass Cartridge- .5in x 1in x 4in Piece of White pine- carving knive(s)- various grits of sand paper-some sort of glue, epoxy, cement Gettin Started Draw out your stock shape on the pine and begin carving it...
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Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:15:55 PDT
DIY Art Shelf
DIY Art Shelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> darbinorvar Learn how to easily build a shallow shelf for art or books or candles, in just a few steps. Method I started with measuring and cutting up the wood for the shelves on my table saw and miter saw. I used a 1x6 that I ripped down to 3 1/2 inches for my top shelf, and the underneath bracket I ripped ...
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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 11:44:16 PDT
Restoring a damaged table edge
Restoring a damaged table edge - More DIY How To Projects]]> gregorio626 The top is subject to more general wear and tear than other areas of a table, especially if they are used for meals or children draw at them. Scratches, dents, and stains are commonplace, and other problems can frequently occur with table tops warping, , splitting, and damaged decorative edges. Fret...
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Sun, 28 Sep 2014 14:19:48 PDT
Mini Coffin
Mini Coffin - More DIY How To Projects]]> mtairymd I scaled this 1 foot long coffin from a full size version I saw online. I built two versions – see drawing links. The first one (documented here) is from purchased craft wood which was clean and straight. The second version was built from scrap pallets. I’ve also included a quick video of the b...
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Sat, 27 Sep 2014 14:13:42 PDT
Simple Low Cost Desk/Table
Simple Low Cost Desk/Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> mtairymd This is a modified version of the desk from the Ana White website. Keeping with my upcycled theme, this project was built from the top of an old desk. If you prefer, the top can be made from 2x12s. I’ve also included a quick video of the build along with a PDF version of the plans.Video:Drawing:ht...
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Sun, 14 Sep 2014 08:21:22 PDT
Simple wooden knobs
Simple wooden knobs - More DIY How To Projects]]> ade angelis Hello, everybody. a few days ago I finished building a table for my drill press. It's not really elaborate, but it has some nice features. you can see it in this video : . Anyway, in this instructable I'll show you how I made the turning knobs I used in the project: two of...
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Mon, 8 Sep 2014 08:59:23 PDT
wooden pen
wooden pen - More DIY How To Projects]]> Unboxingexperience7 Do you want a unique pen? A wooden pen is very simple to make. All you need isa branch of about 4 inch length; it is important that the wood has a large enough pith in the centre (e.g. elder wood)a pen minea knifea rod of the diameter of the pen mine Cut the branch in 2 pieces Take an about 4 in...
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Sun, 7 Sep 2014 08:15:22 PDT
Puzzle Box (Unabox)
Puzzle Box (Unabox) - More DIY How To Projects]]> mtairymd This is a modified version of the Unabox which was built by TXTCLA55 as shown here: simplified version can be built with limited tools and a basic skill level. The drawing is included in the video description. Note that the drawing units are...
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Sat, 23 Aug 2014 08:51:11 PDT
How To Make A Wooden Box
How To Make A Wooden Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> juul414 In this instructable i'm going to show you how I made this simple wooden box. The Tools For this project you are going to need a few common tools like a saw, a chisel, glue, clamps, wood, some sand paper and some hinges. If you have a miter clamp and a hand plane like i do it saves you a lot of t...
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Sun, 3 Aug 2014 12:12:25 PDT
Simple Round Table
Simple Round Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> mtairymd This project was built with a round top from a broken table and two 2x4’s. The top in this project is 30 inches in diameter. However, the designed can be scaled up or down based on your top diameter and/or desired table height. See drawing and video for build instructions.Drawing: https://drive.g...
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Sat, 2 Aug 2014 12:57:38 PDT
Make a small branch chest with the drill press
Make a small branch chest with the drill press - More DIY How To Projects]]> Dominic Bender Based on Jimmy Di Resta's videos (links in the video), I made a smaller branch chest using the drill press ans basically any saw. Enjoy, and remember to be inspired!
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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 02:14:06 PDT
Downhill wooden vehicle
Downhill wooden vehicle - More DIY How To Projects]]> ivver Hi everyone! In this instructable I'll show you one of my vehicles which I made. I made this one about 5 years ago (then I was 13), back then I had some old Samsung phone (and a lot of Oak planks) with which I took those pictures and video, too bad that I only have 2 pictures, but, I have video too,...
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Sat, 12 Jul 2014 14:43:38 PDT
Downhill Go Kart
Downhill Go Kart - More DIY How To Projects]]> NinjaPi This is a simple go kart that I built using only reused materials left over from other projects. It is fun, easy, and can be painted and customized easily. Have fun! Materials 1 - 10 foot 2x4 3 - small non-swivel caster wheelConstruction screwsWood screwsCarriage Bolt - 2 1/2" x 1/4"Nut - 1/4"TOO...
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Sun, 25 May 2014 18:16:57 PDT
Collapsible Workbench
Collapsible Workbench - More DIY How To Projects]]> schoonovermr This is a simple little collapsible workbench/assembly table I made. The dimensions may seem strange but it was as large as I could get it while still fitting under my current one. It also is tall enough so that the surface of the mitre saw when it is up there is level with my big workbench, allowin...
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Wed, 21 May 2014 20:52:38 PDT
Puzzle cube
Puzzle cube - More DIY How To Projects]]> sabladask Here is a simple wooden puzzle box. My box is made from old mahogany floor-planks. You can make this box from almost any kind of wood. I used 45 degree joints, but you can make different ones if you want, or do not have a bandsaw/tablesaw.The key isjust a 0,5mm piano wire. Almost any kind of metal r...
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Fri, 2 May 2014 16:10:42 PDT
Pirate Key Hook
Pirate Key Hook - More DIY How To Projects]]> mosspossum Here's Yar Keys!!! Materials used 1-3/4" brass cup hook1-#6 brass finish washer1-small brass screw eye1- 8" X 6" wood plaque (approx)1-picture hook2-screws for picture hook1-graphite paper (size of picture) 1-picture of a pirate1-woodburner tool Getting the pirate picture onto your wood. Once...
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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:15:17 PDT
An ugly but easy wall mounted charging docking station
An ugly but easy wall mounted charging docking station - More DIY How To Projects]]> anuvanoob After little luck finding a charging station for my exact needs I decided to test my subpar wood working skills and build my own. I wanted it to be mounted on the wall parallel to my bed (instead of perpendicular like on a night stand) since the wall is at arm's length. This makes it easier to gra...
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Wed, 26 Mar 2014 16:20:07 PDT
Build a Corras styled table!
Build a Corras styled table! - More DIY How To Projects]]> JoshuaGuess Hello all, this tutorial will show you how to build a small, portable worktable! This has lots of purposes, it can be used inside and outside, it's a nice, simple compact design, based on a corras table and it's simplicity means it's straight forward to build and you can store a surprising amount of...
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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 08:34:22 PDT
Instructables Robot Toilet Paper Holder
Instructables Robot Toilet Paper Holder - More DIY How To Projects]]> caitlinsdad Those of you lucky enough to have wood shop in your junior high school may have had to make a set of horsie bookends. A very basic first project that just involves some cuts, glue, maybe nails and a lot of sanding. It was an introduction to how to set up your plane or use some sharp tools without cu...
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Sun, 23 Feb 2014 21:59:20 PST
Easy Toy Sword
Easy Toy Sword - More DIY How To Projects]]> solobo This is a fun, quick, and easy way to make a toy sword for your kid (or for yourself). It's roughly the size and shape of a gladius. I gave one to my toddler for Christmas, and he loves it*. All you need is: A piece of wood about one inch thick (a fence board, for example) A band saw A ...
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Thu, 2 Jan 2014 20:57:07 PST
Plywood Go Getas!
Plywood Go Getas! - More DIY How To Projects]]> az√ľkiBEAN These are Geta slippers. They're different cos they're made of plywood, with replaceable wooden Has (teeth)! Over time, the stilts on the bottom (Ha) wear down. So that you won't have to throw away the whole pair, I've made these to be tough, with replaceable Ha so you can enjoy them indefinitely. T...
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Sun, 29 Dec 2013 08:34:16 PST
3D Wooden Star Hanging Decoration
3D Wooden Star Hanging Decoration - More DIY How To Projects]]> TOC82517 A simple, effective decoration. Perfect for a gift or just for yourself. Suitable for any level of woodworker Materials Safety Equipment-spectacles-glovesCardPair of CompassesProtractorRuleSharp pencil or Fine line penBinder ClipScissors/Craft KnifeWood, I used 5mm PlyDrill Drill bitBand Saw or ...
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Sat, 21 Dec 2013 11:23:17 PST
Easy Homemade Wooden Tea Cup Without A Lath
Easy Homemade Wooden Tea Cup Without A Lath - More DIY How To Projects]]> mulrich125 Hey everyone so here's just a quick instructable about how I made this teacup without using a lathe. All I used was a drill a sand belt and sand paper. Enjoy! Edit: Thanks so much for the feature on my first instructable! Have fun trying it out! :) Getting Your Wood If you look at my finished pro...
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Tue, 5 Nov 2013 17:41:18 PST
Wooden Foot Massager. kludge77 Wooden Foot Massager. This is a skew chisel only project, and a fairly simple one. You could just as easily do this with a spindle gouge if you prefer. This blank is from a leftover piece of stair banister and has a good weight to it. Finished with shellac and smelly sock....
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Mon, 4 Nov 2013 12:03:34 PST
Super simple bandsaw circle jig aledt I wanted to cut some circles on my bandsaw so I needed a jig. I looked at commercially available circle jigs, and lots of designs for diy circle jigs, some really complicated and most involving making a plywood cover for the whole table and various sliding its and bobs fitted to it. My bandsaw is re...
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Sun, 13 Oct 2013 13:40:20 PDT
Coasters Made from a Log: Beautiful but Simple Adeldor A very simple project, these drink coasters take an afternoon to make (plus whatever drying time the chosen finish requires).  They are beautiful, functional and can be made from old tree trimmings. Regardless of the chosen finish, note that the coasters' end grain is very absorbent, so a few coats...
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Wed, 9 Oct 2013 14:52:23 PDT
Under the pot
Under the pot - More DIY How To Projects]]> torx This instructable I was inspired by a recent instructables I've seen on this site a few days ago in this page: Mine is built with recycled materials and easy to find, easy construction, so much so that I made in a few hours of work: this is the typ...
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Mon, 12 Aug 2013 15:23:57 PDT
Make your own little Bee Houses
Make your own little Bee Houses - More DIY How To Projects]]> cart562 So I stopped by my local Ace Hardware on my way home to look at some parts for another project, and as I was leaving, I noticed these little bee home things for $10 made from a small half log, two small boards, and some plant tube things. I had to stop and commit to make a few of these for myself an...
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Sat, 3 Aug 2013 15:50:38 PDT
Simple wood airplane
Simple wood airplane - More DIY How To Projects]]> Tiago Tomaz This is a step by step guide to construct a simple wood airplane this are the materials and tools you will need MATERIALS - 1 Wood stick (for the main body and wheels) - 2 smaller wood stick ( to connect  all parts )  - 3 tongue depressors ( for the wings and flaps ) TOOLS - wood saw - rasps -...
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Sun, 21 Jul 2013 11:21:48 PDT