Instructables: exploring - workshop - box - popular Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:33:13 PDT BLOX v1.01 Laser Cut Pivoting Box
Laser Cut Pivoting Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> Da3da1u5 I needed a small storage container for things like router and drill bits, glue and other small items I use in my workshop. I liked the design of a pivoting box, but the ones that could be bought were way to large, so I decided to make one myself. Fortunately I could use the lasercutter at my local F...
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Thu, 10 Mar 2016 13:04:30 PST
A riveted metal box with lid
A riveted metal box with lid - More DIY How To Projects]]> robertbaruch This is a practice box, so it's not very nice-looking. You can build it to get a feel for working with various sheet metal tools: metal shears, box brakes, pop-rivets, and so on. We're not going to touch upon bend radii or bend allowances, but these are important subjects if you want to get into any...
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Mon, 28 Oct 2013 20:44:32 PDT
Quick and Easy Mitered Box with a Lid - I made it at TechShop
Quick and Easy Mitered Box with a Lid - I made it at TechShop - More DIY How To Projects]]> wisegye This simple technique requires no fasteners and yeilds a box with a perfectly fitted lid.  The mitered corners are quick and easy and the glued assembly requires no fasteners.  Use this technique for making jewelry boxes from pre-veneered MDF or any solid wood from pine to exotic hardwood. It is als...
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Fri, 20 Apr 2012 23:27:06 PDT
Wood box
Wood box - More DIY How To Projects]]> yehong Make a wood box Preparation Select a suitable wood for box, I used walnut wood. Remove the wood for box Use proper tool to remove wood. Make the box cover Use proper tools to make the box cover Clean and make detail Use sand paper to process the box surface.
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Mon, 20 Jul 2015 07:59:33 PDT
wooden beer crate
wooden beer crate - More DIY How To Projects]]> André B I made this beer crate with some whitewood i took from a pallet. The size is 44cm x 26cm x 26cm. hammering The planks are 1,5 cm thick The sizes of the planks are. 4 of 44x11 2 of 41x11 4 of 26x5 4 of 23x11 I used some old rusty nails to hammer it together and drove the nails a bit into the wood....
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Tue, 6 Sep 2011 09:51:31 PDT
Cardboard Box Solar Oven
Cardboard Box Solar Oven - More DIY How To Projects]]> sglider12 Cardboard box solar ovens make a great summer project for the family. Not only are they fun to make, but they are also fun to make food in. You get to use an all natural souce- the sun! Many things can be cooked in them. Hotdogs, English muffins just to name a few. It may take a little longer to co...
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Tue, 8 Jun 2010 18:11:28 PDT
Wooden Lunchbox
Wooden Lunchbox - More DIY How To Projects]]> FlahertyS For the better part of a year, I had been carrying my lunch into work in a plastic grocery bag. This would not do so I started looking into lunch boxes that would fit my style, and being unable to find anything I liked online, I decided to make my own... After all, everything is better when its mad...
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Thu, 24 Mar 2016 23:31:30 PDT
Make a Simple Inrōō/
Make a Simple Inrō - More DIY How To Projects]]> WOmadeOD With just a few simple tools, you can make this Japanese Inrō, ideal for carrying little essentials.I made this one today, and have filmed the process. Once the video is available, I shall include it here, but to be honest it's really straight forward, and you should have no trouble building one fro...
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Sat, 30 Apr 2016 14:47:00 PDT
Flight-case Toolbox and Workstation
Flight-case Toolbox and Workstation - More DIY How To Projects]]> Robb My toolbox is an expression of my making practice. It has developed over the past 5 years as my needs and abilities have changed as a fabricator and artist. Some of the tools are specific to the kind of work I generally do, which is usually a blend of mechanical and electronic. It includes LEDs, a e...
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Wed, 11 May 2016 00:08:53 PDT
Foundation for Queen-size memory foam bed from basic frame
Foundation for Queen-size memory foam bed from basic frame - More DIY How To Projects]]> cydski Perhaps I am a moron, but I searched for hours for a way to avoid using one of those metal folding foundations for my new memory foam mattress... I found things that were similar, that seemed promising but ended up being ads for the folding metal foundations, or were far more work and money than I w...
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Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:05:09 PDT
The easiest way to build a box!
The easiest way to build a box! - More DIY How To Projects]]> retired Ron If you want to make a box that looks like a professional craftsman hand made it, but don't want to spend hours measuring and hand fitting, just follow these instructions and you'll not only impress your friends, you'll even impress yourself!All of us have made boxes of one type or another. We've ha...
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Mon, 4 Apr 2016 14:28:34 PDT
Medieval / Renaissance Box
Medieval / Renaissance Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> leplanhisto hello everybody,On this instructable, im going to explain to you how i made the reprodution of thi box possible. Create plans from the original box Before explaination , let's talk about this box :This box was sold in a auction house in france last year and we found it's image on the web.The comm...
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Sun, 20 Mar 2016 04:41:40 PDT
Life Changing Box
Life Changing Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> Rudc88 Well I've decided to tie the knot and wanted to make it special. I've been looking around for a ring box that was different and not obliviously a ring box. After a few weeks of looking around and not luck I decide to make my own. The start One night while everyone was asleep it snuck into my gara...
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Tue, 15 Mar 2016 15:23:12 PDT
Laser Cut Cryptex - Puzzle Box
Laser Cut Cryptex - Puzzle Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> Da3da1u5 This project has been made on a laser cutter that I used at FabLab Innovation ( since seeing the movie - the Da Vinci Code - I have been fascinated with the cryptex, a small scale combination vault, that can only be unlocked by entering the right word on the scro...
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Wed, 9 Mar 2016 17:32:47 PST
Homemade Cardboard Magazine Box
Homemade Cardboard Magazine Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> ausable I'm basically tired of spending $2-5 for a magazine box. So its time to make my own. This was one of those projects a long time coming. So I finally said "Hell, I can make one of these. It's only a folded piece of cardboard". So lets rock n' roll. Materials and tools You'll need the following ma...
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Fri, 15 Feb 2008 12:53:37 PST
Make a Note Box with a Japanese Lock
Make a Note Box with a Japanese Lock - More DIY How To Projects]]> jessemckee The pictured boxes were a present for a good friend's wedding. He asked for a couple boxes to sit on the guest sign in table, one to hold a bottle of wine and the other would hold notes from friends and family attending the wedding. The plan is for them to open both boxes on their one year anniversa...
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Wed, 24 Feb 2016 17:05:35 PST
Trick Opening Box
Trick Opening Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> Fathomlis This is a box. A box which is quite tricky to open. It's called (as you've seen already) a trick opening box or a puzzle box. I first saw this design in Tim Rowett's (Grand Illusions on Youtube) video on trick boxes. It fascinated me. And it looked like the easiest to make of all the boxes he had sh...
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Mon, 29 Feb 2016 21:17:21 PST
Homemade Shot/Grit Blasting Cabinet
Homemade Shot/Grit Blasting Cabinet - More DIY How To Projects]]> kington99 A cabinet for shotblasting small to medium sized components without the mess of open blasting, built entirely from stuff I had around the house and workshop. Introduction I recently bought a small compressor with tools for my father's car workshop. I also got a shotblasting gun that that uses the...
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Tue, 19 Aug 2008 07:48:53 PDT
Make an LED Light Box
Make an LED Light Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> Get Hands Dirty You should know that a light box that can be used for a bunch of creative stuff, so let's get started!The video helps to understand the whole process. :) Make the box // Cutting all pieces to size We start by cutting the wood to the desired size you want the box to be. This box has 60 x 40 x 8 cm...
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Thu, 4 Feb 2016 18:44:14 PST
How to Make a Sliding Tray Box With Hidden Compartment
How to Make a Sliding Tray Box With Hidden Compartment - More DIY How To Projects]]> Drunken Woodworker This box has mitered corner joinery that can easily be made on the tablesaw and reinforced with splines. The inside has a top sliding tray that moves to reveal a lower tray. When all the trays are lifted out, a secret hidden compartment is revealed to hide your valuables. All these trays are lined w...
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Tue, 26 Jan 2016 06:01:00 PST
How to Build a Portable Toolbox for Travel
How to Build a Portable Toolbox for Travel - More DIY How To Projects]]> darbinorvar This box is made out of maple with walnut splines and it has a walnut tray insert. Originally I designed it for art supplies, but as I started to work on it, I thought it would be just perfect as a travel box for hand tools. That's not to say however that it wouldn't be a great box to hold any suppl...
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Tue, 26 Jan 2016 10:54:55 PST
Secret Compartment Box II
Secret Compartment Box II - More DIY How To Projects]]> dpmakestuff I wanted to see if it was possible to build a box like this, with all its tight clearances, using mostly 2x4 material.I'm happy to say, while difficult, it can be done. The outside of the box are made from run of the mill 2x4's, the bottom/false bottom are 1/4" baltic birch plywood, the compartment ...
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Sat, 16 Jan 2016 10:32:30 PST
Bed in a Box
Bed in a Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> ineverfinishanyth Inspired by Rob MacPherson's medieval-style collapsible bed (see here), I decided to take a simplified approach towards a twin-sized version for a Christmas gift. This design lacks all the bells and whistles of MacPherson's design, and was made to simply slide under another bed for storage between u...
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Mon, 18 Jan 2016 20:04:23 PST
Easy Cardboard Shelves
Easy Cardboard Shelves - More DIY How To Projects]]> live_corrugated The project should be very quick to cut and assemble with scrap cardboard if you do the folds properly and also if you get the order of operations right.  The first time I made this, the flimsy cardboard parts got kind of wily during assembly.  The trick is to tape each corner of the tray shelves an...
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Wed, 2 Feb 2011 08:04:47 PST
Plyo Box Build
Plyo Box Build - More DIY How To Projects]]> tonybaroni Crossfit became my main exercise/fitness regimen this year 2011.  Check it out here: I setup a home gym in my garage so I can workout whenever its convenient. Cross fitters use plyo boxes, they are expensive to purchase so I made my own.  I found this great website with the...
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Sun, 18 Dec 2011 17:14:19 PST
How To Make Segmented Boxes on the Band Saw
How To Make Segmented Boxes on the Band Saw - More DIY How To Projects]]> darbinorvar I wanted to try something new and decided to make some segmented boxes, but not on the lathe, no on the band saw. It's a simple technique, and you get a lot of boxes out of your material. These boxes were pretty simple to make, and came out absolutely gorgeous! Let's go over how I made them! Milli...
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Wed, 28 Oct 2015 09:23:50 PDT
Designing for Sheet Metal
Designing for Sheet Metal - More DIY How To Projects]]> Nate Cougill What works on paper, doesn't always work in the physical world as planned, for a variety of reasons. What follows here are some of the various lessons I have learned while laying out sheet metal projects. Hopefully you can benefit from this guide and save yourself the time I spent learning things t...
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Thu, 24 Feb 2011 15:23:12 PST
How to make a humidor under $5
How to make a humidor under $5 - More DIY How To Projects]]> Ragnarocker WELCOME! This is a step by step guide to help you make a humidor cigar box. Since you are looking for an instructional guide on making humidors, I'm taking no responsibility if you begin smoking. This guide is for people who are of legal smoking age in their respective province/state. Now that that...
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Sat, 25 Jun 2011 18:39:49 PDT
Sliding ring box
Sliding ring box - More DIY How To Projects]]> petachock My last ring box I made I posted on Instructables and I got a lot of views and likes (ring box), also someone saw the wooden hinge I'd used and decided to put it on an engagement ring box he was making so when I decided to make another one I thought I'd put it on here too and hopefully it too could ...
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Fri, 4 Sep 2015 09:10:32 PDT
"Broken" Bandsaw Box
"Broken" Bandsaw Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> isaylor In this instructable I will show you how to make a bandsaw box. A bandsaw box is an ornate jewelry or trinket box made mostly on a bandsaw. They are fun to make and don't take many materials.Tools Needed:Bandsaw (with a rip fence)Belt Sander Drill press with a drum sander Materials Needed:woodFelt ...
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Fri, 21 Aug 2015 12:28:59 PDT
How to Build a Simple Sub Box
How to Build a Simple Sub Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> jondneumann Building a box for your subwoofer is one of the best ways to put your peronal touch on a car's audio system. Whether it's a basic cubic box or a precisely designed kerfed / ported box, making sure your sub gets the appropriate enclousure for your needs can make a world of difference. This step by s...
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Tue, 17 Apr 2012 16:31:34 PDT
DIY Jockey Box! (Beer tap/cooler)
DIY Jockey Box! (Beer tap/cooler) - More DIY How To Projects]]> kc7eph A Jockey Box is a simple way to drop the temperature of keg beer down to a more palatable temperature, ideally 38°F. I'll show you a fairly simple way to put one together out of easy to use plumbing parts. Assemble parts and yer tools! First off, gather up all the materials and tools you'll be ...
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Wed, 23 Jul 2008 20:01:20 PDT
Make Your Own Custom Coin
Make Your Own Custom Coin - More DIY How To Projects]]> Switch and Lever Link for the video in case it doesn't show up: you ever wondered if you would look good on a coin? This is your chance to find out!In the past making your own coin was an ordeal and a half, having to carve out a die and strike malleable metal under seve...
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Mon, 3 Aug 2015 01:01:33 PDT
How To Make Apple Boxes
How To Make Apple Boxes - More DIY How To Projects]]> nick ferry Apple boxes get tons of use in all sorts of fields relating to camera work. These are great for having talent sit on, stand on, setting props on or secure lighting fixtures or tri-pods. They also work really well around the home workshop for a place to sit or as a nice little step stool! My photo...
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Sun, 21 Jun 2015 22:41:38 PDT
Log card box
Log card box - More DIY How To Projects]]> mikeasaurus Collect all the cards for your birthday, wedding, or other event in a rustic card box that's made from an old section of log. This card box is made from real wood, and is sure to capture the imagination of your guests. The log section was trimmed up and hollowed on a bandsaw. A swivel lid allows acc...
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Thu, 18 Jun 2015 12:41:18 PDT
Free Pallet Raised Bed Garden
Free Pallet Raised Bed Garden - More DIY How To Projects]]> sslfamilydad Raised bed gardening can help you manage a small garden by saving you time and money. In this instructable I will show you how to build a couple of free raised bed boxes using pallet wood. Pallets are an excellent source of free materials to build just about anything. Normally they are already heat ...
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Mon, 8 Jun 2015 09:14:03 PDT
Watchmaker toolbox
Watchmaker toolbox - More DIY How To Projects]]> JérémyF1 So I am a watchmaker and I have a lot of tools. But as it is not my full time occupation anymore, I only need a few of them and decided to make this box to carry them around.As I'm a swiss watchmaker, I'm not a native English speaker, so please excuse my mistakes :-) Tools and material You will n...
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Wed, 20 May 2015 09:26:13 PDT
Small Van Modifications
Small Van Modifications - More DIY How To Projects]]> Bill Rose Ok so I have a small van. A Citreon Berlingo its a common size of van and has a lot of space inside. However a lot of that space is wasted. Its just a lot of air being driven around and the loading area is limited. But if you build a parcel / crate shelf then the van becomes much more user friendly....
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Fri, 15 May 2015 04:25:04 PDT
EASY STORAGE BOXES - More DIY How To Projects]]> DIY_DAVE I made these crate style storage boxes for our sons nursery room. My wife was not happy with the cheap ones we had so I made these instead and she painted them the same colours to match the rest of the room. They are real easy to make and look great. A nice easy DIY craft project. What you will n...

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Wed, 15 Apr 2015 05:56:38 PDT
Bat-Box from a Reclaimed Pallet
Bat-Box from a Reclaimed Pallet - More DIY How To Projects]]> Renard_Bleu Nana-nana-nana-nana Bat Box! This project provides a much needed home for the commonly misunderstood and under-appreciated flying mammals. Why would I want to harbor these flying rodents on or near my property? Bats are very efficient hunters; most consume up to 50% of their body weight in insect...
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Sun, 5 Apr 2015 16:09:18 PDT
Custom Project Enclosure
Custom Project Enclosure - More DIY How To Projects]]> DIY Hacks and How Tos So you have just finished building an awesome electronics project. Now you need to find a housing for it. You could just stick it in a plain plastic box. But project enclosures that you buy from a store are expensive and are rarely the right size. So why not build your own custom project enclosure. ...
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Thu, 12 Mar 2015 04:37:09 PDT
CNC Hammer Joint Box
CNC Hammer Joint Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> mydarndest I am building some skills with my Shapeoko 2 and decided to cut a box that uses joinery and assembles without glue. Using a joinery technique called “Hammer Tenon”, I did some studies to translate it for CNC and did test cuts to make sure I had my file match the tolerance of the machine. Then, I d...
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Mon, 9 Mar 2015 12:24:27 PDT
Super Simple, Single Blade Box (Finger) Joint Jig
Super Simple, Single Blade Box (Finger) Joint Jig - More DIY How To Projects]]> TheWoodfather I really wanted to create box joints on my table saw but I don't have the cash right now for a a Dado stack. (They are hard to come by in Australia) so I decided to make an accurate Single Blade Jig for my Table Saw. The results are great, perfect fitting box joints straight off of the tablesaw. I t...
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Tue, 3 Mar 2015 05:20:16 PST
Portable Welding Table / Kit
Portable Welding Table / Kit - More DIY How To Projects]]> BoilingLeadBath A different approach to the "welding table" problem.As I see it, one of the primary advantages of the little (~100 A) arc welders is their portability, due to small footprint and 120 V input. However, the standard welding table is rather ungainly, heavy, and has no (or inadequate) storage capability...
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Mon, 9 Feb 2015 11:40:12 PST
Mid Century Coffee Table
Mid Century Coffee Table - More DIY How To Projects]]> jessemckee First, this design isn't necessarily my own. It's a common mid century design that I added some of my favorite details to. Mainly the box joinery. Sorry about the images being smaller, I only took these with my iPhone and updated my progress on Instagram a while back. My Instagram is @jessemckee if ...
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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 07:17:04 PST
Ring box with wooden hinge
Ring box with wooden hinge - More DIY How To Projects]]> petachock I really like making wooden boxes and always use wooden hinges, I think they look so much better than any hinge you can buy. Plus they cost so much less (in money terms that is, not time!). As a lot of people who do woodwork I often have loads of offcuts that a generally too small to do anything wit...
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Fri, 16 Jan 2015 14:23:20 PST
Secret Compartment Box with Silver Inlay
Secret Compartment Box with Silver Inlay - More DIY How To Projects]]> rybitski This box was constructed as a gift from cherry and walnut. The cherry was cut, dried, sawed, and planed in my hometown in Virginia then moved out west with me. The walnut was purchased locally in California. The only fasteners used in the construction of the box are the screws attaching the hinge, e...
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Wed, 14 Jan 2015 17:12:01 PST
Wooden Apple iPad Protective Box
Wooden Apple iPad Protective Box - More DIY How To Projects]]> AverageJoesJoinery I made this wooden box/case to enable me to take my iPad with me when I go into hospital. It will offer a lot of protection if I did drop it because the iPad is secured with padded foam inside the wooden box. Just because it was designed to offer protection doesnt mean it shouldnt look nice, so I in...
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Sun, 11 Jan 2015 08:41:04 PST
Storage Shelf
Storage Shelf - More DIY How To Projects]]> tlp801 I found some parts for a metal storage shelf at a local surplus warehouse and figured this would be a perfect project. I've seen similar shelving sold at Costco for around $150 - 200. But this costed much less!! Cost: Metal Shelf $20Plywood $10 x 2Total: $40Time to Complete ...
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Thu, 8 Jan 2015 09:54:55 PST
Hardwood watch box
Hardwood watch box - More DIY How To Projects]]> plkap74 I made this wooden box as a present for my brother over the holidays. The box is made of two pieces of Padauk hardwood (love the red color). Box pieces of wood have had pockets CNC milled into them to fit a 2 watches, and the top of the box has been CNC milled with a v-shaped bit to make his initial...
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