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(770) 587-3372
Fax:
(770) 587-9068
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atlanta-retail@woodcraft.com

8560 Holcomb Bridge Rd., Suite 115
Alpharetta, GA 30022

Hours of Operation

sunday 9 AM - 5 PM
monday 9 AM - 7 PM
tuesday 9 AM - 7 PM
wednesday 9 AM - 7 PM
thursday 9 AM - 9 PM
friday 9 AM - 7 PM
saturday 9 AM - 6 PM

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Marquetry in Depth: A Three-session course

Part 1: Thursday, July 13, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Thursday, July 20, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Thursday, July 27, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Jane Burke
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-8
Tools Required: Tools will be available for sale on Day 1 for work at home. Tool purchase is not required, but recommended.
Description: This 3-session class is your chance to learn more than just the basics about marquetry and inlay. If you have already tried your hand at marquetry, or if you have not but you are serious about getting into it, this is the class for you. The basics will be covered but then we jump into "the next step". If you have a project you would like to work on bring your patterns and any wooden items which need adorning with marquetry. This is your chance to have your instructor at your side while learning how to create marquetry for that specific project or simply for future projects in general. Marquetry panels will be started in class but work at home will be required to get more done. If you do not have your own, specific project, you will complete at least 2 panels which will be provided.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $190.00
Tuition Notes: Equipment Supplied & Available For Purchase After Class. Bring your reading glasses.

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Introduction to Turning I, Spindles

Saturday, July 29, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Frank Bowers
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-8
Tools Required: Safety glasses, breathing protection, pencils
Description: Have you ever wanted to try wood turning? Join us in this class and learn how to turn spindles. You will complete an attractive bud vase in either walnut or cherry. Also learn about the wood lathe, how to use basic tools and properties of wood for making different objects. Use the skills from this class to move on to other more advanced turning classes.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $95.00
Tuition Notes: Materials included

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Introduction to Turning II, Bowls

Sunday, July 30, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Frank Bowers
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-8
Tools Required: Safety glasses, breathing protection, light weight leather gloves, pencils
Description: Have you ever wanted to try wood turning? Join us in this class and learn how to turn a bowl. You will complete an attractive bowl of your own design about six inches in diameter and 2 inches deep. Also learn about the wood lathe, how to use basic tools and properties of wood for making different objects. Use the skills from this class to move on to other more advanced turning classes.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $95.00
Tuition Notes: Materials included

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Sharpening Chisels and Plane Irons

Thursday, August 3, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Woodcraft Instructor
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Plane iron and/or chisel plus sharpening method you are currently using.
Description: Sharpening is a critical aspect of woodworking. In this class, students will be presented with an overview, a detailed process and a demonstration on how to sharpen plane irons and chisels. Sharpening supplies, tools, and helpful jigs will be discussed as well as several alternate sharpening approaches/methods. Students will practice sharpening their personal plane irons and chisels with help from the instructor.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $95.00
Tuition Notes:

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Relief Carving - a Celtic Knot

Part 1: Saturday, August 5, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 2: Sunday, August 6, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Christina White
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-8
Tools Required: Woodcarving tools, mallet, safety glove (absolute requirement) and sharpening equipment. A link to a list of specific items is listed in the description below. A limited number of tools will be available for rent on a first to register basis.
Description: 2-day class. Students will carve a Celtic knot, beautiful by itself, but also a useful decorative application to other wood projects. Carvings can be applied to cabinet fronts, boxes, hang simply on the wall, or be incorporated into furniture. It is a wonderful beginner's project for relief carving, but the steps we follow will be useful in learning more advanced carving techniques in the future. Students will be provided with a choice of beginner's patterns and basswood blanks. Everyone will learn proper use of carving tools, safety, tool maintenance, sharpening and stropping techniques. A limited number of tools will be available for rent on a first to register basis.

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Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $155.00
Tuition Notes: Materials included

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Hand Plane Basics

Thursday, August 10, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Woodcraft Instructor
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-8
Tools Required: Safety glasses
Description: Learn important skills about preparing, using and maintaining your hand planes. Topics include plane and blade types, setting up and adjusting your plane, sharpening, caring for your plane and techniques of use. Students receive a discount of 20% on the purchase of one (1) new, Wood River hand plane.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $95.00
Tuition Notes:

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Boxes On The Bandsaw

Saturday, August 12, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Terry Nielsen
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 2-4
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Dust Mask, 4 - 6" "F" Style clamps that open 4". Optional: 2 - 6" Hand screw clamps
Description: Terry demonstrates the fundamentals of tuning a bandsaw for optimal performance and how to select a blade to use for different cuts. You will learn how to design, cut, sand and assemble a unique box on the bandsaw. Take home a project that will amaze your friends and family.
Prerequisite: Bandsaw Experience Required
Tuition: $125.00
Tuition Notes: All Materials Included

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Pen Turning

Sunday, August 13, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Frank Bowers
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-8
Tools Required: Safety glasses, dust mask, pencils.
Description: Improve your turning skills making two pens with wood blanks. Also learn sanding and finishing fundamentals. Use your creative talents to fashion a pen that you will be proud to show to all of your friends and say, "I made this". Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $95.00
Tuition Notes: All Materials Included

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Create a Finish Worthy of Your Project

Part 1: Thursday, August 17, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Thursday, August 24, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Woodcraft Instructor
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 4-8
Tools Required: Safety glasses, breathing protection if needed, Notepad
Description: Love to build, but hate to finish projects? Discover how to apply a finish with confidence. Part lecture, part hands-on experience, the student will learn about wood preparation, staining, coloring, sealers, and top coats. Application techniques will include brushing and rubbing. Student will practice techniques on practice boards supplied. Each step is done on successive sections, giving you a record of the process.
Prerequisite:
Tuition: $150.00
Tuition Notes: All Materials Included

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Intro to Woodworking I

Part 1: Saturday, August 19, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, August 20, 9 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Full
Instructor: Terry Nielsen
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required: Safety glasses, hearing protection, dust mask, tape measure, combination square, and pencil.
Description: With Intro to Woodworking I, the student will learn the basic aspects, safety measures and uses of power tools and furniture assembly procedures. You will complete a small wall hanging cabinet. You will gain hands-on experience with basic joinery' how to "4 square" a board as well as hardware installation by the end of the last session.

For a complete List of Tools Required for this class, please Click Here

Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $295.00
Tuition Notes: All materials included

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Introduction to Turning I, Spindles

Saturday, September 2, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Frank Bowers
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-8
Tools Required: Safety glasses, breathing protection, pencils
Description: Have you ever wanted to try wood turning? Join us in this class and learn how to turn spindles. You will complete an attractive bud vase in either walnut or cherry. Also learn about the wood lathe, how to use basic tools and properties of wood for making different objects. Use the skills from this class to move on to other more advanced turning classes.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $95.00
Tuition Notes: Materials included

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Introduction to Turning II, Bowls

Sunday, September 3, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Frank Bowers
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-8
Tools Required: Safety glasses, breathing protection, light weight leather gloves, pencils
Description: Have you ever wanted to try wood turning? Join us in this class and learn how to turn a bowl. You will complete an attractive bowl of your own design about six inches in diameter and 2 inches deep. Also learn about the wood lathe, how to use basic tools and properties of wood for making different objects. Use the skills from this class to move on to other more advanced turning classes.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $95.00
Tuition Notes: Materials included

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Using Back Saws

Thursday, September 7, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: David Jervis
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 2-8
Tools Required: Pencil, Sqaure, Marking knife, a working Back Saw
Description:
In this class, you’ll learn all about the different kinds of Western backsaws. Then you’ll learn to use a backsaw to track a line. With a series of specific exercises, you will learn to make the three different classes of saw cuts: rough cutting for dimensioning stock, standard cutting for final sizing of casework pieces and fine cutting for precision joinery.
You’ll learn the proper stance, grip and body motions for accurate saw cuts and receive the instant feedback and corrections from an instructor that will make you develop your skills quickly.
While some backsaws will be available for use, it is recommended that the student bring their own.

Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $50.00
Tuition Notes:

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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How to Carve a Wood Spirit

Part 1: Saturday, September 9, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 2: Sunday, September 10, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Christina White
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-8
Tools Required: For a Complete List of Tools, click the Link in the Description below. Limited tools are available for rental on a first to register basis.
Description: Come join us for a fun filled and rewarding carving project. This 2-day class will include attention to carving successful eyes and hair in the completion of your project. A materials cost of $10.00 will give you a choice of either a walking staff or a half log segment. This materials cost is included in the tuition fee. A limited number of tools will be available for rent on a first to register basis.

For a complete List of Tools, Please Click Here

Prerequisite:
Tuition: $155.00
Tuition Notes: Materials included

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Make a Shooting Board

Thursday, September 14, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: David Jervis
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Pencil, Notepad, Tape measure, Hand Plane
Description: Although it may seem like a luxury item, once you add a shooting board to your workshop you'll wonder how you managed without one. In this class, the student will finish a basic shooting board in a right or left hand configuration. This includes getting the fence 'square'. Then you will get to practice the techniques necessary to achieve optimal results. This class will include a lecture about shooting board basics and various add-ons or upgrades.
Though not necessary, it is recommended that the student bring the plane they plan to use with the completed shooting board.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $85.00
Tuition Notes: Materials Included

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Pen Turning

Sunday, September 17, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Frank Bowers
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-8
Tools Required: Safety glasses, dust mask, pencils.
Description: Improve your turning skills making two pens with wood blanks. Also learn sanding and finishing fundamentals. Use your creative talents to fashion a pen that you will be proud to show to all of your friends and say, "I made this". Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $95.00
Tuition Notes: All Materials Included

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Using the Basic Chisel

Thursday, September 21, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: David Jervis
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 2-8
Tools Required: Marking knife, Marking gauge, square, pencil, Notepad, Hand Chisels in ready to use form
Description:
Not just for chopping dovetails, the chisel is a simple tool, but is essential in any shop. Using one effectively depends on proper techniques, maintaining sharp, and understanding wood grain.
Part Lecture, Part Hands on, we will go over different types of chisels and their uses. The student will get a chance to start practicing the various techniques discussed. Blade angle will be discussed as well as using a leather strop for honing.

Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $50.00
Tuition Notes:

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Intro to Cabinet Making

Part 1: Saturday, September 23, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Part 2: Sunday, September 24, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Terry Nielsen
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required: Safety glasses, hearing protection, dust mask, tape measure, combination square, and pencil.
Description: With Intro to Cabinet Making, the student will learn the basic rules and standards of the modern day cabinet making industry. Learn the basic aspects of the KREG pocket hole jigs and joinery system. You will also learn about the other tools and machines necessary to complete a proper base cabinet. You will get hands-on experience with how to properly "4 square" a board. You will leave class with a small base cabinet with a drawer and door. All materials are furnished for this class.

For a complete List of Tools Required for this class, please Click Here

Prerequisite:
Tuition: $270.00
Tuition Notes:

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Turn a Pizza Cutter or an Ice Cream Scoop Handle

Thursday, September 28, 6 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Frank Bowers
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 2-8
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Dust Mask
Description:
A good Pizza Cutter or an Ice Cream Scoop is a joy to use. They also make great gifts and can be turned in a small amount of time. In this class, we will turn the Handle for a stainless steel Pizza Cutter or Ice cream Scoop. Techniques are similar for both. This is a great project for beginning and intermediate Woodturners.
All materials for one project will be provided as well as the necessary turning tools. Students will have the option of purchasing additional supplies using their class discount.
Prerequisite: none
Tuition: $60.00
Tuition Notes: Materials included to complete One Pizza Cutter OR Ice Cream Scoop

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Build a Two Drawer Tool Tote

Part 1: Friday, September 29, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Saturday, September 30, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 3: Sunday, October 1, 9 AM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Full
Instructor: Terry Nielsen
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection, Dust Mask, Further Tools listed in the Description
Description:
Build a Tool Tote inspired by one built by Scott Phillips of The American Woodshop. Over the course of 2 1/2 days, the student should be able to complete a tool tote with two drawers. A combination of techniques will be used, including the use of a box joint jig.

This class is for the woodworker who already has a number of projects under their belt. The student should be able to joint, plane, and dimension their own lumber. Familiarity with a router, both hand-held and table based.

Tools required:
Besides safety gear, the student will need a combination square, tape measure, pencil, notepad.

Prerequisite: Fundamentals I or Demonstrate a basic knowledge of Woodworking to the Instructor
Tuition: $345.00
Tuition Notes: Materials Included

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Build a Two Drawer Tool Tote

Part 1: Friday, September 29, 6 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Saturday, September 30, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 3: Sunday, October 1, 9 AM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Full
Instructor: Terry Nielsen
Skill Level: Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Hearing Protection, Dust Mask, Further Tools listed in the Description
Description:
Build a Tool Tote inspired by one built by Scott Phillips of The American Woodshop. Over the course of 2 1/2 days, the student should be able to complete a tool tote with two drawers. A combination of techniques will be used, including the use of a box joint jig.

This class is for the woodworker who already has a number of projects under their belt. The student should be able to joint, plane, and dimension their own lumber. Familiarity with a router, both hand-held and table based.

Tools required:
Besides safety gear, the student will need a combination square, tape measure, pencil, notepad.

Prerequisite: Fundamentals I or Demonstrate a basic knowledge of Woodworking to the Instructor
Tuition: $345.00
Tuition Notes: Materials Included

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Intro to Handtools

Part 1: Thursday, October 5, 5 PM - 9 PM
Part 2: Thursday, October 12, 5 PM - 9 PM
Part 3: Thursday, October 19, 5 PM - 9 PM
Part 4: Thursday, October 26, 5 PM - 9 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Woodcraft Instructor
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: See list in Description
Description: This introductory class will teach the student how to build with hand tools instead of using Power tools. The Student will learn how to accurately dimension lumber, Cut joints, and fine tune final assembly. The student will accomplish this by building a small piece.

Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $295.00
Tuition Notes: Materials included

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Build a Simple Workbench

Part 1: Saturday, October 7, 9:30 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, October 8, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Full
Instructor: Terry Nielsen
Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
Class Size: 2-6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses, Dust Mask, Tape Measure, Combination Square,Pencil, Notepad
Description: This is the bench that has been featured at the front of our store for the past 5 months. The goal is for the student to complete this basic bench (24" x60") within the weekend with the exception of the final finish and vise install. Vise install will be demonstrated. (Vise is customer supplied) This is done by using a pre-made laminated top. The Student will construct the base with 4x4 legs and 2x6 stretchers. This will be done using half-lap joinery with nuts and bolts so the unit can be taken apart for transport.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $590.00
Tuition Notes: All Materials included

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Introduction to Turning I, Spindles

Saturday, October 14, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Frank Bowers
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-8
Tools Required: Safety glasses, breathing protection, pencils
Description: Have you ever wanted to try wood turning? Join us in this class and learn how to turn spindles. You will complete an attractive bud vase in either walnut or cherry. Also learn about the wood lathe, how to use basic tools and properties of wood for making different objects. Use the skills from this class to move on to other more advanced turning classes.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $95.00
Tuition Notes: Materials included

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Introduction to Turning II, Bowls

Sunday, October 15, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Class Status: Open
Instructor: Frank Bowers
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 2-8
Tools Required: Safety glasses, breathing protection, light weight leather gloves, pencils
Description: Have you ever wanted to try wood turning? Join us in this class and learn how to turn a bowl. You will complete an attractive bowl of your own design about six inches in diameter and 2 inches deep. Also learn about the wood lathe, how to use basic tools and properties of wood for making different objects. Use the skills from this class to move on to other more advanced turning classes.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $95.00
Tuition Notes: Materials included

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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Intro to Woodworking I

Part 1: Saturday, October 21, 9 AM - 5 PM
Part 2: Sunday, October 22, 9 AM - 5 PM

Class Status: Full
Instructor: Terry Nielsen
Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Class Size: 0-6
Tools Required: Safety Glasses. Other tools required will be discussed during the first class.
Description: With Intro to Woodworking I, the student will learn the basic aspects, safety measures and uses of power tools and furniture assembly procedures. You will complete a small wall hanging cabinet. You will gain hands-on experience with basic joinery' how to "4 square" a board as well as hardware installation by the end of the last session.
Prerequisite: None
Tuition: $295.00
Tuition Notes: All materials included

Please Note: Fees are nonrefundable within one week of the scheduled seminar.

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