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<?xml version="1.0"?>
<api>
  <query-continue>
    <alllinks galcontinue="Building_a_stack|188" />
  </query-continue>
  <query>
    <pages>
      <page pageid="13" ns="0" title="Joining the halves of a core blank" />
      <page pageid="25" ns="0" title="Equipment Overview" />
      <page pageid="74" ns="0" title="Construction Overview" />
      <page pageid="75" ns="0" title="Materials Overview" />
      <page pageid="185" ns="0" title="Core blank overview" />
      <page pageid="186" ns="0" title="Wood selection, drying, and prep" />
      <page pageid="286" ns="0" title="Edge Benders" />
    </pages>
  </query>
</api>