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« on: January 15, 2004 12:10:15 AM »

I sort of re made a sketchbook today. I bought this kraft paper sketchbook from my college bookstore for 80 cents.

Then I ripped off the flimsy cover and took out the string keeping it together. Then I cut four pieces of cardboard for the sides. I glued two peices together to reinforce it. Then using the book binding instructions here http://www.sff.net/people/Brook.West/bind/bindit.html I bound the book together using dental floss with the new covers. Then I applied black duct tape to the spine and decorated the covers. Here's the rest of the pictures. Oh, and the images were from an old first aid book I bought at a thrift shop, the inside cover has one of those old library checkout cards in the front, and there is an envelope glued to the back page (I tend to cut things out of magazines lots).



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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2004 05:22:25 AM »

I love your sketchbook! Those graphics are hilarious and I really like the pocket inside and the library card front.

Thanks for the link too.
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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2004 06:56:32 PM »

cool.

man, I wish they sold 80 cent sketch books at my college book store...
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« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2004 03:39:30 AM »

Well my school it's pretty much an art school and they buy up stuff in massive gigantic enormous quatities. So cheap things for me! yay!
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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2004 04:23:41 PM »

all I have to say is....I WANT IT!
Good job!
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« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2004 07:19:10 PM »

hehehe thanks!!
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« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2004 06:50:13 AM »

Just a question? i want to make a a sketchbook too.. And i'm going to use cardboard and then glue decorative paper on the front.. I;m really excited to find a book binding techniqe, that i think i can manage and that i have the supplies for. But how well does it hold up?

Edited.. I made it. hehe what do you think? yes i know the back cover is upside down.. i did it that way on purpose.


i used cardboard, a krispy kreme lid, and dental floss.. and computer paper.

oh yea and i just had to put my awesome operation pen in the picture too!!
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« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2004 11:10:50 AM »

thats awesome.  Thanks for the bookbinding site.  I wanted to make a sketchbook... i just have to find the paper now =P  What college do you go to?
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« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2004 02:05:39 PM »

thats awesome.  Thanks for the bookbinding site.  I wanted to make a sketchbook... i just have to find the paper now =P  What college do you go to?

Yeah, I forget where I found that site originally, but it's come in handy more than once. And I go to Sheridan College in Ontario, Canada. I'm taking Illustration. It's fun!

Oh and cherriesrockmysox, the book looks awesome! The Krispy Kreme box looks super cute as a cover. And as for the bookbinding technique, it's held up great for me so far so I've nothing to complaing about. Hopefully it goes the same for you!
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« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2004 02:30:04 PM »

Aww thanks! I thought it was fun and and i'm super crazy about polka dots too!
Mine is a little stiff.. But thats good because it will just last longer! kudos to you for finding such a great site!
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