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« on: June 26, 2008 06:52:14 AM »

This was a gift for my brother, and it started out really cool, but didn't really work out. This was the first time I tried any kind of book/journalmaking, and I think I have a lot of room for improvement! My brother is a music major, so I thought a record would be appropriate.

I thought this idea up on my own, and spent a lot of time thinking about how to make it work so that the record would open into a journal, but would look like a record when closed. There's a small piece of wood I painted black in between the records. I sawed off part of the top record and drilled holes and used hinges to hold it all together. Here it is open:

I think it's really cool, but it doesn't work, because there's nowhere for the paper to go when the record is open, since it doesn't lie flat with the piece of wood there. The paper came unglued from the back cover really quickly. If you have any ideas how to make it work next time, I would LOVE to hear them!
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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2008 07:04:05 AM »


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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2008 07:04:59 AM »

VERY neat idea! what artist is the record(s)? Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2008 07:15:07 AM »

That's very cool.  Very inventive. Smiley

Perhaps next time you could sandwich the edge of the paper between the two records under the screws and screw it all the way through. 

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« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2008 07:36:24 AM »

oooh...clever! This is so inventive, your brother is very lucky.
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« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2008 07:44:41 AM »

I think it would be neat if you screwed some rings to the block of wood and made it into a 3-ring binder.  Then you could change out the notebook and still have an awesome record cover.
That might not be the look you were going for though.   Undecided

Either way, I think this is made of awesome and I want to try something similar.

« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2008 10:35:07 AM »

First off, what a cool idea! Love the hinges!!
Maybe instead of the piece of wood, you just use the thickness of your paper as the spine. You know, somehow bind the pages together first, and then adhere them to the record pieces?

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« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2008 08:55:14 PM »

thats amazing.
My suggestion would be the three ring binder thing.
But that was already suggested.
Great idea.
(Im going shopping next week..cant wait to pick up some records and give this a try..)

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« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2008 08:25:53 PM »

I love this! I was actually trying to figure out how to do the same thing, except I tried to melt the record a little so I could cut through it and cut squares out of the record for the cover/back cover (so it wouldn't be round, but you could use the record as a cover). It didn't work out haha, but I like yours a lot. Smiley

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« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2008 08:07:47 PM »

It's really hard to try to put a spine that's not on the edge.

what i would do is cut both records in the same way.  in this way, your paper will make the spine, and it will have a place to sit.

both covers will open, and the pages will spread. 

drive the screws from the hinges through the paper.  if you look at books, you will see that both covers move. that's what makes the pages move, too.




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