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PDF (PocketMod_Ruled Lines.pdf) download link:
https://www.instructables.com/files/orig/FZY/USDK/FT17VV70/FZYUSDKFT17VV70.pdf

Optionally: You can download a different PDF (PocketMod_Ruled Lines 2X for Small Hand Writing.pdf) with twice as many ruled lines on it as on regular notebook paper (in case you have really small handwriting):
https://www.instructables.com/files/orig/FO6/V4F2/FT7PQLEO/FO6V4F2FT7PQLEO.pdf

What makes this PocketMod unique is that it is 16 pages (not 8), that it will be ruled (have horizontal lines to write on, like you see on notebook paper) and that it is easier to fold and cut.

I made this PocketMod because It is great for recording insights you get from meditating on Scripture, for recording prayer requests in (and praying over when you have a spare moment), for Scripture memory (write the verse or verses in the book and look at them when you have a spare moment) and for general reminders. If you have never considered meditating on Scripture or memorizing Scripture, I would point you to Donald S. Whitney's Book "Spiritual Disciplines For The Christian Life" found here:
http://biblicalspirituality.org/books.html

Step 1: What You Need

All you need is:
-The PDF with Ruled Lines on it (which you can download via the link in this tutorial)
-8.5 x 11 piece of computer paper
-stapler
-scissors
-computer with printer

Step 2: Download & Print PDF

The easiest way to learn how to do this is to WATCH the VIDEO on the INTRO STEP, but here are the steps broken down step by step.

1. Download the PDF (PocketMod_Ruled Lines.pdf) at the bottom of this step or here:
https://www.instructables.com/files/orig/FZY/USDK/FT17VV70/FZYUSDKFT17VV70.pdf

Optionally: You can download a different PDF (PocketMod_Ruled Lines 2X for Small Hand Writing.pdf) with twice as many ruled lines on it as on regular notebook paper (in case you have really small handwriting):
https://www.instructables.com/files/orig/FO6/V4F2/FT7PQLEO/FO6V4F2FT7PQLEO.pdf

Note: The ruled lines in the PDF are on the page vertically, so that when you fold the paper 3 times they actually end up being horizontal in the finished book (So you cannot do this with regular ruled notebook paper, because the lines will up end vertical in the finished book -- that is why you need the PDF).

2. Open the PDF on your computer. If you can't open it, here is a link to a free program that can open the PDF file:
http://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/

3. Print the PDF on both sides of the 8.5 x 11 computer paper. To do this, print the PDF once, then after it prints put the same piece of paper back in your printer so that it will now print the same thing on the other side of the same piece of paper (which is the side that is still blank). Then hit print again.

Note: Some printers print face-side up and some print face-side down, you will have to experiment with yours to know which way to face the paper on the 2nd print. A simple light pencil mark made on the piece of paper before the 1st print will tell you which way it prints.

Step 3: Fold the Paper in Half 3 Times

Fold the paper in half 3 times.

Note: It helps if you use a pen or your finger to really press down on each fold and make it as sharp of a fold as you can.

Step 4: Staple the Fold

Slide the pages under the stapler and put 2 staples (evenly spaced is best) in the middle fold (or "spine") of the paper book (so that the sharp part of the staples ends up on the inside of the book).
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Step 5: Make 2 Cuts

Using the Scissors cut off the fold at the edge of the very bottom of the book (which still has all of the pages connected at the bottom - See the Picture of Cut 1).

Then cut off the fold at the edge of the side of the book (which still has those pages on that side of the book connected together - See the Picture of Cut 2).

Now your book is done!
 Nice book in the background.
do this again except on the first one don't staple. you will have 24 pages!! <br />
What a nice cool little book!&nbsp; Thanks for the 'ible!<br /> I love the idea of using it for memorizing scripture and stuff, that's awesome!<br />
Love your idea! You inspired me to start making my own out of recycled paper (which gives me only 8 pages as opposed to 16). Have you thought of ideas for creating a "cover' for your PocketMod?

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