Introduction: DIY Agenda Book Ereader Case

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I made my own ebook reader case with a 5$ agenda in a very easy way. At first sight it looks like a workbook.

Step 1: Supplies

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Supplies in the picture shown are:

- Ebook reader (this is a Nook)
- Agenda book
- Cutter
- Pencil
- Wood glue
- Metal ruler

Step 2: Glue the Sides

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Put wood glue along all the sides. Then spread it with a cloth or a napkin.
Try to separarte the sleeves, so glue can enter between them.
Let it dry under a pair of heavy books.

Step 3: Measure and Mark

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Measure your eReader and mark the cutting lines at the first page using a pencil.

Step 4: Cut

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Using the cutter, and helped by the ruler, cut the glued pages carefuly. Do this in several steps, removing the loose pages and cutting again. You must cut the corners in all directions.


Step 5: Done!

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Case done!

Comments

mastermakoko (author)2013-01-03

cool, id like to do this for my iphone :D

phant0m_sp00f3ra (author)2011-01-04

I've done this with me iPad, in order to replicate a Moleskine case. it's one of my favourite ideas for iPad cases mate! great work!

Thanks!
Really, I thought this could be a good way to recycle old books, but I have not, so... I bought one. It would be better with an old look, but more expensive, too.

kevio (author)chimpinho2012-12-28

It's actually cheaper with an old book. I'm doing one right now for a Nexus 7, using an old copy of The Little Ark, just like this one... http://www.ebay.com/itm/THE-LITTLE-ARK-by-Jan-De-Hartog-Illustrated-by-Joseph-Low-1st-Ed-HC-NDJ-VGC-/160788326039

pleitz (author)2012-09-17

when you cut out the paper I would use the glue around the inside edge to help keep it from fraying.

chimpinho (author)pleitz2012-09-20

Good tip ;-)

rachelmaryb (author)2012-01-29

Hmm, we seem to not have any wood glue... Do you have any alternatives or should I just go and buy more?

miso_soup (author)2011-10-08

So awesome! I was planning on buying an ereader case, but than I saw this and wow! So much cheaper and cooler. Plus better designs!

bulletkid (author)2011-08-01

Wow!!

samaside (author)2011-07-29

How do these hold up to the test of time? I'm going to be needing a new Kindle cover soon and I have an old Moleskine laying around from when I failed to keep a travel journal while living in Ireland. I'd love to give it a go.

chimpinho (author)samaside2011-07-29

Well, you can see in the photo the only problem it has in eight months. A little cut in the first sheet, but it has a simple solution too, i have to glue it or paste another sheet over the broken one. The rest of the case is perfect.

thesoberpirate (author)2011-02-06

Maybe this is a foolish question, but how do you keep the pages from getting glued to the inside of the covers?

chimpinho (author)thesoberpirate2011-02-07

Not a foolish question, all questions are welcome, and there are things I missed, I know.
I put a plastic sheet beteen the first cover and the first page. The plastic sheet was the envelope of the book, but you can use any other. The back cover (and this is another thing I missed) have to be glued to the last page, so you must glue all the page, not just the side but the complete page.

Thanks for the comment, I hope your question is answered.

klhathaway (author)2011-01-28

Thanks Alot!! this is going to save me a lot of money!

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