Save resources by saving gas, electricity and materials that are necessary for binding books together.No power tools, no trips to the store, no exotic materials. Impress your friends and peers, relax your mind, contribute to the instructables way of life, by adding your own enhansements to your very own, 5 minute, completely in-office/house binding method.
I often have papers that I cannot bind together with staples, because there are too many pages and the stapler is retarded. We have a power stapler in the office that will staple 200 pages together, but I dont like the fact that you loose the ability to open the paper or report with the pages fully extended.
Also, I'm finishing my thesis soon and I want to bind it myself, since I've been infected with the instructables way. But for starters I thought I'd tidy up some of the papers I have lying around and practice so I can improve on my binding skills.
This is the quickest, cheapest binding method that gives surprisingly sturdy results. None of these quick bindings have ever come apart, and they dont seem to want to in the future either.
In the next step, I list the things you need to prepare >>
Step 1: Things you Need
1. Duct Tape. I like the silver kind with the threads. There is a black variety that would look cool too. Whatever you have around will do fine.
2. Elmer's Multi-purpose, or Wood Glue. Both these worked the same. The wood glue looked a bit yellow, that might help you achieve a vintage effect, if you care about that. The all-purpose was just fine for all my attempts.
3. Scisors and/or X-acto-Knife. Something that you can cut paper and duct tape with.
4. Lever paper clip things. I have no idea what they're called. Check the image. I use them to hold the book together while the glue is drying.
5. Ruler. Because they rule!
6. Some Thicker paper, if you want to make covers.
7. 5 minutes of your time.
Sorry about the nasty pictures - only had my phone camera available.
Next we get into a bind :) >>