All of my binders end up getting trashed sooner or later. Carrying around 2+ text books and 2+ binders every hour of the day is a great way to wear out book bags and school supplies. Usually, my binders start tearing along the seams and I have to duct tape them back together.
I got a really nice 1.5" binder with locking rings that are very durable. The problem was that the front and back were tearing off and the duct tape was peeling as well.
I decided to step up DIY and use metal to fix my beloved supply binder. Here is the design I came up with, I hope you enjoy!
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Step 1: Materials/Supplies
One reason why I wanted to make a metal binder is because I have too much sheet aluminum.
My teacher found out that I like to make stuff and she obtained a bunch of sheet aluminum for free.
Anyways, here is what I used. It helps to have a workplace:
~Bolts and Nuts
~an old binder with good, sturdy rings
~Drill and bits
~Rubber mallet and center punch
~Dremel with metal cutting disk