Remember to go and vote for me in the Office Supply Contest everyone :D
This is 1337_Penguin [formerly 1337 2.0] here and I've made myself a binder based off of this instructable by cowscankill. After I saw his binder, that re-sparked my brain into making things again. Several years ago, I made myself a binder out of floppy disks to complement a floppy disk bag that I made that same year. Later in the year, even though I was happy with that binder, I was still in the mode in making things, so I tried to make myself a metal binder. In the end, it turned into a total FAIL.
During last school year, my binder started to fall apart only halfway though the year. I was unhappy with myself that I wasn't taking care of the binder, but it just seemed that it was just the covers that were messed up, the clip was still good. So, instead of making something to fix that, I just used a semi-new binder ;D
Always, to return to the main topic, after I saw cowscankill binder, I wanted to make myself my own, soo here is how I made my metal binder. . 2.0!
*Note: I was going to enter this into the Back-To-School Contest, but alas, I was just too slow on the draw, so I'm guessing that I can enter this into the Office Supply Contest because I know that binders are in offices.* :D
UPDATE: It's been several weeks since I've been using the binder in school and if some of you were thinking that I might have gotten in trouble in school, but I haven't. . . yet :3
Well, because I didn't use any locking nuts or epoxy, several of the bolts were coming off. To fix this, instead of going and buy some locking nuts, I decided to get some JB weld and go and use that to lock the bolts in place. This worked and all, but after I finished, it kinda seemed that the binder got heavier. Well, I was guessing that would happen.
UPDATE2: Well, I've been using the binder everyday and like last time, I haven't gotten in trouble for it yet. Because I was thinking that the binder was getting a little. . "Plain", so I decided to apply some stickers that I got from J!NX and I'm hoping that they don't come off anytime soon :D *Go and see how I applied the stickers*
Step 1: Materials
- Sheet metal [duh]
- Metal Cutting Shears
- 1 1/2" metal hinges x 12 total [I got 2 per pack so I got 6 packs]
- #8-32 x 1" screws [I got these at Home Depot, but the drill bit that I used was 5/32" drill bit. I was so confused .__.]
-#8-32 nuts [Again, from Home Depot]
- 5/32" drill bit
- Cutting tool
- Sandpaper roll thingy
- Power Drill
- Wire brushes
- and a Working Binder Clip
* Hack saw