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Moleskine kindle keyboard case

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Hello! this should show you how to turn a moleskine sketchbook (an old, used one is best, so you don't waste a new one, as they can get pricey) into a case for your kindle 3rd generation (with a keyboard)

 
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Step 1: Stuff you will need.

1. A moleskine sketchbook.

Any sketchbook this size will work, really, doesn't have to be a moleskine, but they do look nice, and have sturdier builds than others I have found. also doesn't have to be a sketchbook, but the thinner paper in notebooks will make this more awkward than it needs to be.

2. A sharp craft knife.

3. Sugru

Whatever colour you like, I used the charcoal/black stuff because it matches my charcoal kindle nicely.

4. Cling film/saran wrap

This will make sense, honest

5. Vaseline

This too.

6. PVA glue/ clear drying thick water based glue

I think it's called craft glue in the US?

7. Some kind of clamps (optional)

8. A bunch of pencils/straight things (also optional)


9. Spray mount or other tacky, non warping adhesive. 

Step 2: OK, first thing, stick your pages together

I find this makes it far easier in the long run, as the pages won't shift against each other while you're cutting

I used a can of Spray mount, but I have a suspicion the repositionable stuff would work better.

anyway, anything that will stick 2 pages together without warping them should work.

do this to allll of your pages, and move to the next step when it's dry.

Step 3: Glue/seal the outside of the pages

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This is where the glue, clamps, and flat things come into play. 

You'll want a few layers on the outside here, spread it in with your fingers, make sure to clean the edges, and wait for it to dry before applying again.

so this about 4 times, I'd say? until it seems sturdy enough to hold.

I used the clamps and pencils to make sure it dried flat, and didn't curve too much.