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Pocket-sized Sketch Book

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1). Sharp utensils of stabbing and cutting (scissors and awls, and a fairly large needle)

2). Paper: it should be not too heavy because this is a small sketchbook

3). Leather: color and thickness don't matter too much

4). Wax thread, but embroidery thread should work

5). Hot glue gun (and glue)

6). A straight edge for ripping paper and some cardboard


      whew! now let's get started!
 
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Step 1: Rip Paper

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        Figure out what size you want your sketch book and rip, or cut, though the ripped edge gives it an artsy look, to that size using the straight edge. What I did was to measure, fold, then use the straight edge to rip along the folds. I ripped the paper into 12 pieces the same size. They should be able to be folded in half (long ways) to the size you want your finished sketchbook.

Step 3: Cover

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       And now the cover . . .  you may have a left over folded page, use that to gauge the size of the cover. cut the cover out of leather about a quarter of an inch around that page, or just fold the leather around your signatures and gauge from there. Next, cut two pieces of cardboard out (the size of half a page), and glue as shown in picture. Now put the cover aside for later.

-sorry about the holes. that's later-

Step 4: Awl Guide

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       cut a piece of paper out, that is as tall as one of your signatures. Fold it in half as well so that it fits around a signature as shown in picture one. Then without any particular spacing measurements mark 4 dots along the fold, seen in picture two. Then poke your awl all the way through the dot, making a hole. do this for all 4 dots.
drwebster1 year ago
real goo instructable,easy and very nice,thanks
I liked, very handcrafted.
Really nicely done. This would make a great gift!
I agree! You should enter this into the Holiday Gifts Contest!
What a cool idea!
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