Binders always seem to be extremely flimsy and not aesthetically pleasing. Two years ago I set out to change that. This binder design has been thoroughly tested and has held up to the beating of school. I only replaced the binder because of how dirty it had gotten of the course of these years.
Have fun making and using!
Step 1: Parts
One sheet of 12x24 birch plywood that is around 1/8th of an inch thick; I used Revell RMXR7681
Two 12 inch long hinges. These can be found at most hardware stores
One two inch binder that you are willing to take apart/destroy
Enough machine screws with matching nuts to fit into every hole in the two hinges. I had 24 holes so I bought 30 screws
Two long screws with nuts to attach the binder release mechanism to the wood
(optional) Furniture Finish or oil
A drill with High Speed Steel (Gold in color) bits to fit the two types of screws
Loctite or other Thread Locker
A saw, I used a table saw
Somthing to write with
And finally a grinder or sandpaper