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Sketchbook Customizing Help Answered

I purchased a pretty standard black sketchbook with a hardcover, and I had this really cool idea of lining the entire back with 2 rows of metal studs. The metal studs are the kind with four prongs that are meant to pierce through whatever material, but with the said material in this case being the spine of a book and all, im kind of lost for ideas.

does anyone have any ideas how i can do this?

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Kiteman
Kiteman

9 years ago

Cut the spines off, and hot-glue the studs in place?

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 9 years ago

Hmmm. Cutting of the prongs of the studs might get tedious, but with the proper "nipper" it could be taken care of pretty quickly.
 The nice thing about the hot glue is that they wouldn't have to be completely flush cut.    With a thinner glue, they'd need sanded down etc.    

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 9 years ago

Thinking on, a lot of these studs are hollow, and the prongs are just extensions of the edges - he could use a small pair of pliers to simply fold the pins inside the stud, leaving no sharp stumps.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 9 years ago

That's true, and other glues would be much more difficult to work with in such a case too. If the Sketchbook looks anything like this though, it still may be difficult to make it look good:

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

9 years ago

Attach your studs to a strip of cloth that covers your book's spine. Hot glue on to the book.

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Lithium Rain
Lithium Rain

Reply 9 years ago

Whoa, whoa, whoa, covering up the wrong body part...