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    Default Wood cover sketch book

    Something a little different for me. I found a lot of examples on the web but they all seemed small (6x4 seemed the most popular).

    This is a prototype design for a wood cover sketch book using standard size 11x8.5 32lbs 100% cotton paper. It uses wooden hinges and screw rivets as the binding. I added the leather to soften the feel and look of the book.

    The good: It works. The hinges allow the book to open 180 degrees. The screw rivets allow paper to be swapped when the pages are all drawn on.

    The bad: Needs to be a bit bigger. Next prototype I'll shift the hinges further out to the edge. The binding location needs to be changed. The paper stands up a bit too much so next time I'll attach it to the back cover so it lays flat.
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    That's one fine looking sketch book, Oscar. If you loaded it with photo pages from the hobby store it would make a beautiful photo album as well.
    George

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    Very nice design oscar. Keep up the good work.

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    oscar, nice looking sketch book I like your hinges..I have seen another sketch book that had leather shoe laces as the bindery I think both concepts are as good as it gets..

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    That is a very neat idea. Great job.
    Heather

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    Oscar that is amazing!

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    Great looking book. It would make a great keepsake for family scrapbook or photo album

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    Thanks all for the kind words. Just a prototype design. Still has some maturing to do but gave me some good ideas.

    I was inspired by the necronomicon Halloween design I made. I was more surprised that there is a niche market for that kind of stuff.

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    Prototype design number 2. Still not quite there yet but I finished it anyway because it just looks cool.

    The wooden hinges are being my bane. There are several techniques I can try next to make sure the hinges are dead on. Probably mean I have to design and build a custom jig.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Wood tome sketch book1.jpg   Wood tome sketch book2.jpg   Wood tome sketch book3.jpg  

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    I agree very cool!

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