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Totally stealing this idea from Reaperbryan... I'm making my own notebook that I'll be using during Fantasy AGE sessions. I prepared the covers today - a thin(ish) sheet of maple, cut into two pieces. I left the raw edge on there because it amuses me, and I don't see a need for any better reason than that. :;): 

 

 

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And then I clamped the two pieces together with a piece of MDF behind, and drilled holes for the stitching:

 

 

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The MDF was behind the back cover so I'd end up with a nice clean hole; without the backer piece, drill bits have a tendency to tear up the wood as they exit the back. 

 

Now I just need to find some thread and get stitchin'... oh, and find stain and stain the boards. That might be good too. Unfortunately, I have a specific stain I want to use (actually an oil/stain blend) that's only available in one store and I don't think I can get to the store before Saturday, because they close by 5 each night and they're almost a 45 minute drive from my office, so... slightly out of the range for a lunchtime trip.

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Finished it up today! Now I just need to try using it to see how it works... ::): 

 

First: The book closed...

 

 

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And then the book opened up...

 

 

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(I know, I should post this in Show Off but I'm going to use it for a bit and see how it works before I post there, in case I decide to cut it apart and try again or something.)

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