Hipster / Moleskine Holder

I found this on flickr: LINK

The note indicates it is a 5" binder with the ring piece removed... houses a moleskine and a pen... looks like you could probably fit some 3x5s in there too... no?

Thought it was worth posting :o)

(( Tut for the hack ))

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Barnes and Noble Binder

Sara,
Thanks for sharing. I'm guessing it's too late to find this "end of year" bargain, at Barnes and Noble but the technique is good to know. I had been wondering if this sort of modification was feasible.

I'll have to visit B&N towards the end of this year.

Also, re: the Franklin Covey clutch you found on Ebay. I saw it as well but the dimensions on this particular one are 1/8" too narrow for a quarter page.

For now I'll be using the unstructured Tyvex binder I put together using clear packing tape (thin or thick depending upon what area of the binder I was working on, to keep it as flexible as possible). It's 6" tall and when it's unfolded it's 12" long. I created a vertical slip pocket towards the middle for my cardboard backed 1/4 page organizer (including a page per week calendar, several monthly pages and a few planning pages). I put a horizontal slip pocket on the right to hold a slim 3"x5" set up I'm planning on putting together.

I started with a 12"x12" section of Tyvex envelope that I folded in half which created a 6" deep billfold type pocket in the back which will hold miscellaneous pages. And I wound up with a 2" or so flap on the left side that I wrap over the front; and I hold the whole thing together with a regular elastic. Also, I kept the 2" wrapover section open (I didn't tape it shut) so I can use the front of the binder as a pocket when it's closed.

For now I'm using a binder clip to hold my organizer pages together until I get my Rollabind punches and discs. According to Wilde-Things they are on backorder. I'm hoping to have them in a week or two.

I tried to set the Tyvex organizer up so the rollabind discs on the left side of the 1/4 pages and on the top of the 3"x5" cards don't bump against each other.

There may even be enough room between the 1/4 page organizer and the 3"x5" pad to put a pen or pencil holder, but since that's where it folds I'm afraid it may create too much bulk to fold easily. Maybe I could just tape a small strip of Tyvex or an elastic there.

The whole thing is amazingly light and slim, but that might be because I haven't added the 3"x5" pad or the discs yet.

The one thing I would probably have done differently is started with a 12"x11" or 12 x 11 1/2" section of Tyvex (instead of 12" x 12") so it would have been only 5 1/2" - 5 3/4" tall, but the Tyvex is so light the excess material isn't too cumbersome.

If this doesn't work out I might move to the classic sized ballistic nylon Day Runner "Flat Pack" I picked up on Ebay. Someone on these boards told us about them. The last time I checked --about a week or so ago-- there were still 12 left. The spine holding the metal rings is removeable and slides out of a vertical slip pocket.
~Cath