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Hanno Braun

making and small-scale manufacturing

Notebook #5

A closed notebook, bound in cork leather. (click for full size)

This one features a very noticeable change: I used heavier paper, leading to a much thicker notebook. Not sure how much I like it. It kind of feels nice, but I don't know if using it will actually be any better.

A closeup of bottom side of the notebook, the bookmark sticking out. The edges of the paper and cover are visibly rough. (click for full size)

The new paper also has the correct size, so no need to cut it. This saved a lot of work in the early steps.

The notebook, showing the following signature on the inside of the cover: Notebook · Hanno Braun · 2022-W23 · #5 · Made in Odenwald (click for full size)

Here are some pictures I took during the build.

A stack of A5-sized paper. (click for full size)

The new paper.

A 3D-printed jig for drilling holes into the paper. (click for full size)

The new tool for drilling the holes.

A close-up of a stack of paper, holes drilled into it. (click for full size)

The holes, drilled using the aforementioned tool as a guide.

The text block, fully sewn, shown from the spine. (click for full size)

The sewn text block.

The notebook, finished, except for the cover that is still missing. (click for full size)

Almost finished, only the cover is missing.