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Notebook #6

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

Notebook #6, and my last one for the time being! I managed to finally integrate the rubber band to keep it closed, which is pretty neat.

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)

This one was a lot of work! The spine kind of got away from me and deformed in the book press. That meant all the other sides were very uneven too, and had to be sanded away.

The same notebook, open. The bookmark between the open pages. (click for full size)

A real pain, but in the end, I came away somewhat happy. Almost in the mood to make yet another one.

The notebook, showing the following signature on the inside of the cover: Notebook · Hanno Braun · 2022-W34 · #6 · Made in Odenwald (click for full size)

But no. This is the last one for the time being. Maybe I'll try again some time, but for now, I have enough of sanding paper.

Here are some pictures I took during the build.

The un-glued text block. (click for full size)

The text block, before the glue-up. The spine hadn't yet gotten out of control.

The text block, partially finished. The front side is unfinished, and really uneven. (click for full size)

Here's a picture of the problem I was facing. Lots of unevenness, lots of sanding necessary.

The text block, finished except for the unrounded corners. (click for full size)

I eventually managed to even it out.

The rubber band, glued to the inside of the cover, which isn't fully attached to the text block yet. (click for full size)

The new feature of notebook #6: The rubber band, to keep it closed.