Taschenbegleiter- journal cover

I saw this on moleskinerie...Found at http://www.roterfaden.com, the way the clips hold the journal in place are intriguing. And it can hold more than one journal. I don't think I have ever seen anything quite like it.
Unfortunately the company is in Europe and I would have to pay to ship it across the pond. And I don't really need anymore gear.....but I think it is soooo cool.

Edited to add: I did a quick search to see if I could find some info on those clips and came across another European organizational system x47(dotcom) and x17(dotcom)(x17 is the economy line). Apparently they go for 100-300 euros and look like the German equivalent of Levenger. Way out of my price range, but the concept is interesting.

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Love it, but wish it was cheaper (yikes on the price)

I was trying to combine three cahier notebooks when I first joined this group two years ago. This cover would have solved my problem perfectly. I think they look really nice and I like the idea, but wow, over $100 dollars seems outrageous to me.

Looks like a more expensive version of C*OVER

http://www.thejournalshop.com/acatalog/C.OVER.html
http://www.thejournalshop.com/acatalog/C.OVER_Planners_Diari...

http://www.diyplanner.com/node/5815

These are less expensive, but smaller
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It does look similar

Except it doesn't look like C.over takes anything other then their own refills. Is that right?

Or...

DIY ones >:D
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You are right. :)I had

You are right. :)
I had forgotten about those. I bet you could do something similar to the X17 system with elastic, cahiers, similar sized items and something for a cover. An etsy seller had a picture of a similar system, so it could be done as a DIY project.

Ever the gadget girl, I do still love the clips they use for the roterfaden journal case.

P.S. thanks for linkifying!

Yah, DIY.

Hi.

I'm with ygor. It's time to DIY. I have seen a couple of different posts in the last week that would take care of this whole setup.

1) The pasteboard scrapbook binder covers someone posted about a few days ago. You don't need rings, just the covers.

2) The giant rubber bands someone posted about yesterday about an index card noteboard, with a link to Dick Blick.

3) Paperback notebooks of an appropriate size and filler paper--OR booklet-style prints you can make yourself if you want.

First, take the rubber bands and stick them in the covers--basically you're sticking the cover through the rubber band until just the spine is banded. You'll have to consider how many rubber bands and how many notebooks/sections you want and what will fit inside your binder cover.

Then, decorate your binder so it doesn't look like pasteboard. Consider a loose area of extra paper to go over the rubber bands on the outside--no glue there, just enough paper to cover them up when the binder is closed completely. It may gap open a bit when the binder is open, but it'll be sitting on the table at that point, probably, and thus won't be noticeable.

Next, take each notebook, open it to the center, and thread it through one giant rubber band. Repeat with each additional notebook until you are done.

I dunno, this seems a little weird to me. It seems easier to use a 3-ring or circa/rolla to make your own pages, tabs, etc. But I'm not a big fan of preprinted books of any stripe. If you love the preprinted books, then have at it.

shris

Speaking of X17 and DIY

I found two entries at http://kikuyumoja.com where he made a couple of prototypes based on the x17 system. His entries are 10/02/2008 and 10/22/2008.

Automotive rubber bands

Hi.

I like his rubber bands (gaskets or o-rings) better than the bigger, flatter bands used for the index card post on this site. The round profile is nicer. Black is also nicer than the tan, to me.

Flipping through the x17 website (a lower priced competitor of x47, seemingly) I can see the benefits more than I did before. Not having the big rings/discs in the middle of the book would be a plus, especially for utilizing that awkward area near the rings on the 'wrong' side.. OTOH, would it lay very flat with all the other books and the rubber band in the way? Dunno. Maybe if you print it yourself and don't fold until you've got the rubber band in the middle. Maybe if the paper is thin?

But his prototypes do go into nice detail of their construction. It would be relatively simple to create something based on his instructions.

Heck, if you like the construction and make yourself a cover, you could put inexpensive composition books in as inserts. Any booklet would work fine, probably.

shris

x17 and x47 were started by the same guy

Or so it says here http://kikuyumoja.com/2008/10/02/jke-is-gtd-part-1/
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Linkety link-link

http://kikuyumoja.com/2008/10/02/jke-is-gtd-part-1/

and

http://kikuyumoja.com/2008/10/22/jke-is-gtd-part-2/

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Thanks for the links

Ygor,
Thanks for being my link mechanic! :)

You are now in the "notaspammer" group

so you should be able to do links yourself.
Holler if you need help.
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Thanks, ygor!

I will even take the oath: "I promise not to spam the group and send out emails offering products of dubious quality and ethically questionable content..."

:)

Star

I had a victory of sorts

I don't know how long this link will stay active, but I got this:

link to etsy

I absolutely love the idea, but the sewing on this was not that well done. Still, I use it all the time. I braided a leather strap with breads (does that count as DIY?) to replace the lace closure. I would love a pen loop and a pouch to hold index cards. But still, it is good.

I love this idea

I have always been a big fan of DIY and use to sew all the time. I think this would be best done with leather, can you tell me how big your notebooks are that fit in this? After watching this site for a few months and trying a few methods this looks like it could be the one. I love the idea of the rubber o rings best, they won't stretch out easily but sewing the elastics in looks like an easy way to go. Photos to come :)

notebook holder size

The cover fits the pocket Moleskine which is 3.5" by 5.5". There are many, many other pocket notebooks of this size. I have 5 notebooks of various types in there and a few booklets just made out of paper.

I've been thinking of how to make one myself, but I gave away my sewing machine because it scared me. I was thinking of leather too, but I'm not sure I can take up another craft. My husband sings in a chorus and multiple elastics in a hard cover is how they hold their music sheets in.

Love to see what you come up with. And I don't mean to bad mouth the person who made this, it is very innovative and I keep checking to the etsy site to see if she has made any more. I just might need another.

Finished Notebook Cover

I finished my much improved leather version of the o ring style notebook. It has a 2 pen holders, 2 spaces to hold multiple business cards, one large space to hold spare 4.5x6.5 file cards, 5 elastic straps to hold notebooks up to 4.5x6.5 size since I like to print on the bigger size cards. You could easily print on half pages of paper staple them in the middle and then slip them into the leather binder. I will be happy to take photos and share how do make it but have no idea how to link them or how to use flicker? Can someone help me out?

Interesting

Did you catch the name of the seller? I wonder if she lurks around here....

Hmmm.....

Hello???

Given the fact that the seller's store name is "My Analog Live," they should be a member here.

edited: I just sent a message to the seller and sent them this link. Hope they join us.

Hello me too

I sent a message asking if they plan to make more or are willing to share construction details
>:D
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"I think the surest sign that there is intelligent life out there in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us." (Calvin and Hobbes/Bill Waterson)