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Re: [BKARTS] Handmade 3-Ring Binder

This is a really nice idea.  The hollow evens out and distributes the stresses
and pull from the weight of the pages. It seems to me to be a good way to adhere
the ring mechanism in a secure way that is not bulky.

Nancy Nitzberg wrote:

> Katie, I have had good results using a strip of alkaline folder stock rather
> than Kraft paper.  After cutting it to extend about a millimeter beyond the
> dimensions of the metal hardware, I dampen it on one side so it obtains a
> convex curve, then apply PVA to the other side and adhere it to the back of
> the curved metal piece.  Then, I construct a hollow, mostly to allow for the
> spine's head and tail turn-ins to be tucked in.  From there on, I proceed as
> in a case binding.   Hope this may be helpful.

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