There has been something on my homeschool “wishlist” for quite some time.
I’ve spent the last year rationalizing away the cost.
Quietly planning all the different projects that I would use it for.
Promising myself that I would get my monies worth.
Do you know what it is yet?
It’s a binding machine!
It does things to my e-books that a stapler NEVER could.
(Oh sweet notebooking heaven)
I can’t believe it has taken me this long to get one!
So wondering how it works?
Here’s the deal:
Step 1: Print up your e-book.
Make sure to use cardstock for a cover page, and a back page.
(note: you can get special coverpages at the store if you want)
Step 2: Load your weapon:
This means you put your curly binding comb between the prongs,
pull the special lever to open it
Step 3: Poke all your holes:
For my machine that means entering the paper like so
And pulling down the big handle.
All the papers are stored in a drawer inside the machine. No mess.
(note: my particular machine can handle up to 10 sheets at a time)
Step 4: Start assembling your book.
Slide your freshly punched papers onto the open prongs of your binding comb.
(the black curly thing you opened in step 2)
Step 5: Continue until you have all the pages you want included.
Step 6: Release side lever and the binding comb closes back up.
Step 7: Enjoy your fancy looking notebook!
If your interested here is the machine that I purchased.
It’s called Fellowes Star Manual Comb Binding Machine
I also picked up some different sized combs:
Fellowes Plastic Comb Bindings
Note: Combs come in different capacity…
Some do up to 55 pages, some up to 150 pages.
You want to get a variety, but I use the 55page and 90pages the most!
Pssst: Like my garden notebook?