How to Bind your Notebooks…Valerie Mcclintick
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?