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Old 12-14-2010, 08:43 AM   #16
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How long did all that take?
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Old 12-14-2010, 09:00 AM   #17
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Very nice.
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Old 12-14-2010, 09:31 AM   #18
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Yor new day planner cover is unstoppable
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Old 12-14-2010, 10:03 AM   #19
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Thanks everyone!

My secret santa victim indicated "...loves handmade, personal gifts"". When I read that I thought, *I'm your guy!*. I took a couple weeks thinking, deciding, planning and gathering the materials. I had most of the leather already, but my stock of conchos was... zero. Once I had all the parts and pieces (including some new tools, you can't do a project without getting some new tools), I took about three nights after work to put it together. Deciding and designing the cutouts took awhile, but if I had to make another one, I could create it in one night, say, four hours.

I'm always looking for ways to improve my work. Next time, I might use lighter leather, and cut relief grooves, like hinges, for where it folds. And I might consider lighter leather for the cover holding flaps. If I were to build one for an e-reader like a kindle or a nook, I would make different attachment designs, like corner pockets since there are no covers to hold.

I had a very good time making it, I hope you have as much enjoyment using it.
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Old 12-14-2010, 02:26 PM   #20
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Well done V !!!
Verry cool !!!!
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Old 12-14-2010, 05:00 PM   #21
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Fantastic V! Brilliant idea and execution.
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Old 12-14-2010, 06:46 PM   #22
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It is going to be my wedding planner. It will hold all my finance info, plans, schemes, dates, ideas etc... Then next Christmas, after I am married.. I will find another use for it.
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Old 12-14-2010, 10:58 PM   #23
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Thanks for the presentation. Great gift idea!
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Old 12-15-2010, 06:10 AM   #24
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sweet!
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Old 12-15-2010, 03:44 PM   #25
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I saw this and wondered if this was The Gift.

Outstanding!
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Old 12-15-2010, 03:46 PM   #26
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Heheh, victim.
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Old 12-15-2010, 04:32 PM   #27
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That is more than beautiful it's craft and artistry at its best. A gift to treasure at so many levels, gorgeous!
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Old 12-15-2010, 04:36 PM   #28
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Oh and PS to that, I don't know if it is commonplace there (the U.S)but I have never seen anything like it and imagine people here would bite your hand off to get one. Well thought out and executed.
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Old 12-16-2010, 02:14 AM   #29
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Will it fit a Kindle?
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Old 12-17-2010, 12:44 AM   #30
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For you, xoB, I will make one to fit a Kindle. I have a template for the Kindle already.

What colors, what design? Post here or pm.
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