Hi don’t know if you’re still binding books using moleskins, but I did find these while reading http://www.sketchcrawl.com/blog/?page_id=4
They seem to use the same paper and for the price if you are using a moleskin planner it may be worth the few extra bucks for the saved time.
I decided on just making an insert for my leather sketch cover using Martha’s tutorial.
http://www.dickblick.com/zz100/61a/ is pretty cheap takes 2 sheets so total cost is pretty low.
btw thx for posting all your findings so far ive built a custom sketch book and now use a kuretake brush pen constantly.
Thanks, livebird. Good point. I’m pretty sure the grain is running parallel with the spine. Martha’s recommendations take this into account to help with folding. I definitely think the curve is from leaving the paper rolled up for too long. Plus, I accidentally used 22×30″ 300gsm paper instead of 22×30″ 200gsm — see my post here: http://blog.artandstory.com/2007/09/07/notes-on-materials-moleskine-mod — and I think this made the curve more stubborn. A lighter weight paper would have been more flexible.
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Your book looks just great. Thank you for taking the photos and sharing them; it is really captivating for me to see others doing that project that I know so well. Isn’t it fun to make books?]]>
I’d encourage you not to be shy and just go for it. Martha’s instructions are very good.]]>
Yes, would certainly like to have a Moleskine with good paper in it… Now I just have to work up the patience to do the mod.]]>