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    ceb
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  • ceb
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    Hmmm. I wonder where my response went.

    It sounds like you just slide the front cover of the ARC under the pen pocket.

    Does the FJN fit into the front section of the Western Flyer without bulging it out too much? Standing on end it should fit in front even with the center divider zipped up or am I calculating sizes wrong?

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  • backpack
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  • backpack
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    Originally posted by ceb View Post
    Reading the review and watching the video just left me open to other questions.

    How do you affix the ARC to the FJN? It seems that the 3 ring binder is held in place by the plastic piece that fits into the elastic indentations.

    Perhaps TB could come up with a plastic sheet that has the notches (for the indentations) on one side and is notched for ARC rings in the other. Am I overlooking something? I guess I could always go back to DayTimer.

    Another forum member actually uses the Arc with the FJN, here is what she has to say:

    bbcamp:
    " I use the FNJ with an A5 notebook I bought in Germany. I took out the Tom Binh rings, and just slip one side of the cover of my notebook into the pocket under the pen holders. It holds tightly, and I just let the cover on the other side hang loose.
    Your Arc notebook ought to fit, too. I did this because I already use European A5 paper, and didn't want to have to stock/buy another size of paper."
    backpack
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    Last edited by backpack; 02-27-2013, 03:21 PM.

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  • ceb
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    Originally posted by backpack View Post
    It will be easier to understand if you read that short thread.

    http://forums.tombihn.com/tom-bihn-n...d-journal.html

    Another poster wondered if an A5 Arc would fit inside the FJN without the binder rings and it does.


    I can also fit a Junior size and A5 size notepad in the FJN in addition to the ring binders.

    Hope this help!
    Reading the review and watching the video just left me open to other questions.

    How do you affix the ARC to the FJN? It seems that the 3 ring binder is held in place by the plastic piece that fits into the elastic indentations.

    Perhaps TB could come up with a plastic sheet that has the notches (for the indentations) on one side and is notched for ARC rings in the other. Am I overlooking something? I guess I could always go back to DayTimer.

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  • Tlacltme
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    @Ms.Ferret- Very Nice!

    Where did you purchase the blue cord and the leather?

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  • ceb
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  • ceb
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    Originally posted by backpack View Post
    It will be easier to understand if you read that short thread.

    http://forums.tombihn.com/tom-bihn-n...d-journal.html

    Another poster wondered if an A5 Arc would fit inside the FJN without the binder rings and it does.


    I can also fit a Junior size and A5 size notepad in the FJN in addition to the ring binders.

    Hope this help!
    Thank you so much - and damn you too Now I have to spend more money.

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  • daisy
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  • daisy
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    Originally posted by ceb View Post
    I'm a big fan of ARC/Levenger but they aren't the easiest to fit into bags.
    I use Atoma ring bound notebooks of various sizes in various bags - a baby notebook in my SCB to A4 in my Ego and the ipad cadet. The landscape oriented bags are easy but inserting a ring bound book in a full bag in 'portrait' mode can be tricky (eg "our" ipad ristretto ... which I can rarely get my hands on anyway....)

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  • backpack
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    Originally posted by ceb View Post
    Can you explain that a bit farther? Do you mean that the ARC paper fits on the three loops or that one removes the binder rings and replaces it with one of the thing ARC covers?
    It will be easier to understand if you read that short thread.

    http://forums.tombihn.com/tom-bihn-n...d-journal.html

    Another poster wondered if an A5 Arc would fit inside the FJN without the binder rings and it does.


    I can also fit a Junior size and A5 size notepad in the FJN in addition to the ring binders.

    Hope this help!

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  • ceb
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  • ceb
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    Originally posted by backpack View Post
    FYI: A5 Arc notebooks fit inside the Field Journal Notebook, just sayin...
    Can you explain that a bit farther? Do you mean that the ARC paper fits on the three loops or that one removes the binder rings and replaces it with one of the thing ARC covers?
    ceb
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    Last edited by ceb; 02-24-2013, 07:58 PM.

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  • jannilee
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    Hmmm. Looks great. I think I'll give it a try! Thanks!

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  • Ms. Ferret
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    Originally posted by jannilee View Post
    Now I am coveting a Midori Travelers notebook although it may be too tall and slim. I looove nice paper and it would be great to have writing paper and a sketchbook in a neat package. I use Molekine for my travel journals at the moment but really prefer Clairfontaine. I hate lines, love grids but am happiest with plain paper that lets me write and sketch in the same book. Anyone else tried Zentangles?? Now THAT is lovely paper.
    Make a Midori-style cover for whatever size/type notebook you prefer! I've been pretty pleased with my ghetto DIY version, which I sized for 3.5" x 5.5" notebooks. I like gridded and plain paper, so I'm using a Doane utility notebook + Banditapple Carnet Peewee (plain). I also didn't want to pay $$ for the premade Midori cover pockets so I bought some library card pockets ($.08) and stuck them to the notebook covers with adhesive. Overall it's been great for designing (grid), sketching (plain), and shopping (I keep lists for each area/store on index cards in the library card pockets). I live in Seattle so I treated the leather with hot beeswax/neatsfoot oil to stiffen and waterproof it.

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  • backpack
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    Originally posted by ceb View Post
    I'm a big fan of ARC/Levenger but they aren't the easiest to fit into bags.
    FYI: A5 Arc notebooks fit inside the Field Journal Notebook, just sayin...

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  • ceb
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  • ceb
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    I'm a big fan of ARC/Levenger but they aren't the easiest to fit into bags.

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  • jannilee
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    you people are nothing but a bad influence!! I recently purchased a Lamy AL star rollerball pen ( the metal version of the safari with a lovely triangular grip, flattened barrel and Smoooth delivery). I can't use a fountain pen because as a leftie I push rather than pull the pen.

    Now I am coveting a Midori Travelers notebook although it may be too tall and slim. I looove nice paper and it would be great to have writing paper and a sketchbook in a neat package. I use Molekine for my travel journals at the moment but really prefer Clairfontaine. I hate lines, love grids but am happiest with plain paper that lets me write and sketch in the same book. Anyone else tried Zentangles?? Now THAT is lovely paper.

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  • lotuseater
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    Originally posted by backpack View Post
    You cannot go wrong with the Safari, lightweight workhorse pen
    I finally figured out that my Safari came with the fine nib, which makes my chickenscratch less than legible, sometimes even to me. This afternoon I was shown how easy it is to replace the nibs. I bought both the medium and broad nibs, and am experimenting with the latter right now. It feels more natural. The best part was I didn't have to buy new pens - each nib cost me something like $13. Now to make sure I store the extras somewhere I don't lose them...

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  • lotuseater
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    I've written about Leuchtturm1917 before - I find them incredibly thoughtfully made. The extra width (15mm or so) over Moleskine makes the large notebooks that much easier to write in. The dotted paper is the most versatile, but I really like how, if you buy the plain notebooks, they include a guide sheet that is lined on one side and a grid on the other. And the pen loop accessory is brilliant for those of us who want a way of affixing a pen to the notebook.

    Eric, if you find the hard cover Leuchtturm1917s bulky, try one of the soft cover versions. Same quality construction, but easier to slide into a smaller space.

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