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  • wyldrose
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    Originally posted by Peruvian View Post
    I would love to hear from you guys about different ways to use the Field Journal. I love to write and journal during trips, add tidbits of information about places or things, etc, BUT can't draw or sketch to save my life. So would be very interested in hearing about how you use your Field Journal.
    I don't draw either, mine is for notes and reference pages. I write down *everything* and have mastered the art of popping it open, grabbing the pen (a clicky-type), and jotting down a note. I print out meeting agendas, bus schedules, and knitting patterns and keep them in the FJN for portable access. It also holds my phone, wallet, and keys. I noted in another thread that I'm currently plotting how to hack a three-ring case for a Nook Color, so I can easily keep that handy, too.

    Thanks for the link to the hole punch, it's such a challenge to find accessories sized for the FJN.

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  • Peruvian
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    I would love to hear from you guys about different ways to use the Field Journal. I love to write and journal during trips, add tidbits of information about places or things, etc, BUT can't draw or sketch to save my life. So would be very interested in hearing about how you use your Field Journal.

    As far as 3-hole punch goes, the one I have used, and highly recommend is one sold by Franklin Covey on their website. It is flat with loops to place inside the rings of the Field Journal. You can find it here: Plastic Hole Punch - FranklinCovey

    Thanks in advance for the wisdom on Field Journal uses!

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  • Peruvian
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    There is a 3-hole punch which is flat and works very well when placed inside a binder, even. You can find it here: http://store.franklinplanner.com/sta...31_lrgcase.jpg

    Can somebody tell me different ways to use the Field Journal? I love to write and journal during trips; however I CANNOT draw or sketch to save my life, so that is out of the question. Any ideas, suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

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  • Lani
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    Small hole punches -- instead of an office supply store, you might actually have more luck finding something at an arts and crafts store like Michaels.

    In the meantime, maybe you can use something like this? Amazon.com: Mini Hole Punch-Assorted Colors: Arts, Crafts & Sewing

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  • Jpenrod
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    Thanks for all of the kind remarks, this is a great community...

    And, thanks for the leads on the hole punch.
    j.

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  • Andymeg
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    What a great review, and a clever setup. I'm already tempted by the Field Journal and you're not helping my willpower. I have a tiny little single hole punch that would work well--I'll take a photo of it when I get home and post it. Wish I could remember where I got it, though.

    ETA: I took a photo but can't figure out how to post it. The little hole punch is about two inches long and an inch high, and the brand name is Westcott, but I found their web site and the punch is no longer listed.
    Last edited by Andymeg; 08-25-2011, 03:49 PM.

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  • backpack
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    Originally posted by Moose View Post
    Hi backpack,
    On the Staples website the item number for the three hole punch is 193425. On the Amazon site they have several. I picked the ones that have brand names that seem familiar. I didn't find item numbers but I did get descriptions, they are:
    X-Acto Binder 3 hole punch 1520
    Swingline Portable 3 hole punch, 3 sheet capacity A7074042R
    Swingline Notebook hole punch

    Amazon has a couple of others listed too. They aren't too expensive $3 to $4 for most of them. I forgot to look at Amazon to see if any of them qualify for free shipping with a $25 order. I'd check them all just in case.

    Hope this helps you out a bit.
    Take care,
    Moose
    Thank You So Much Moose!

    I went to a big box office supplies store to buy food aka ink for my printer (cost me almost as much as my own food).

    I swung by the organizer area to see if they had the dividers Jpenrod uses. They didn't.

    I saw your Daytimer setup Moose but they only sold it as a set not divider only setup.

    Because I forgot to buy something important, hence the need to activate my FJN into service, I will be going to another office store shortly.

    I will check if they have Jpenrod dividers (I have the same style and brand for letter sizer binders, I know that they are durable) and check on the 3 holes punches you mentioned.

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  • doornum3
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    Terrific review! Love the detailed explanation of your use of the Field Journal, your photos of it in use, and especially your lovely artwork!

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  • SusanA
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    What a fantastic review! Thank you, Jpenrod.

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  • Moose
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    Hi backpack,
    On the Staples website the item number for the three hole punch is 193425. On the Amazon site they have several. I picked the ones that have brand names that seem familiar. I didn't find item numbers but I did get descriptions, they are:
    X-Acto Binder 3 hole punch 1520
    Swingline Portable 3 hole punch, 3 sheet capacity A7074042R
    Swingline Notebook hole punch

    Amazon has a couple of others listed too. They aren't too expensive $3 to $4 for most of them. I forgot to look at Amazon to see if any of them qualify for free shipping with a $25 order. I'd check them all just in case.

    Hope this helps you out a bit.
    Take care,
    Moose

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  • Jpenrod
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    The Pogo is pretty great, but I will warn you that you need to be open minded with it. The color and quality is finicky. The other thing I did not mention is the power supply is almost larger than the printer itself. So, I dump the power supply and some other unsavory chucks of plastic into another bag. On the positive side the price of the printer had dropped drastically over the last few months making it a feasible tool to play with...

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  • ncb4
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    Thank you so much for sharing this post, with the gorgeous photos of your setup and the fascinating description of the way you work. I'm a writer, not an artist (don't have that gift that you obviously do), but even so, I found myself inspired by what you wrote.

    I do love photography, so that little Polaroid Pogo printer intrigues me.

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  • backpack
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    Originally posted by Moose View Post
    Hi Jpenrod,
    Wonderful pictures, thank you. Your art work is amazing. One thing I have to ask, what color is your FJ? You can get a flat (half and inch thick+/-) three hole punch at office supply stores. Amazon carries them too. Thanks again for the pictures. I'm looking forward to more of them from your trip.
    Take care,
    Moose
    Moose can you post a picture or guide us to a product number for the 3 holes punch?

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  • Jpenrod
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    Thanks for the info on the hole punch, I will take a look. The color of the Field Journal is steel.
    j.

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  • Moose
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    Hi Jpenrod,
    Wonderful pictures, thank you. Your art work is amazing. One thing I have to ask, what color is your FJ? You can get a flat (half and inch thick+/-) three hole punch at office supply stores. Amazon carries them too. Thanks again for the pictures. I'm looking forward to more of them from your trip.
    Take care,
    Moose

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