I like to have a notebook in my bag to jot notes on, and often I want to tear those notes out and hand them to someone, so today I made a prototype of a “removable notes” notebook:
When I write “prototype” I really mean “rough and ready,” as I encountered some challenges with the stab binding that rendered it less than I would like it to be (and those challenges most extended from my complete inability to thread needles). But the concept worked.
The “removable” nature of the notes by running the signatures through “perf rule” on my letterpress, a hardened-steel perforated cutting blade that does a remarkably good job at perforating:
Here’s a short video of the “removability” of the notes in action:
It’s a very pleasing tear.