17 October 2017

Web Finds - 17 October 2017

So I hope you have had a good weekend. My trip to London all went well, more about that tomorrow.

So now it is time to enjoy a great collection of blog posts and videos from around the internet.

Meanwhile here are a selection of the latest Filofax videos for your enjoyment.
  1. Medium Gillio Campagna vs Standard Touch Me Van Der Spek - Misty Nash
  2. Franklin Covey Classic Flip Through- set up - The Functional Happy Planner
  3. Fall Planner Set Up Pt 2|Goals & Project Planning|Momentum Planner - Antonisha Plans
  4. Making Personal Planner Dashboards from Happy Planner Page Protectors - Kendra Bork
  5. Compact Franklin Covey Flip Through- Set Up - The Functional Happy Planner
  6. Functional Planning: Quarterly/Monthly Review and Plan With Me - Kendra Bork
  7. Using The Constraints of Your Planner To Your Benefit - Antonisha Plans
  8. Review and Setup of my new Van Der Spek Custom Planner - Kendra Bork
  9. Planner Flip Through - LOVEEXTRAATTENTION
  10. Filofax Saffiano Compact Zip Flip Through / Set Up using printables - Happy Mommy
  11. Oh! A new Filofax? Yes.... - Little angel
  12. Woche im Filofax gestalten #01 | TaNa - TaNa
  13. Filofax Pocket Planner *PWM* Pumpkin Spice Life - Robin's Nest
  14. Plan With Me | Filofax Malden - mommymilitia
  15. Filofax Wochendeko KW 40 - Timelapse - starflower_plans
  16. [Filofax-Timelapse] KW 42/17: The Secret Of The Forest - YasminLowe
  17. Filofax Wochendekoration KW 42 - ZierPapier
  18. Filofax Wochendeko KW 41 | 2017 | planningcat - planningcat_
  19. Wochendeko KW 41 - Filofax Original Navy - Nixxes
  • For tips on how to improve your videos, please see this post.  Also this video too Webfinds 
  • Your Filofax/Organiser Videos could appear in this list, just contact philofaxy at gmail dot com to be added to our monitoring list. 

Free For All Tuesday No. 350

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Make today the one day you post a comment or a question.

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16 October 2017

Guest Post - Homemade Leather A5 Organiser - Paul

Thank you Paul for this great article. I've made a travellers notebook before and some prototype organisers, but never the finished article!

Hello, my name is Paul and I’m a Filofax addict.

It all started innocently enough, back in 1987, when I found that an old Seeboard notebook was the same size and ring configuration as a ‘Personal’. This became my gateway organiser, and I moved on to a plain but sold black leather Filofax a year or so later, when starting my first business. Although I kicked the habit a bit later (going through a rebellious ‘Psion’ stage) I’ve fallen off the wagon again – big time. Even with a Mini Kendal, Holborn Pocket, Cuban Zip and Malden A5 to an A4 Lyndenhurst, there was an itch I couldn’t quite scratch.

Starting another course, I wanted something different, something really personal to plan out my thoughts and ideas for the future – my equivalent of the ‘Grail Diary’ from the Indiana Jones film ‘Last Crusade,’ except capable of coping with updates and changes. It had to be robust, versatile and A5 2x3 ring format (my favourite working size.) An ebayed Timberland was cheap and sufficiently sturdy, but somehow not personal enough. Hence my ‘hey gang, let’s do the show right here’ decision to make my own.

I had a slab of rustic-looking leather left over from when I planning to make a case to take six different flutes & whistles – until realising that the Chinese make an excellent and inexpensive padded bag to do just that. I’d been treating the leather for some time with Renapur leather balsam for some time until it had reached the stage of ‘well floppy,’ and there was just enough for a single piece for the back and sides, two pockets and a strap.

Having gone to a technical school I’m happier with metalwork rather than a haberdashery, so decided on the perhaps unsubtle construction method of slapping the different bits together using light engineering rather than needlework. That’s the ‘robust’ box ticked then.

I’ve used laminated dividers previously, even having some success with using encapsulated bits of well-loved but worn out shirts. Wanting something simpler and more rustic, I bought and cut down some A4 Extra Thick (1000mic) Greyboard Crafting Card, bound the edges with fabric tape and stuck on metal index tabs, found here.   

Measured it all up carefully, cut out the bits, tried to work out the right order for them to go together then went at it with the hole and rivet punches. Even muttered a few ‘throw the switch, Igor’ and ‘Life – I give you life’ type comments when they felt appropriate. 

How did it all work out? Well, good news is that it flops open and lays flat beautifully. The magnetic clasps hold well, everything is holding together and it functions exactly as intended.

The weight reminds me of the time I commissioned some PA speakers and specified everything in detail – except the weight. Ended up knackering the rear suspension on my Subaru (quite an achievement) and saving gym membership for many years. Again, I’d not considered how much it would work out. Somewhat on the porky side at 800gm all up, okay for something which is not EDC, but stays in the office.

The looks – can’t decide if I’ve ended up with Attila the Hun’s personal organiser, the owner’s manual for a medieval siege tower or something more appropriate in a BDSM accessories brochure. Its grown on me, I’ve come to think of it as a tome, and wonder if it would feel happier chained to something, or with a few engraved charms or glyphs as decorations. And it meets all my original criteria, particularly in the looking ‘different’ requirement.

Once again thank you Paul. 

15 October 2017

What types of planners belong on Philofaxy?

Before you leap to the comments below... I'm using planner in a generic sense here, all types of paper planner no matter what sort/brand/type.

So for the purposes of sorting blog posts/videos in to the either Philofaxy or Travellers Notebook Times,(TN Times) I come across lots of blog posts/videos that are 'planner' related.

Quite often people will change from using an organiser and start using a travellers notebook or vice-versa. And then there are other types too. But more on those in a moment. 

So how do I decide/or should I decide which type goes in which version of Web Finds? 

Here is how I think it should be:

  • Filofax and other brands of ring bound organisers - Philofaxy
  • Disc bound planners/notebooks - Philofaxy
  • Any future type of planner that can have the pages removed and replaced individually - Philofaxy
  • Any posts that could be applied to a ring/disc bound system equally as their intended design in one of the other types. e.g. a printed insert in one of the common sizes. 
  • Posts about organisation, time management etc. 
  • Occasionally posts that over-lap both categories of Philofaxy and TN Times
Travellers Notebook Times (TN Times):
  • Travellers Notebooks(TN) - TN Times
  • Bound planners e.g. Quo Vadis hard and soft bound diaries and notebooks - TN Times
  • Coil bound planners e.g. Erin Condren Life Planners - TN Times
  • Any posts that could be applied to a bound system equally as their intended design in one of the other types. e.g. a printed insert in one of the common sizes that could be used to create a TN booklet. 
  • Posts about organisation, time management etc. 
  • Occasionally posts that over-lap both categories of Philofaxy and TN Times
Please leave a comment below if theres anything I've missed or you think it should be different.

Thank you. 
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