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Re: O-wires for BIA
Board: BIA Addicts
Reply to: #877365 by scouttrekkie
Nov 19, 2014 1:30pm
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Is it my imagination, or are these o-wires getting harder to find? I bought a bunch at Walmart online for cheap (1/2 inch size) awhile back and now they don't seem to have them at all.

Just checked Amazon and they have Zutter Owire 1/2-Inch, 6-Piece, Black for $3.81 a pack. That's a really good price.

If you want bulk, they have Zutter Bulk Owire 1/2-Inch, 100-Piece, Silver for $42.99.

Just call me thrifty--

Patty (Jaybirders)
Re: O-wires for BIA
Board: BIA Addicts
Reply to: #877366 by Jaybirders
Nov 19, 2014 3:03pm
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For some reason, I thought Bind it alls, were being discontinued. So they may be just trying to get rid of stock.
HELP!
Board: BIA Addicts
Dec 26, 2014 7:26am
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I got a BIA for Christmas - what is a good size coil to start with? Any newbie tips? Boy are those directions confusing!!
Re: HELP!
Board: BIA Addicts
Reply to: #881622 by Mommy Mouse
Dec 26, 2014 7:53am
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I use the 1/2 inch most of all, but sometimes the 3/4 inch for box logbooks. The 1-inch is good for letterboxer logbooks. I've gotten to the point where I only use 1/4 of the directions. Once you go through the directions once or twice all the way through, you'll see what I mean about some of the directions being unnecessary. It's definitely a trial and error process at the beginning.
Re: HELP!
Board: BIA Addicts
Reply to: #881622 by Mommy Mouse
Dec 26, 2014 8:03am
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When I first got my BIA these videos really helped. http://binditall.com/VideoGuide.html

It also helps to have a logbook to look at when I'm binding one. It keeps me from putting the coils in the book backwards.

I use the 1/2 inch coils for logbooks that will be put in letterboxes. My books are usually about 3x5 inch or smaller and about 40-50 pages.
Re: HELP!
Board: BIA Addicts
Reply to: #881622 by Mommy Mouse
Dec 26, 2014 9:49am
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I was pretty sorry when I first started with mine. I 'm not at all a crafty person so if I can get it, you will too! It was a lot of trial and error. The more I messed up the more determined I was to do it right. Don't feel bad if you have a hard time at first. Just keep at it. And don't be shy about asking for help. I did and everyone was great.

My favorite sizes are 1/2 inch (inside plants logbooks) and I also like the 3/4 inch and 1 inch for logbooks for use out in the field. I bought some 3/8 inch wires and to me, they are basically useless--too small. The 1 1/2 inch size is way too big to be practical to me, at least.

Good luck! You will enjoy it! It's a lot of fun.
Re: HELP!
Board: BIA Addicts
Reply to: #881622 by Mommy Mouse
Dec 26, 2014 10:47am
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For small logbooks for small containers: 1/2 inch. For larger containers (thicker and 2" deep) , I say 3/4 inch. The 1/2 inch only holds about 30 pieces of card stock.

I make a lot of large logbooks, so I use a lot of 3/4 inch. Depends what you are making...

You can always bind with ribbon or leather cord if you need a different size.
Re: HELP!
Board: BIA Addicts
Reply to: #881622 by Mommy Mouse
Dec 27, 2014 11:16am
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welcome to the world of easy logbook making. Here's a message number with some photos to get you inspired.
Msg: 617088

deniserows
a turquoise BIA
Re: HELP!
Board: BIA Addicts
Reply to: #881754 by deniserows
Dec 28, 2014 6:28pm
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Message 617088

When I enter that number on the Boards/Message # search I get Message #881830. What am i doing wrong?
Re: HELP!
Board: BIA Addicts
Reply to: #881924 by CTEagleEye
Dec 28, 2014 6:51pm
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Re: HELP!
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Reply to: #881927 by Explorin Orren
Dec 28, 2014 7:54pm
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Thanks! Bookmarked it!
O wires
Board: BIA Addicts
Jun 2, 2017 7:15pm
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Has anyone ordered O wires from a company called www.BindingDepot.com ? Or can someone advise another source?
O wires
Board: BIA Addicts
Jun 2, 2017 8:00pm
Has anyone ordered O wires from www.BinderDepot.com? Or can you suggest another source? Thanks
Re: O wires
Board: BIA Addicts
Reply to: #946419 by Furface
Jun 4, 2017 5:05am
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Yes. They were the least expensive place I found, but you have to order a bunch. I had no trouble with this company.
Re: O wires
Board: BIA Addicts
Reply to: #946449 by Wry Me
Jun 4, 2017 7:33pm
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Great! Thanks!
Heidi cinch
Board: BIA Addicts
Dec 17, 2017 11:26am
Anyone use the new heidi cinch and do you like it ? I have a 100$ Gift card to hobby lobby and they no longer carry the zutter machine
Thoughts and feedback
BIA supplies
Board: BIA Addicts
Feb 24, 2019 7:04am
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Anyone else having a problem getting supplies for making notebooks with the BIA, chipboard, coils?
Re: BIA supplies
Board: BIA Addicts
Reply to: #972081 by Mini Mouse
Feb 25, 2019 11:47am
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I have found coils at these websites:

www.LaminationDepot.com
www.mybinding.com

Chipboard I usually find at Craft Warehouse, Michaels or JoAnns.

Good luck!
Kizmet