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03.04.2002

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i got you covered !
by Diana Goodman
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6 Insert eyelets in holes (bearing in mind the front of the album is the "front side"). Follow the directions for using the eyelet anvil. For the ones along the edges you can also use pliers.

TIP #3: It is very likely the eyelet won't go all the way through perfectly because of the board's thickness. This is OK. You only need them to stop the hole from tearing. Also, make sure the holes are big enough. Unlike fabric, the two layers of paperboard will have no "give": If you try to force an eyelet through, the backside bends and you've wasted an eyelet.

shelves
The remaining halves will become the shelves. There's really only one shelf, with a vertical piece to stabilize it. I'm calling this a shelf too to make it easier to explain.

1 For the horizontal shelf, mark a 3/8" border around three sides two short, one long.
2 On the long side, start from the 3/8" line and mark every 1-5/8".
3 On the short sides, start from the 3/8" line and mark every 1-3/4".
4 Poke holes and install grommets.
5 Measure half-way up the long way. Draw a horizontal line. Starting from the side WITHOUT grommets, cut a slit three inches deep.
6 For the vertical shelf, follow the directions for the horizontal shelf, but on step four, cut the slit starting from the side WITH grommets.

the back
1 Starting with the full cover (which will form the back of the box) draw a line 3/8" in around the entire edge.
2 Starting from the 3/8" mark, measure every 1-5/8" around all four sides. This should give you eight holes per side total (including corners).
3 Measure half-way up from the bottom edge and draw a horizontal line across. Starting at the 3/8" line, mark every 1-5/8".

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