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Tear-Off Notepads, Custom & Detailed

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As it looks, to make a nice, clean tear-off-notepad seems simple enough.
But it can be quite a journey if you want to get it right: Brittle glue, uneven stacking, ... all problems simple to understand but tricky to conquer.

Find my instructable over at Instructables @ https://www.instructables.com/id/Tear-O ... -Detailed/
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When I was shown how to make pads a long time ago, we used PVA wood glue, just brush on a reasonably thick coating to the edge and let it dry.
I like re-using/re-purposing/recycling old pieces of technology and have boxes of 'useful' looking salvaged parts. One day I might actually make something original ;)
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Yes. I tried this as well. But after like 2-3 Weeks, the glue i could find always became quite brittle... Hotglue solved this issue completely :)
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Hmmm...
Might be a bit of a hijack thing now :(
I experimented with PVA a bit years ago when I started 3D printing.
We have a waterproofing solution in our hardware stores for pavers and concrete.
Milky liquid that dries clear and soaks into the stone.
When it dires on some plastic in a thing film it is rather birttle but if mixed with PVA glue the cured and dried glue is much more flexible.
I tried to make a soft sheet for my build plate to provide good adhesion for Nylon but turned out the mix I created does not like the heat from the first layer.
It might work as a soft glue for your note pads though.

Another thing that should work just fine as well is casting silicone.
Applied to one side of the paper and then pressed and dried on a hot plate - speeds up the curing ;)
It will bond really good to the paper when still liquid but after a quick dring on baking paper on a hot plate for a short moment it just adheres to another sheet of peper but won't bond.
I did a quick test with the Silicreate mix I have here:
Room temp curing time at 25°C is 6 to 8 hours.
Applied with a brush and really thin.
Abused my build plate at 50°C to have a flat surface and used a deck of cards to keep the paper flat.
After just 15 minutes the silicone did not feel tacky anymore and I pressed the sheet onto another sheet of paper.
After 10 hours I was able to peel it off without damage and the thin silicone layer allows the paper to "stick" to most smooth surfaxes as well.

Never tried it but some people claim bees wax does a fantastic job for creating paper stacks as well.
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There is nothing better like a good thread-Hijack! :D

I also used Silicone in the past, but compared to hotglue, it was not better in terms of stability, flexibility and "Tear-ness". The silicone took just too long to cure. Hotglue is done in like 10 seconds.

Never heard of beeswax in this application. Have to give that a try! :)

But to make a good example on how nice a thread-highjack can be: With the notion of "flexible sealant" of yours, i realised, that i have something at home as well, which cures rather quick: Milk of Latex! Maybe this could work as well and "dries"/cures in like 30sec to 1min as it is ammonia-stabilised.
See? Nothing better than a well placed hijack my friend ;)
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Well, as long as it gives new ideas everyone is happy ;)
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