Notepad refills for GTD Notetaker Wallet

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  1. revmhj

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    Do you have any direction on where to find or create replacements for the A5 pad that was glued along the side and was made for the leather memo pad?
     
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    For those looking for a David Allen Co Notetaker wallet alternative -- I purchased the Retro 51 Traveler Leather Set TRV-01 Black on Amazon for $38 and have been loving it.

    It fits the USA Pad #24BW that John mentioned perfectly.

    The pen is nice but falls out sometimes - still - if you are in the market for a notetaker wallet - this one is pretty great!

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J8CGNX4/ref=twister_B078CQFLQK?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 (not an affiliate link!)
     
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    So far I have not seen a pad like that, with the glue on the side. We had them custom made in quantity (heavier paper, with printing on it), so unfortunately our source isn't practical for individuals.
     
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    Hey, so curious thing. I decided to use my notetaker wallet again. (Been using Bellroy's for a little while) and found some notepads that fit pretty well. I like the paper a lot better. They are a little thicker but overall do the trick. Here's the link:

    They are more costly on Amazon, but I'm sure there are cheaper ways to get them. I have a local stationary store that brings them in for about 4$ a pad. You want Maruman Number N161 for the size that fits. It’s a little thinner but it makes up for the thicker pad size.

    https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00TZHM0RK/ref=ox_sc_act_title_4?smid=ABY56ZV6Q3JE8&th=1
    3.66" x 1.97" (Modified A8)

    I may know a guy who can produce these things to spec like David Allen had made. Same leathershop as Saddleback Leather. I spoke with him a few times. hit me up if it’s of interest and we'll create a team to get these wallets remade, then cut everyone in on profits, pay whatever we need to pay for designs, templates, prototypes, etc. We already know there's a market.

    I do need. good pen to replace the rotring... Any suggestions? I'm using a spacepen at the moment.

    email me (Sam) info@paradoxconsulting.international
    And David let me know when you're in Vancouver, or breaking any forum policies with the above post. Thanks everyone!


     
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    I decided to go another route and made a larger wallet that takes standard 3x5 inch pads either top bound or side bound. It can be sewn out of fabrics. A space pen fits in the inside holder. This was the prototype.

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1XRGyMsVRvPwp2EIdIpe2XV4xOm36tcku

    The next version will have a clear plastic window for the drivers license or ID area.

    I've been using my prototype for almost a yer. it's thin due to how the credit cards are stored and works well and the pad refills are cheap.

    PS it also can hold larger size currency than just US dollars.
     
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    Wow, that's really cool I have to say. It's a little bigger but the refits are accessible everywhere. It's nice having a single pad for everything. You could probably fit a phone in there too.
     
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    Bigger in dimensions but thinner even with a lot more cards in it. For me thinner and standard pads was more important than absolute size. I use a trekker space pen in it but it's sized so even a normal standard pen will fit.
     
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    You made a wallet? How impressive!

    When I was around 13 I made a Stratego board game. I sawed up scrap lumber to make the pieces. They were uneven and ugly. Your wallet is the opposite -- elegant, functional, and finely detailed. I imagine it's a conversation starter as well.

    (I recently played an online version of Stratego. One opponent got mad that I was winning, swore at me and called me a newbie. I replied that he was misspelling a certain versatile four-letter word that I've known since before I played Stratego. Let's just say that was well before Y2K, which may be before he was born.)
     
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    No Actually I made an engineering model, in paper and with removable scotch tape as the hinges and sewing lines as pen markings and handed the completed item to a skilled seamstress. She took my model and figured out a way to cut the fabric so it could be sewn on a standard sewing machine easily with all the wrong sides of the fabric inside and still work. 2 different skills. We are collaborating on rev 2 of the wallet incorporating some changes I think would improve it. I hope to have prototype number 2 by Christmas. Ultimate goal (when the project will be completed) is to publish the dimensions and suggested fabric choices plus a downloadable pattern for the fabric pieces on-line so others can make their own. We plan ti use an open source format.
     
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    This brings a lot of joy to me! I am super interested!
     

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