13 December 2011

Free For All Tuesday No. 45

Are you panicking about what diary insert fits any particular size Filofax? Ask the questions and any other Filofax related questions here..... But don't panic... we have the answers!

20 comments:

  1. Does anyone have experience, specifically long-term, with Filofaxes with small gaps in the rings? My Finchley has tiny (fingernail-width) gaps in the top three rings and I'm wondering if they may get bigger over time. I'm guessing it's a manufacturing defect and probably nothing to worry about, but thought I'd ask anyway. :)

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  2. Not to do with inserts really, but I was in Staples at the weekend and they gave me a 20% off voucher to be used in January and it can be used on pretty much all stationery, including filofaxes. You can't need to spend much to get the voucher as I only bought about £3 worth of stuff!

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  3. I have a few filofaxes which I bought in a frenzy but will not use for a year or two (leather ones - a kendal, lyndhurst etc). Will keeping them in a closed cupboard standing affect the leather in any way?

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  4. Liar, make sure the cupboard is cool and dry, and if the Filofaxes came in a box keep them in their box. When I moved to this tropical country my planners and Filofaxes got very hot, and the plastic cover of one of my planners stuck to the leather of my Buckingham. It came apart without ruining the leather, but there is still a mark.

    As long as they stay cool and dry (to prevent mildew), and away from plastic or rust, they should be fine.

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  5. @Hannah: I also have some Filofax binders that have the tiniest of all gaps. Too small to return them and I'm happy to report that they never got bigger, just stayed the same. As long as the paper doesn't get caught in the rings when flipping through the binder, it shouldn't be too big a problem. Just take care to open the rings at the levers (instead of pulling the rings directly) and don't stuff it too much.

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  6. Thank you very much Laurie. I am in Edinburgh (Scotland) so it will be cold most of the time! Some of them are in boxes and one of them is in a bag (the scanda). I will put some of those silica gel bags in the cupboard to make sure it is dry. Again, thanks a lot Laurie.

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  7. Help needed ;)
    Which model might this one be ? the unknown filofax (I have to apologize the quality; it's not made by me ;) )
    I presume mid to late 1980s due to the golden imprint without any hint of the model like since the beginning of the 1990s or these i.e. « 8 - 7/8 - clf » prints ...
    Black leather. Impression is « filofax / Made in England / Real Calf ».
    Left cover : 8 Card slots with a pocket underneath, right cover : zipper pocket. Two pen loops, rings estimated 30 mm in diameter.

    Thaaaaaaank you in advance :)

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  8. Isn't it annoying when Filofax ask you to review your recent purchase when you are still waiting for it to arrive?!!!!

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  9. @Patricia - shooting themselves in the foot a bit there aren't they? I'd be tempted to do a review on their service - from what a few people have said recently their once speedy deliveries seem to be slipping ...

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  10. Hi,

    Just thought I'd mention in case anyone is like me and totally artistically challanged! I wanted some dividers for my Filofax and found a blog called Time 2 Craft with some dividers on. I contacted Sheryl Isbell who runs the blog and she does make dividers for people. She has made me some and they are really gorgeous and good value for money. Just thought I'd let people know if in case they wanted some fancy dividers and couldnt make them.
    x

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  11. Liar, that's great you're in Scotland! I'm headed there myself in just a few days. Someday when I move back there we'll have an Edinburgh meetup and see Craig at The Pen Shop in Jenners!

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  12. that's brilliant Laura. I will keep an eye on the dates and hope to see you all! Cheers..

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  13. Does anyone use coloured mechanical pencils in their Filos? Any lead recommendations? I was thinking about it and read a couple of reviews on Pen Addict/Office Supply Geek but was curious to read anyone's practical application in a Filo??

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  14. @ Patricia - very annoying, especially when they don't even have a tracking number from FedEx for the parcel yet (despatched December 2nd to Switzerland), and the reason it hasn't arrived? Because they didn't include the company name in the address even though I included it with my order and emailed them immediately after receiving my order confirmation because the company name was not included in the address shown on the confirmation... aargh!!!

    I'm just hoping the parcel arrives soon as it has both of my Christmas presents in it...

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  15. Before the day closes (well, the day has closed and it is evening now) but a quick question.. I am looking for a smooth leather A4 and would like to know if the Guildford is as good as Lyndhurst or better in terms of the leather smoothness feel?
    Guildford A4 is available only in ebay and can't find anywhere else.. Any help with finding them, please?

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  16. Calling all A5 Malden owners: I was looking at FFUK and Pens & Leather at these. FFUK says the binders have 30 mm rings, but Pens & Leather say they are only 1" (25 mm). Can anyone who's bought an A5 Malden in North America confirm they are the 30 mm rings? Thx!

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  17. just found myself an A5 raspberry Chameleon for £19.99 at TKMaxx. My xmas pressie to myself. merry xmas all x

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  18. @ Raych - you lucky, lucky thing!!!

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  19. Does anyone have a Holborn? I can't seem to find any pictures or reviews of it except for the little bit on the Filofax website. I'd like to hear from some of you if you have it. Do you like it? How does it compare to the Kendal? How do the pockets work? I checked the philofaxy flickr site and I can't see any pics, if you have one please post pics! I might just get myself one at some point, but not sure if it has much over the Kendal which I own. Thanks!

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  20. @Haufek
    Is it a Piccadilli?
    There's a pic on the Flickr group:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/aspire_to_be/6104000040/in/pool-1860102@N22/
    that looks similar?

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