In my quest for better notebooks, I bought a spiral-binding machine so that I could make my own. Here are a few of my creations so far.
This is the first batch. Record covers and old merchandising materials make excellent notebook covers.
Here are a couple more:
The pages inside are either drawing paper, college-ruled notebook paper, or — my favorite — the following half-and-half stock (from Beinfang “Notesketch” books):