I've often been asked how I make the wooden binders that I use to hold my wood plans. The trick is in finding the right hinge and then coming up with a design that is useful, will last and is not ugly.
My son offered to shoot a quick video, so here is his first production effort and our video on how to make a wooden binder or scrapbook.
If you try it yourself, please upload you results so we can share them.
P.S. Here is a quick plan and parts list...