For those with an ESV Study Bible in the tru-tone version who want to remove the orange triangle doohicky on the front, or are at least curious on what it looks like without it, here’s how I took it off:
Behold, the triangle doohickythingamajig. (Yes, that’s a theological term, but never mind that now, we have work to do!) Some like it, most don’t. I do not. It bugs me. I have a sharp instrument and I am not afraid to use it.
Though I’m fully convinced the good folk at Crossway had the best intentions for this bobble whilst at the meeting for the ESVSB design and layout, it’s execution is less than favorable. You can see here how easily something can catch it and might possible rip it off or at least tear a seam. Rather than wait until it does, I just decided to hack’r off.
Grab a razor blade, X-Acto knife, or some other device of lethal sharpness and cut one seem.
Once cut, you can just pull out the remainder of the thread with tweezers.
Once the thread is out, peel off the triangle doohickeythingamajigabob. You can see a dab of glue or tape they used to hold it place while the machine stitched it on. COOL!….sort of…in a geeky sorta’way.
The end result. Yes, you’ll still have the holes left behind from the stitching, but if that bugs you, don’t do it….just keep your little triangle thinga-madoo and live a long fruitful life.
Now open it and read.
This is all personal taste here folks. Please refrain from sending me “your so stupid, you ruined a perfectly good bible” emails…and I, umm, say that in brotherly love. 🙂