Slightly off topic: Question, Wood magazine, #1 issue. Cut it or leave it alone....

    Recently I lost a lot of issues of Wood magazine to water damage. I've replaced most. I'm on a mission now. I'm cutting the magazines in half, scanning them to PDF file (I bought a scanner with a document feeder, wow), then using a 3 hole paper punch and putting them in 3 ring binders sorted by year and month.
I just came across the #1 issue of wood magazine in excellent condition. I'm tempted to cut it, scan it and preserve it forever. Thoughts on this? Is it collectable? Leave it alone as is?
PS, if anyone has interest in doing this, make a database in Excel. Put in a 'comment box' for each cell with features of each issue, it's searchable. In one glance, you can see what issues you have and what is in each magazine.... Also burning the PDF files to DVD to preserve them forever. Really have no need now for the paper copies.... but there's nothing like holding one in your hand. Also, you can open the 3 ring binder and take out the few pages with the plans you need.
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I've been doing something similar using Keynote. I have a tab marked "Magazine Articles" under a woodworking tab. I then have an index of various subjects: Tables, Cabinets, Shop Jigs, etc and references in each of those to magazine articles. For those articles that seem to have near immediate or serious application, I also scan in the article, save it as a Word document (with scanned copy as pictures), then save a link in the Keynote tab for that article.
For articles or plans that I am using, I copy the article, bind it with a comb binder between a couple of heavy card-stock covers along with a few blank pieces of paper and take that down to the shop -- I can then annotate or modify the plans as I please on the copies and make notes in the back and still have the rest of the magazine in pristine condition for future use.
+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------+ Now we'll just use some glue to hold things in place until the brads dry +--------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
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