Say you want to scan one of your books so you can have it on your iPad or other tablet device. The easiest way to scan the book is to remove the binding and run it through a sheet feeder.
This, of course, destroys the book. But it does make for nice scans.
Recently lifehacker.com showed how to remove the binding with a circular saw. Check out that video here. Of course, not everyone has one of these finger-flaying mechanical monsters, so I decided to show how this can be done with a handsaw.
The paper and glue binding was surprisingly tough to cut through. I started with the crosscut teeth and switched to the rip teeth on this Ryoba so that I didn’t get bored.
Next week: Megan shows you how to make meringue with a plunge router.
— Christopher Schwarz
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