I've been collecting woodworking magazines for a very long time. How long? I'm a charter subscriber to WOOD and have every issue from number 1 on. I also have dozens of others like AW, FWW, WJ, etc.
Here's the problem. They take up space - lots of space. The LOML and I are trying to reduce the amount of 'stuff' we have and the magazines seem like a good place to start.
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Here's my problem. I seem to have become quite attached to them. Hundreds of plans and articles I want to be able to refer back to "someday". How do others do this? I'm looking at two possibilities right now. Perhaps you know of a third?
First, I'm thinking of going through them all and tearing out the pages that interest me or might be of interest in the future. Then I would put them in some order of topic and place them in a file drawer. It pains me to cut them up, but judging by the response Mr. Stats got on his trying to sell his magazines I think I just place too much value on the.
Second choice would be to scan the pages that I want and file them on a CD. This would take longer, but would take up less room and be faster to search. My fear is that 10 years from now CD's might be obsolete or the file format might be. Also, I've heard the CD's have a life span. Paper never goes out of style.
So. Any suggestions? How do you all handle this problem?