A friend of mine is going to be a biological father soon and I wanted to thank him for the many times he’s housed me while I was traveling by sending him a care package consisting of the things he’ll need as a daddy like cookies and girly magazines hidden inside of parenting magazines. The latter was more complicated than I thought as it was no mean task to just remove pages and paste the new magazine in. First, the magazines had to be shimmed to the same size and the band saw did not do nearly as elegant a job as I would have wished. Instead, a rotary trimmer was used and then gaps or misses were fixed up a with a razor blade. Then, I tried one of two tactics:
Tactic #1: Glue job – I cut out the appropriate number of pages from the parenting magazine to make room for the squared off girly magazine pages and doused both sides with a heavy coating of rubber cement before joining the two together and clamping it in place.
Tactic #2: Embedded Magazine – In this simpler scenario, I kept the entire inner magazine whole and just pasted it inside after shimming.
The first method appears to look better but the second delivers a much better binding. Keep this in mind next time you need to hide one magazine inside another.