New Life of Old Magazines

New Life of Old Magazines

I think everybody buys newspapers or magazines regularly. Purposes are different – for education, entertainment, to find out the latest news… But the outcome is usually the same – after we are done reading – we throw it away. One guy decided that it is not fair and there is an interesting way to use them further. Here is what he did.

Two old magazines. Throw them away, right? Nope.

Two old magazines. Throw them away, right? Nope.

First, remove the cover and size it to a piece of 9mm plywood.

First, remove the cover and size it to a piece of 9mm plywood.

At this point, be sure there’s no sawdust on the wood. If there is, you’ll have problems later. Use an adhesive spray to attach the cover.

At this point, be sure there's no sawdust on the wood. If there is, you'll have problems later. Use an adhesive spray to attach the cover.

Like so.

Like so.

Now, use scroll saw with a very thin blade. As thin as you can find in fact. Here’s where the magic happens.

Now, use scroll saw with a very thin blade. As thin as you can find in fact. Here's where the magic happens.

Oh yes. We’re creating a puzzle here. Start by sawing the cover in half.

Oh yes. We're creating a puzzle here. Start by sawing the cover in half.

And then start creating puzzle pieces as you see fit. It’s important to do it freehand so that none of the pieces are the same.

And then start creating puzzle pieces as you see fit. It's important to do it freehand so that none of the pieces are the same.

Be as creative as you desire by making the pieces as big or as small as you want. If it’s for a child, it’s probably best to cut bigger pieces.

Be as creative as you desire by making the pieces as big or as small as you want. If it's for a child, it's probably best to cut bigger pieces.

Looking good…

Looking good...

…and done. You’re complete, one of a kind magazine cover puzzle.

...and done. You're complete, one of a kind magazine cover puzzle.

Mario GameInformer magazine, it’s a 53 piece puzzle.

In the case of ToxicSludge1977's Mario GameInformer magazine, it's a 53 piece puzzle.