How do you keep them together in the saw? Do you bend the back and front covers all the way back? I already have a dremel tool, but I LOVE using big power tools and miss it since I don't have much access to them or room to use the ones I do have.
Yes, I just bend the covers back out of the way so that the pages are pretty much flat and the exterior of the book is pretty much untouched, except for the one slice at the bottom where I enter the pages to make the cavity.
With the glue going just on the inside of the hole, even the outside of the pages will (kinda) move like a real book's pages would. ....more realistic looking, anyway.
I, too, have an irresistible urge to play with power tools, and have gotten more fun out of the bandsaw than I ever imagined!!
I suspect a Dremel tool could do this project just fine, but probably not quite as fast.
You don't clamp them together or anything? I don't know if I'd be that confident with a band saw since I haven't used one in at least a decade. Congratulations on coming up with such an unusual use for yours! And for having such cool things to donate to the library fund raiser! You're inspiring!