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How to Effortlessly Make Secret Compartments in Books

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Project by Jack Houweling posted 11-20-2015 05:43 AM 2768 views 8 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

How to make secret compartments in books using a hole saw, very fast.
With a few basic woodworking tools and some old books and you can drill out many in a very short time. Great project for beginner woodworkers.

Follow this easy step by step video-

https://youtu.be/HNVlrJTJuKo

-- Jack, Delta B.C. http://www.jax-design.net





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TheFridge

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#1 posted 11-20-2015 05:52 AM

I just hide my money in a stack of playgirls.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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fatman51

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#2 posted 11-20-2015 10:44 AM



I just hide my money in a stack of playgirls.

- TheFridge


Huh? I read your profile and that makes no sense. Lol

Hello Jack. That is a pretty neat trick, but as the wife will not let me destroy any of her books, I will have to master the binding of blank paper up into books before I can try it.

John

-- The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. Benjamin Franklin

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#3 posted 11-20-2015 02:03 PM

Hey John, if you’re hiding something put it in the absolute last place a burglar would look.

-- Bob Anderton - Austin, TX - Nova 3000 lathe, Alaskan Mark III mill, Husqavarna Saw

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#4 posted 11-20-2015 02:54 PM

Thanks for the idea.

I just hide my money in tools.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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Dan

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#5 posted 11-20-2015 04:26 PM

Way way back in high school I carved a space for a squirt gun in a hard back Zane Grey book. Worked pretty good.

-- If I knew who it was and what they are doing perhaps I could defend myself...

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Pointer

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#6 posted 11-21-2015 12:01 AM

Ya, we used to do this way back in the 70’s as well. Good place to hide . . . well, can’t remember now.

-- Joe - - When 10 million people believe in a dumb idea, it's still a dumb idea.

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#7 posted 11-21-2015 01:59 AM

Neat idea for making clean cuts.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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jtm

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#8 posted 11-21-2015 02:31 AM

What a novel idea

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Jack Houweling

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#9 posted 11-21-2015 05:36 AM

Thanks everyone. Now you can all make one….unless everyone reads Lumberjocks.

-- Jack, Delta B.C. http://www.jax-design.net

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#10 posted 11-21-2015 11:58 PM

I did one years ago to hold a small derringer in an old dictionary. Used a razor knife. It worked, but the cut-out sure was messy!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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woodshaver Tony C

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#11 posted 11-23-2015 12:19 PM

Good idea and a nice way to make that cut Jack! Nice and clean and easy to do!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#12 posted 03-11-2017 10:14 AM

I wish I just had something worth hiding!

-- Regards Robert

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