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Hidden Compartment for Cash or Papers

DIY Secret Compartment in Pencil

Andrew Salomone over on Instructables.com describes how to create a secret compartment in a standard No.2 pencil. He uses several in-progress photos and details the construction fluently. You need a drill press in order to hollow the pencil, but the rest of the process looks pretty straightforward.

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Hidden Box Behind Books

DIY Multi-book Secret Compartment

Makezine recently featured this video on how to build a multi-book secret storage box. Starting with a group or series of books you can conceal a much larger compartment. You can also use a jig or a scroll saw to avoid the tedious process of cutting individual pages one-by-one.

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Secret Compartment Book for Nexus

Homemade Hollow Book Nexus Cover

A friend of mine brought his Nexus over to the house in this homemade hollow book case. He said it took a couple hours to complete and works nicely. He made the cuts from the rear of the book, so they gradually get smaller toward the front. If he were to do it again, he’d […]

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Library Finds Gun Hidden in Book

Gun Found in Hollow Book Compartment

A book recently donated to the Valparaiso branch of the Porter County Public Library contained a shocking surprise. A .31-caliber, single shot, black powder gun was found hidden in a secret compartment hollowed out in the book. Records aren’t kept on donations, so there was no way to find out who the gun originally belonged […]

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