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How to Make a Secret Book Safe

How to Hollow Out a Book to Make a Secret Book Safe
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Comments (9)
  1. Debi says:

    I love making these. They make great presents.

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      They are great handmade presents! I’m thinking of making a couple more myself 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, Debi!

  2. Carol says:

    Is there a way to make the book covers look old & dusty.

  3. Carol says:

    How can I distress the book cover?

    1. Dinah Wulf says:

      Great question! I’ve never tried it before. I found this on eHow though! http://www.ehow.com/how_8761862_do-distressing-books.html Hope this helps!

  4. Nana says:

    I did this years ago but like mine better. DO NOT glue the outside edges of the pages. Glue the INSIDE cut edges after you cut out the center. (And not Modge Podge. Use some airplane glue.) Then it looks far more realistic. Also, leave a dozen or more pages uncut at the front of the book past the front page, not just one. Then it is more realistic in case somebody actually picks up the book. I did this 25 years ago to hide a handgun, and nobody ever found it.

    1. barbara meagher says:

      Must be far more difficult cutting out the inside pages with the outer pages unglued?

      1. Dinah Wulf says:

        I imagine so, but with a little pressure you may be ok!

  5. Nana says:

    Instead of “distressing” the outside of the book, buy an older book at a thrift store.

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