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You are done!  At the library when I bought my book, the librarian told me how she had made a hollow book and how her children wanted her to keep their private stuff safe in her hollow book.  Also,  my daughter is making 2 of these for keeping "keep sakes" for her two boys.  She designed new dust covers for these books and they look great.  Do whatever you want to do and keep what you want to keep secret, and Enjoy!

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I think wrapping the pages you don't want glue on with glad press n seal and then a grocery bag would be the way to go.... I'm hollowing out an old Hymnal that I keep next to my Bibles to hide my.... ???
<p>Sounds like a great idea. Thanks for commenting and good luck.</p>
<p>I made this, and changed a little. I wanted a photo frame, so i glued together the two halves separately. then i shallowly cut the pages. The pictures are not in yet, but this is the book</p>
That's sooooo kewl !!! I think i'm making one from from a Dr Seuss book for pics of my daughter, thanks for the idea !!! You're my hero today Celeste !!! ????
<p>Congratulations and thanks for sharing.</p>
<p>Thank you so much for making this <em>Instructable</em></p>
Does it have to be hard cover? Or is it just easier to do this then a soft book <br>Thanks
<p>hard cover is the best but if you don't have one or your too lazy to buy one like me then go with soft coverings</p>
Hard cover is heavier, this sturdier, yet since you glue the pages together you could do it with a paper back book. Thanks for commenting.
<p>thanks it realy helped i am going to put my phone in the one i make so i can text in class</p>
<p>Same</p>
I picked up an old copy of Robinson Crusoe from a thrift store for a dollar or two and now it sits on my shelf, ready to conceal whatever small things I decide to store in it. Great Instructable.
I loved this idea!! Can a box cutter work to cut the pages?
this is a perfect idea to hide many stuff, awesome!
love your work, you've been featured: <br>http://secretbooksafe.com/diy-hollow-book-safes/
Thanks, I am honored.
Great tutorial. I just posted a <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Secret-Book-Hidden-Compartment-Spy/" rel="nofollow"><strong>video</strong></a> on Instructables on the same subject (I made the video about 5 years ago when I had a Spy Gear website). Be careful, HowCast will rip you off! They stole one of my video ideas.
Very cool! When I made a hollowed out book for a christmas present, I drilled 4 small holes in the pages for the corners, that helped keep them even. I started out using a knife like you but switched to a dremel tool. The inside of your book looks much more neat and clean, nice job!
thanks for the idea of a dremel tool, i would have never thought of that. sounds way faster. good idea.
Thanks for looking and commenting.
I built one of these years ago, but I didn't think to glue the pages, so it didn't work very well.
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