- Sharp pocket knife
- Pick tool of some sort, either a small flat head screw driver (will be used to hollow out inside of cork)
- Piece of small tubing, I used an old broken tent pole cut down, you can use anything that will fit inside of the cork
- bottle of good wine and real cork (not the new rubbery corks)
- wine glass to drink the wine as you work on the project!
Step 1: Preparing the Cork
Next push the tubing into the center of the bottom cork to make a depression that will act as our template when we begin hollowing the inside. You may find it easier to see the depression if you mark it with a pen.
Step 2: Hollowing Out the Cork
Take care at this point as the cork becomes delicate the more insides are removed.
Once this has been completed, cut your tubing to fit on the interior of the cork. Insert tubing into the interior of the cork. Make sure it hits the bottom while still leaving an 1/8" of tubing sticking out the top. This will act as the lip for the lid.
Step 3: Building the Lid
Also try and make sure that the transition from lid to cork is as seamless as possible so as to hide the fact that it is a Hidden compartment.
Step 4: Find a Wine Cork Hidden Compartment Guardian
With so much value in a small hidden compartment, you may want to find a loot guardian.
Fritz is a mean old puss and usually his eyes alone keep the contents of this cork secret! He does a fine job when he's not sleeping or chasing squirrels.