Introduction: Hidden Baseball Compartment
As a lover of all things secret, hidden compartments are a much loved concept of mine. Baseball is my favorite team sport and is coming back in the next week! What better to do except make a awesome baseball secret compartment. This is a fun and easy idea if you want to hide anything. This is an escpessially great idea for a Geocach too. Not to mention it's easily made in under 30 minutes.
Step 1: Supplies and Tools:
- Pocket Knife (optional)
- Assorted Drill Bits
- A Baseball holder (I didn't have one so I used a checker and it looks great :P)
- A Marker (Optional and I forgot to include it in the picture, but hopefully you know what a marker is :D)
Step 2: Drilling the Hole
To make the hole in the Baseball that will become your secret compartment you'll need you drill and drill bits. You can use any size you want but I used a 5/8 inch drill bit. Make sure you bit is sharp and drill away. (My bit was dull and it was hard to get through the leather so I had to start small and work my way up to 5/8) Again your hole can be as big as you want but I made my hole go almost all the way through. When you drill, do it in a place that can get dirty or be ready to clean up, as there is a lot of dust and debris that comes out of the ball.
Step 3: Finishing Touches
After you drill, your secret compartment is almost done. Here are some finishing touches that I used and thought of to make the compartment better. Too start you can use a baseball-holder/display or just something like a plastic black color that looks like one to set your baseball on. This will also help by covering the hole in the ball. One thing I did that In my opinion greatly made a difference, was I used my handy dandy pocket knife and cut off the excess leather and debris. This made the ball, overall, look cleaner and more authentic (perfect so your parents don't expect you to hide your precious Hairbow gummy bears in it). I didn't decide to do this, but any baseball player/fan will have fun writing their favorite pro's or their very own signature on the ball. Now after a few minutes your secret Baseball is now ready to hold your gold, money, candy, ect. And you are able to feel safe knowing your most prized possessions are hidden in a handy dandy baseball.
Now that you no longer have to worry about your secret Instructable idea filled post-its are safe, thanks for reading (and hopefully enjoying) my Instructable. This Instructable was entered into the Secret Compartment Challenge so all likes, votes, and feedback are greatly appreciated. :)
P.s. Smarties fit perfectly in the baseball.
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