Super Secret Case, for Small Things




Ever needed a secret place to hold that, love note?, bullet?, coin? or anything similar?
Well, this is definitely what you need!
I mean, who ever checks the INSIDE of a lighter?!

Step 1: Gathering Materials.

Well, as you have probably figured out, we are going to be hinding our valuables inside a lighter.
When doing this instructable, don't be afraid to modify the lighter to suit your own needs, after all, it is D.I.Y!

Glue Gun, or any other type of glue, tarzan grip etc
Jet Lighter, like the one shown, a bigger lighter is preffered, look for ones with lights or similar, usually they are bulkier.
Screw Driver and Needle, to remove screws and hinges.

Step 2: Pulling It Apart.

Ok, so you have your brilliant New York lighter (guess where it's from?!?.)

Step 1:
On the bottom of the lighter, next to the refill nozle, there should be a small screw, undo it.

Step 2:
Pull on the top of the cap, to remove the 'lighter' from the case.

Step 3:
Remove the gas canister, igniter, and any other assorted electronics.
To remove the 'dodgy' hinges if you have them, poke one side with a needle of pin, then slide the metal out.

Step 4:
Where the flame is produced, lift the ring off, using a screwdriver. Pull the gas feeder out.

Step 3: Putting It Back

Righto, so we have our lighter in bits,

Step 1:
Get the pushy down bit, and glue it back into its original position.

Step 2:
Slide the cap, back into position.

Step 3:

Put your super secret things inside.
If searched, you mearly present them with a lighter :)
Have fun!



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    8 Discussions


    9 years ago on Step 3

    1. If you glue down the lid, how do you get your super-secret thingy out? 2. If the intent is to smuggle things past security checkpoints, the lighter willhave to function. Address these issues and you've got a real hidden safe. Great job!


    10 years ago on Introduction

    If your objective was to hide something in something else, this would be cool... But if I were rifling through a person's house, a souvenir lighter is probably something I'd take.... and once I found out it didn't work, I'd toss it. So even if I were caught, and the rest of your stuff was recovered, whatever it was that was really awesome that was hidden in the fake lighter would be lost.

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    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    a burglar spends an average of 8 minutes inside a persons home. during that time, they will tend to focus on the most obvious spots that contain the most valuable items they can quickly sell. taking a souvenir lighter would be a waste of time.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    I was thinking more of getting through metal detectors etc, people would recognise it as a lighter and let it be.


    10 years ago on Introduction

    A sharpie or highlighter is more likely to be left by someone who tries to rob you. Nice job on the writeup though.