"Textbook" Hidden Compartment




In this 'ible I will show you how to make a kewl contraband smuggling device (perfect for school).

Step 1: Choose a Book

I choose an old accounting textbook that my dad didnt want, preferably hard back this will make it stronger and safer, (for whatevers inside).

Step 2: What You Need

you will need:
a craft knife
a drill
clamps x2
a book

Step 3: Draw Your Hole

Mark out the shape of your hole, make sure its not too close to the sides (to prevent tearing later on) mines about 4 centimetres/ 1 and a half inches from the sides.

Step 4: Drill the Holes

drill through the book along the the outline, put clamps on either side of the marking so the pages are tightly squished together, you will need to make lots of individual holes very close together, make sure not to drill through the cover

Step 5: Cut the Hollow Out

using the craft knife cut along the holes and just tear the pages out after. Its just homemade perferated paper essentialy

Step 6: Glue It Together

rub glue into the inside of the hollow make sure its getting inbetween the pages as the book will not hold things efficently if it doesnt. leave it to dry for 24 hours, put the clamps on either side of the hole the pressure will help it too dry stronger

Step 7: The Finished Product

Taa Daa you now have a smuggling compartment textbook, if you put it out in front of you with an ipod in it like you are reading you can actualy get away with watching movies on an ipod, its also a good place too put money if somone in your class has sticky fingers.



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    9 Discussions


    8 years ago on Introduction

    Nice idea, but would it not be easier to clamp the pages tightly between two pieces of relatively thick plywood, and then cut the opening with a jigsaw?

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    I'll make another version that doesn't waste a good book (if that's all you have). I also recommend putting a lock on that (or maybe magnets).


    9 years ago on Introduction

    Yeah this is pretty sweet, but a little tip. You might not want to do this with a book you plan on reading or you are currently reading. Lol