Anybody ever carve up a book to conceal something within?
1. Clamping the pages down between thin boards and attacking the result with
a jig saw.
2. Again clamping the pages and going after the clump with a Harbor Freight
Miracle Multifunction Tool
I've got lots of books to experiment with, but experience trumps
experimentation, hence the question.
Thanks in advance.
(I bought a book on Lupus just for this project. I want to hide my emergency
stash of Vicodin.)
I did one once with an exacto knife, several pages at a time. It was
slow but the edges were clean so it would close normally.
Paint the inside cut area liberally with elmers glue, diluted with
water, put a couple sheets of wax paper under the cover so it will
open and clamp it up.
If someone pulls the book off the shelf to inspect it they'll know
right away it's not a regular book, so don't go kidding yourself. The
edges of the pages are only important if you plan to keep the book
laying around instead of on a book shelf, so rip out the guts, keep
the binding, and use some ripped down 1xwhatever or even laminated
cardboard to make a frame to fit inside the fake book.
Better yet, make a good hiding place. Creating hidey holes is one of
my specialties. I always build them into projects. Customers love
'em and I do it as a freebie since they're fun to make. There was a
book I took out from the library a long time ago, "How to Hide
Anything" - forget the author. Good stuff.
From experience, I can tell you that thieves don't read, hence they've no
reason to even be in the same room as a book. Most, moreover, don't know how
But for those that do, I'm not going to build my secret place in a salacious
novel - like "Lady Chatterly's Lover - that might incentivize them.
One of the drawers in my closet has a partition that has been partially
hollowed out, access from the bottom edge of the partition. The partition
looks/seems fixed but will lift out if the drawer is removed. The partition
isn't very big but I figure it is big enough the hold about $10,000 in 100s.
More if it was holding diamonds :)
I don't want to hide "anything" "anywhere;" I want to hollow out a book. In
this book, which I bought specially for the purpose, I intend to secret a
bottle of Tylenol. Then, the altered book (whose name is "The LUPUS Book, by
Daniel J. Wallace, M.D., ISBN 978-0-19-508443-6) I'll give to my doctor.
He'll get the joke inasmuch as he was as big a fan of "House" as I was.
You should have bought a pre-hollowed-out book.
I find it curious that you're asking people how to cut paper. If you
can wait until after she gets home from day camp tomorrow, I'll see if
my 6 year old nephew is willing to talk you through it.
Of course you want to hide something somewhere, and not the usual
something you hide in the usual place. If you weren't hiding
something you could just hand the bottle and the book to the doctor,
but you're going for the guffaw, so you're hiding something you want
someone to find.
As a self-professed legal-eagle you should know that you are
"planting" something and you are trying to entrap the doctor's sense
of humor. People with a good sense of humor rarely need props.
Here's an example:
Don't be that guy.
Your 'internally vacant' is begging for a rejoinder, but that's just
I made up the 6 year old. I'm not a good liar. When I need pointers
I'll be sure to ask. :)~
Expecting Dr. House for a visit?
I interviewed with a company last fall that made security devices (dye bombs,
and such). One of their products was a tracker that was inserted into a
hollowed out pack of bills. When the pack found that it was no longer in the
bank, it triggered a GPS tracker and cell phone. It would then call home and
they could track the money on a web site (the web site was given to the
authorities). Neat stuff. There were *piles* of cut money all over the
place, in every denomination. The tracker was exactly the same size as the
bill from the edge of the SN to the other SN. There was several million in
stacks of hollowed out bills laying around the place. The centers were
Professional crooks/thieves know all this stuff, it's a running battle
to keep one step ahead of them. That's why it's only the stupid,
ignorant, uninformed criminals who get caught. Or because someone they
are associated with drops the ball. O_o
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