Have you made a secret book?

Have you made a secret book?

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It’s the end of the weekend, have you made a secret compartment book yet? If you made one, leave a link to a picture of it in the comments!

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Nathan Luoto has an awesome tutorial. It uses magnets to keep the book closed! – Link

Javier also made an awesome book! – Link

28 thoughts on “Have you made a secret book?

  1. Andrew Reid says:

    I loved the secret book. It brings back memories. I used to make these 30 years ago when I was about 7 or 8 and had completely forgotten about them. Having resparked my interest I will definitely make another one – but this time I am sure the finish will be a lot better.

  2. Hoffmangler says:

    Here
    and Here

    Quick tip: Use hot glue rather than elmers to do the lining. (White glue takes forever to dry)

  3. BigD145 says:

    I’ve got one made in a grade school textbook some dozen+ years ago. I never bothered to glue the pages and it’s all rough, but it applies here. http://www.flickr.com/photos/50438468@N00/sets/72157603419801491/

  4. Samuel says:

    I made one out of my old bible:
    http://asylu.ms/2007/3/check-out-my-bible/

    I used mod podge instead of glue and have magnets to hold it shut, its really nice looking

  5. FallingLeaves123 says:

    http://www.freehollowbooks.com just added some new books. Check them out.

  6. Justin says:

    Those of you with a secret book – what sorts of things do you keep in it?

  7. Camillo Miller says:

    Here’s mine on flickr. There’s three pics of it .

    Pics of the book on flickr

  8. texastiger says:

    You can get the MSC catalog for free. This is a massive hardback book that will be delivered at your door if you make a request on their website. I have used a couple of these books as hiding places.

  9. BigD145 says:

    Yay, someone did a Bible (easily had in any hotel for free). Is the Qur’an next?

    For anyone offended by my words, stop reading them. They are just books printed by a machine like any other book.

  10. Samuel says:

    “Is the Qur’an next?”

    If I went to Muslim school and was required to have, I would :)
    Maybe I can find a cheap one at the Goodwill or something, or are they too sacred to be given to the Goodwill?

  11. The Russian Postal System says:

    When I was living in Russia soon after the colapse of the SU, I used secret books to mail stuff home. Books were the only thing that the Russian Postal System would take.

  12. JP says:

    Great project, Bre! I made a secret book as an enclosure for my Make Controller:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/edgar/sets/72157603458328479/

  13. Kris says:

    Here’s a hollow book project I did as a present for my brother for Christmas:
    http://www.luckydisasters.com/2007/12/24/hollow-book-usb-hub-thumb-drive/

    It holds a USB hub and I got a thumb drive to go with it.

    I used super glue to give myself a good mounting point for the Velcro (so you don’t tear pages or rip the book apart) among other things. I’d recommend fabric glue or some other thick adhesive for the lining as well. Enjoy!

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