Old Book, New Safe

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Old Book, New Safe
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Tue, 11-04-2008 - 7:28pm
 Book Cover

Make a safe out of an old hardcover textbook or outdated encyclopedia. "Don't Throw It Out" suggests opening the book to a spot at least one inch from the back. Prop the book open with a paperweight. Use a pencil and a straightedge to mark a rectangle in the middle of the page. Cut out the rectangle with a craft knife --- score the edges heavily, and you'll be able to cut through several pages at a time. Repeat until you're about to cut into the back cover. Place a piece of cardboard or a thick piece of scrap paper over the cover so that you don't cut into it.

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Registered: 09-03-2005
Wed, 11-05-2008 - 6:27am
Cool idea!


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Registered: 06-22-2006
Wed, 11-05-2008 - 9:15am

Hmm!!! that is interesting.

 

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Registered: 04-18-2006
Wed, 11-05-2008 - 10:17pm
haha I feel the same. I have seen this and thought what a great idea! But I would have to go buy a book specifically for it! I couldn't do that to any of my books!
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Registered: 10-28-2005
Thu, 11-06-2008 - 10:22am

Hmmm, I have a book this might work with! I wonder what I might store in there...


Thanks for sharing this idea!

Autumn Wendy


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Registered: 12-12-1997
Thu, 11-06-2008 - 10:14pm
I actually have one of those! I found mine already made, though, at a garage sale.

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