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    On my flickr pics, there is a tutorial on how to use your scroll saw to make book safes. I made 5, took them to an "independant" book store, not a big corp. owned store. Was going to see if they would consider putting them in on consignment. Owner bought them outright for $10 each. That was at 2 pm. At 7 pm, they called and wanted a few more. They had already sold two at $14.95 each. They take about 20 minutes to do, not counting glue-drying time, and cost about $.30 cents total. They sell for $17.95 and up on Etsy, and Amazon. You can get the books at Goodwill, Salvation Army, etc. for $.25 each. One Olson PGT #5 blade lasted about 7 books. I am sure these would sell at craft shows also.
    Check them out. Will answer any questions.

    Paul
    www.flicker.com/photos/woodworks44224

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    Paul I love the idea, but I got lost on your flicker pages...anyway you can post a better idea of how you are making these....are you cutting the cover off and the glue it back on....sorry for getting lost on this
    Hawaiilad
    Larry

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    • #3
      If you go to the flickr site, then click on the book safe how-to on the top right column, then click on the first pic. Larger pics, and in order, with a description of how-to. You will be able to see I just put the covers together. Hope that helps you, buddy!
      Also, I used an Olson PGT #7 blade on one yesterday, cut a bit quicker, and just as clean.
      If anyone does this, wear a dust mask! I also use my shop vac, It does put out some fine dust, even when I used my box fan/filter set-up.
      The bookstore had sold another one, and ordered 5 more from me. Had them done in 2 hours, and 20 minutes, including the glue-drying time. Another $50!

      Paul
      www.flicker.com/photos/woodworks44224

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      • #4
        I moved your thread to a more appropriate forum to maximize traffic and get you more responses to your post.
        "Still Montana Mike"

        "Don't worry about old age--it doesn't last that long."
        Mike's Wood-n-Things LLC

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        • #5
          Thanks Mike. I wasn't sure which category to place it in.

          Paul

          You are welcome, sometimes I let them sit for a day or so and see if they get much traffic. If not, I move em..
          Last edited by wood-n-things; 01-25-2012, 01:17 PM.
          www.flicker.com/photos/woodworks44224

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          • #6
            Good Job Paul. I was thinking of making a few also but was not sure if the market for selling them was good.
            Mark
            Proud new owner of an EX-21

            WWW.MGMWOODWORKS.COM

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            • #7
              A very clever idea.
              Thank you for sharing.
              I think i will make a few.

              It's all fun
              Terry
              Craftsman 18"
              Delta 46-460 lathe
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