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Old 03-11-2009, 03:19 PM   #61
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Ahh gotcha. I wasn't old enough to be dealing with banks back then so had no frame of reference, in my narrow little world of experience ATMs are plentiful and free if you go to the correct color.

Probably better for you anyway one often reads that strictly cash people spend less on crap than the rest of us.
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Old 03-11-2009, 06:33 PM   #62
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Nuts.
If you knew how I earned it, you'd know it wouldnt have been wise to put it in the bank at the time! Good thing it was where it is still...I needed cash once when my assets were temporarily frozen.
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Old 03-12-2009, 08:58 PM   #63
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I keep a few hundred around, plus my change collection is probably at least that much since I haven't rolled it up in years. We have a safe (unbolted, 150 lbs.), but I'd like to have a less obvious stash.

Just last night I was reading about building secret compartments, mostly for fun in my woodworking life, but also thinking about hiding a few things like more cash, old gold jewelry, a gun, whatever (wink wink, nudge nudge). I found a couple that look like easy fun. I especially like the one hidden in the wall. I wish I'd read this one before the house was finished.

Cheap secret compartment!
Building a secret compartment - DIY Chatroom - DIY Home Improvement Forum

I also like the like the comment about drywalling the gun directly into the wall, and just punching through and grabbing it if you need it.

When I get into more serious furniture building I'm going to try some fancier secret compartment building. But for now I think I'll give that bookshelf box a try.
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Old 03-13-2009, 06:21 AM   #64
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Interesting links Harley! I like the phony cold air return idea. A while ago in Mother Earth News there was an article about this very thing. They suggested hiding valuables underground in capped pvc tubes.
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those hidden spots got me thinking!!! it seems like something fun to do. I actually had my stash drywalled in the ceiling...no way out but to smash the drywall or rip out the floor above....that box was one of the few valuable things left when 'they' went trhu my house for 8 hrs
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I guess the dogs couldn't reach up that high.

Yeah, I'm into the hidden compartments mostly for the fun of it. Leftover from my D&D days. I long ago recognized that even if the cops would miss any hidden stashes, DW would find it (and that, believe me, is even worse!).
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