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Naturally magicians are good with their hands. This often means they are very good with building and making things. There is a long tradition of magicians building their own props and gimmicks.

In this category we list ebooks where you will need to roll up your sleeves, prepare your tools, and make something.

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    Impossible Foldings Volume 7 by Ralf Rudolph (Fairmagic)    Lorraine's Link by Ralf Rudolph (Fairmagic)    Arrow Through Bottle and Coin by Ralf Rudolph (Fairmagic)    Linking Card Collection by Ralf Rudolph (Fairmagic)    Say Cheese by Peter Prevos    More Fantastic Tricks With Plastic Cups by Eugene E. Gloye    22 Impossible Cards by Ralf Rudolph (Fairmagic)    Golf Ball in Glass by Ralf Rudolph (Fairmagic)    Grandpa's Spirit Bottle by Ralf Rudolph (Fairmagic)    Complete Guide to Impossible Foldings by Ralf Rudolph (Fairmagic)    Elemental by Unknown Mentalist    Pip Table by Timothy Rose    Tricks of the Trade by George Armstrong    Impossible Foldings Volume 6 by Ralf Rudolph (Fairmagic)    Impossible Foldings Volume 5 by Ralf Rudolph (Fairmagic)    Impossible Foldings Volume 4 by Ralf Rudolph (Fairmagic)    Impossible Foldings Volume 3 by Ralf Rudolph (Fairmagic)    Impossible Foldings Volume 2 (Part 2) by Ralf Rudolph (Fairmagic)    Impossible Foldings Volume 2 (Part 1) by Ralf Rudolph (Fairmagic)    Impossible Foldings Volume 1 by Ralf Rudolph (Fairmagic)    Backdrop Designs for Pennies by Greg McMahan    SharPen by Abhinav Bothra    Locked Books 01: The Invisible Topit by Alexander de Cova    Super Memory List: print and perform 1 by George Marchese    Coin Ditcher Gimmick: for vanishing coins by Mark Stone    Psychic on Wheels by Shawn Evans    Prestige Pen Projects by Shawn Evans    Fantastic Tricks with Plastic Cups by Eugene E. Gloye    Build Your Own Psychic Calculator by Shawn Evans    Cosmar Coin Gimmick by Mark Stone    Magician's DIY Tips and Tricks by Chris Wasshuber    Gyrater: Floating and Spinning Deck by Devin Knight    Blank Playing Card Cardboard (40 Sheets) by Lybrary.com    Blank Playing Card Cardboard (20 Sheets) by Lybrary.com    Blank Playing Card Cardboard (10 Sheets) by Lybrary.com    Suitcase Table by Steffan Soule    Smoulder Paper by Jez Starr    Picture Flame by Jez Starr    KardKoating: playing card coating by Lybrary.com    KardKutter: card cutter for poker sized cards by Lybrary.com    Blank Air-Cushion Playing Card Cardboard (40 sheets) by Lybrary.com    Blank Air-Cushion Playing Card Cardboard (20 sheets) by Lybrary.com    Blank Air-Cushion Playing Card Cardboard (10 Sheets) by Lybrary.com    Any Ring PK Gimmick by Hank Morfin    Window Stoppers by Ulysses Frederick Grant    Miracles of Modern Magic by Claude Klingsor    The Gaff Factory - A comprehensive dry-mounting tutorial by Craig Matsuoka    Victory Bouquet by Francis B. Martineau    Magical Experiments by Arthur Good

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Impossible Foldings Volume 7

Ralf Rudolph (Fairmagic)

Impossible Foldings Volume 7 by Ralf Rudolph (Fairmagic)Ten completely new impossible bill foldings by Ralf Rudolph. You will get a video that describes how each and every bill is correctly folded. And you also get a PDF (download from your digital shelf), which gives you the cut pattern and shows a photo of the finished folded bill.

1st edition 2017, length 41 min, PDF 10 pages

2017 / 11 / 7
$15.00

£11.34
€13.04
Ca$19.67
Au$20.37
¥1737.11
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Lorraine's Link

Ralf Rudolph (Fairmagic)

Lorraine's Link by Ralf Rudolph (Fairmagic)Learn how to permanently link two cards in such a way that no cut is visible.

Ralf Rudolph, famous for his impossible objects, has spent many years researching and testing the method to link two cards in a seemingly impossible way, because no cut can be seen. Ralf shares in detail all the tools and secret supplies you will need to pull off this feat, and shows you in minute detail the process of how the cards are linked. Right in front of your eyes he creates his perfect Lorraine's Link.

These linked cards make for wonderful presents, display objects, and conversation starters. Potentially...

2017 / 9 / 26
$19.90

£15.04
€17.30
Ca$26.10
Au$27.02
¥2304.56
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Arrow Through Bottle and Coin

Ralf Rudolph (Fairmagic)

Arrow Through Bottle and Coin by Ralf Rudolph (Fairmagic)Learn to make two impossible objects without glue or other bonding agents. You can hand it out for examination. No joint or slit will be visible, because there is none. No glue or hidden cuts or anything like that. Have a wooden arrow pass through a Chinese coin with a hole or a bottle with a hole.

1st edition 2017, 15 minutes

2017 / 2 / 21
$8.00

£6.05
€6.95
Ca$10.49
Au$10.86
¥926.46
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Linking Card Collection

Ralf Rudolph (Fairmagic)

Linking Card Collection by Ralf Rudolph (Fairmagic)New impossible linking card designs

Here you learn a few simple ways to make some new impossible folded playing cards. You also can do this with your own business cards or banknotes. You even could link your business card with a banknote or playing card. A perfect souvenir! You don't need glue or anything like that. Put it in a frame or carry some with you and hand them out.

1st edition 2017, 23 min

2017 / 2 / 21
$6.00

£4.54
€5.21
Ca$7.87
Au$8.15
¥694.84
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Say Cheese

Peter Prevos

Say Cheese by Peter PrevosEffect: The magician shows a piece of cardboard that resembles a cheese wedge: "This is not a piece of cheese, it is the cardboard cut-out of a piece of cheese". "It is a piece of Dutch cheese. You can recognise this as the holes run horizontally". The magician shows the card on both sides. "What is the difference between Dutch and Swiss cheese?", she asks the audience. She places the card in her fist, indicates the moment of magic, and reveals the card again. "Dutch cheese has horizontal holes, and Swiss cheese has vertical holes". The magician displays the card on both sides to show that...
2017 / 1 / 1
$5.00

£3.78
€4.35
Ca$6.56
Au$6.79
¥579.04
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More Fantastic Tricks With Plastic Cups

Eugene E. Gloye

More Fantastic Tricks With Plastic Cups by Eugene E. GloyeThirty more excellent effects with plastic cups.
  • Introduction
  • Rationale For Using Disposable Cups
  • Folding Or Collapsible Cup
  • Vanishing Cup Of Liquid
  • Additional Folding Cup Ideas
  • Improved Foo Cup
  • Fake Bottom Cup
  • Foo Cup, Continued
  • Vanishing Omelet
  • Transformation Tricks With Eggs
  • Baking Tricks
  • Baking Cup Cakes In Paper Bag
  • Cake In Hat
  • Egg Shampoo
  • Using The Foo Cup For Changes
  • Production Cups
  • Productions Using One Cup
  • Funny Routine With Fruit Punch
  • Thrilling Rice Production
  • Shades Of The Coffee, Milk, And Sugar Trick
  • Magic With New Transparent Solo Cups
  • Liquid Appear Outfit ...
2016 / 11 / 12
$7.95

£6.01
€6.91
Ca$10.43
Au$10.80
¥920.67
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22 Impossible Cards

Ralf Rudolph (Fairmagic)

22 Impossible Cards by Ralf Rudolph (Fairmagic)This is a collection of 22 impossible cards created by Ralf Rudolph. For each card you will get a photo of the finished (cut and folded) card, as well as a template to make the necessary cuts. You will NOT get the folding instructions. This means you have to be familiar with the basic folds to create impossible cards. A good place to start is Complete Guide to Impossible Foldings.

The cards included in this collection are:

  1. 2 Framed Card
  2. 3 Framed Card
  3. 4 Way Trapdoor Card
  4. Celtic Knot
  5. Circlo Cross
  6. Clover Circle
  7. Criss Cross Link
  8. Heart Henge
  9. Hex Box
  10. Latice
  11. Opti Knot
  12. Ribbon
  13. Rounded Link
  14. Simply Squared
  15. Square Knot ...
2016 / 7 / 18
$12.00

£9.07
€10.43
Ca$15.74
Au$16.30
¥1389.68
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Golf Ball in Glass

Ralf Rudolph (Fairmagic)

Golf Ball in Glass by Ralf Rudolph (Fairmagic)You will learn the secret of how to get a golf ball inside a glass with an opening smaller than the golf ball, without harming either the glass or the ball. Ralf Rudolph is a master of the impossible object. He describes his method of how to make such an object. Once you know how it is done you can make as many presents as you wish. No special tools are necessary. No chemicals are used. With a bit of preparation and the know how you can make something cool.

1st edition 2016, 2 pages.

Watch how Nathan Coe Marsh incorporates this impossible bottle into a really nice effect.

2016 / 7 / 11
$15.00

£11.34
€13.04
Ca$19.67
Au$20.37
¥1737.11
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Grandpa's Spirit Bottle

Ralf Rudolph (Fairmagic)

Grandpa's Spirit Bottle by Ralf Rudolph (Fairmagic)A complete mental act with an impossible object!

You present a bottle with a full deck of cards inside. (You can hand out the bottle for examination). The spectator selects one of five playing cards (no force!). With the heritage from your grandpa you are able to reveal any selected card.

You can perform this on stage and even close up. Build the routine up to 4-5 minutes.

You will learn:

  • How to build the impossible bottle (with all the cards inside plus the jokers)
  • How to build the other gimmicks - they are very easy.
  • (You will also learn an easy way to put a playing card inside...
2016 / 6 / 10
$25.00

£18.90
€21.73
Ca$32.79
Au$33.95
¥2895.18
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Complete Guide to Impossible Foldings

Ralf Rudolph (Fairmagic)

Complete Guide to Impossible Foldings by Ralf Rudolph (Fairmagic)In this video you will learn folding techniques on how to make your own impossible folded cards and banknotes.

[Note: This compilation overlaps with Ralf Rudolph's earlier series of impossible foldings (1-6). There are some new things here and not everything from the six volumes is taught here, but there is a good amount of overlap.]

You will learn:

  • Trabdoor Fold
  • Trabdoor "E" Fold
  • "V" Fold
  • Inside-out Banknote Variation
  • Real Impossible Fold
  • Braided Banknotes
  • Hypercards
  • Shrinking Banknote
  • Linking Cards
  • and more...
Learn to make the perfect souvenir. Make some great impossible objects out of normal playing cards and even borrowed banknotes.

1st edition 2016, length 1 hour 24 min.

...

2016 / 5 / 8
$7.00

£5.29
€6.08
Ca$9.18
Au$9.51
¥810.65
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Elemental

Unknown Mentalist

Elemental by Unknown MentalistThe owners of this ebook can get Elemental 2 for a special price.

This is that rare routine which can be powerful even in the hands of a beginner. And for a pro this can become a reputation maker. Stunning impact and yet so easy to do that it can be performed within 10 minutes of learning. No sleights, no stooges, no preshow, no reset, instantly repeatable. Nothing is spoken or written down by the participant related to her choices.

About 40 cleverly designed and ready to print props are included. You may not actually need all these because you will only use 5 cards. But they are included as creative...

2016 / 3 / 13
$18.00

£13.61
€15.64
Ca$23.61
Au$24.44
¥2084.53
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PDF

Pip Table

Timothy Rose

Pip Table by Timothy RoseThis is a DIY ebook is for building an attractive, light weight, portable and cost effective performance table. Everyone needs a table or ten when doing shows. Many on the market today are just way too much table and way too much money. This ebook is the answer to your table needs. Pip tables are attractive, sturdy for medium duty, fold-able, compact, reliable, easy to build, cost effective, light weight, airline friendly and great for all venues and performing styles/audiences. Build it in a weekend or less and have a great utility for a lifetime. This manual goes through the process of building...
2015 / 8 / 23
$10.00

£7.56
€8.69
Ca$13.12
Au$13.58
¥1158.07
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PDF

Tricks of the Trade

George Armstrong

Tricks of the Trade by George ArmstrongIf you are familiar with Magician's DIY Tips and Tricks then Tricks of the Trade is written with a very similar idea in mind just 60 years prior. It describes a multitude of DIY tips and gimmicks and improvements for the magician.

It describes things like:

  • How to turn a sock into a billiard ball holder.
  • The two ingredients to make fake beer.
  • How to clean cards.
  • How to make a candle shell.
  • How to make coin holders from pins and safety pins.
  • How to make colored flash paper.
  • etc.
It closes with a section on stage make-up.

1st edition 1949, PDF 22 pages.

2015 / 5 / 8
$4.00

£3.02
€3.48
Ca$5.25
Au$5.43
¥463.23
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PDF

Impossible Foldings Volume 6

Ralf Rudolph (Fairmagic)

Impossible Foldings Volume 6 by Ralf Rudolph (Fairmagic)Learn 5 new impossible folded playing cards or banknotes without hidden cuts or glue or anything like that. This time Ralf is a bit more sneaky. On some of his designs he first cuts, then folds, and then cuts again, making the card appear even more impossible.
  • Slalom
  • Outlet
  • Quarters
  • Linking Triangles
  • Tri-Clops
(Templates are included in a PDF you download from your digital shelf.)

1st edition 2015, length 27 min

2015 / 2 / 11
$7.00

£5.29
€6.08
Ca$9.18
Au$9.51
¥810.65
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Impossible Foldings Volume 5

Ralf Rudolph (Fairmagic)

Impossible Foldings Volume 5 by Ralf Rudolph (Fairmagic)Two Secret Moves

In this video you will learn two "secret" folding techniques to make your impossible folding collection more impossible! No hidden cuts or glue are involved. You can give the cards (or banknotes) right away as an impossible souvenir.

  • The Trapdoor Fold
  • The Circled Queen
  • Trapdoor Fold with a Star
  • Backwards Fold
(Templates are included in a PDF you download from your digital shelf.)

1st edition 2015, length 27 min

2015 / 1 / 4
$6.00

£4.54
€5.21
Ca$7.87
Au$8.15
¥694.84
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Impossible Foldings Volume 4

Ralf Rudolph (Fairmagic)

Impossible Foldings Volume 4 by Ralf Rudolph (Fairmagic)This fourth volume of Ralf's impossible objects series is a little bit of a departure in his methods. He is still not using any glue. However, all these objects have hidden cuts to make the illusions possible. The "Interlocking Banknotes" can be handed out for examination. The other two need to be kept behind glass.
  • Impossible 8
  • Interlocking Banknotes
  • Impossible Ring on Cardboard
(Templates are included in a PDF you download from your digital shelf.)

length 21 min

2014 / 12 / 7
$6.00

£4.54
€5.21
Ca$7.87
Au$8.15
¥694.84
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Impossible Foldings Volume 3

Ralf Rudolph (Fairmagic)

Impossible Foldings Volume 3 by Ralf Rudolph (Fairmagic)Fold more impossible objects from a regular banknote. No glue. No hidden cuts. A perfect gift or souvenir for your audience.
  • Pleated Bill
  • Pleated Bill Variation
  • Shrinking Banknote
  • Diamond Pyramid
  • Multi Folded Bill
(Templates are included in a PDF you download from your digital shelf.)

length 27 min

2014 / 11 / 29
$6.00

£4.54
€5.21
Ca$7.87
Au$8.15
¥694.84
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Impossible Foldings Volume 2 (Part 2)

Ralf Rudolph (Fairmagic)

Impossible Foldings Volume 2 (Part 2) by Ralf Rudolph (Fairmagic)Six more impossible cards taught are:
  • Circled: A particularly beautiful and super easy fold.
  • P'linked
  • Holed
  • Hyper Variation
  • Ezy Fold
  • Interlocked
(Templates are included in a PDF you download from your digital shelf.)

1st edition 2014, length 25 min

2014 / 11 / 22
$4.00

£3.02
€3.48
Ca$5.25
Au$5.43
¥463.23
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Impossible Foldings Volume 2 (Part 1)

Ralf Rudolph (Fairmagic)

Impossible Foldings Volume 2 (Part 1) by Ralf Rudolph (Fairmagic)This time Ralf teaches you how to make impossible looking cards. With a few simple cuts and folds you can make beautiful objects which you can hand out as presents or keep for yourself. Once you know the basic method you can start to create your own variations and combine different cuts and folds into new creative designs. Also remember that while Ralf uses playing cards you can do the same designs with many other paper products, be they business cards, bank notes, designer paper, craft paper, etc.

The four impossible cards taught are:

  • Basic Fold: Here you will learn one of the basic folds...
2014 / 11 / 22
$4.00

£3.02
€3.48
Ca$5.25
Au$5.43
¥463.23
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Impossible Foldings Volume 1

Ralf Rudolph (Fairmagic)

Impossible Foldings Volume 1 by Ralf Rudolph (Fairmagic)Ralf Rudolph explains three impossible looking objects which you can make from paper or paper money. Remember that there is no gluing and there are no hidden cuts. You take pieces of paper, fold, cut, braid and interlock them to achieve these beautiful objects. Surprisingly they are very simple to make once you know how.

The three impossible objects taught are:

  • Braided Bills: Two bills are cut, folded and woven together.
  • Inside-Out Banknote: An individual bill is cut an folded in a way that looks completely impossible.
  • Braided Pyramid: You fold one bill into a pyramid shape and then...
2014 / 11 / 3
$6.00

£4.54
€5.21
Ca$7.87
Au$8.15
¥694.84
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