The Open Billet Box created a lot of positive buzz in the mentalism community when it was released and mentalists around the world are using this effect. Now Steve Pellegrino has created a new billet box designed for more intimate performances using a different method.
The Open Billet Box has a large capacity and is ideal for large audiences, however is overkill for smaller groups. This new design uses a different box and can comfortably hold approximately 60 billets, 30 audience billets and 30 switch billets. The Open Billet Box needs a very specific box to work and the new Timeless Billet Box is more flexible, so you have more options when choosing a box.
The Timeless Billet Box is a small wood box with a lid that spectators drop their billets into. The box is open when the billets are dropped in and without having to call attention to it, is obviously empty. After the spectators drop their billets in, the switch only takes a moment and a spectator can reach in and remove any billet they want.
Some points to consider:
This box is ideal for intimate performances of audiences of 100 or less. You can force anything that can be written on a billet. One of Steve's favorite routines is Annemann's Ghost of a Chance which uses 3 different colored papers and this box is ideal for that routine.
- Easy to put together using a variety of boxes.
- The materials are available at most major hobby/craft stores.
- Takes less than 30 minutes to create.
- Inexpensive! Can be put together for about $10.00.
- A bonus, optional locking method is also included, securing the original billets after the switch.
1st edition 2015, 14 pages.
word count: 2196 which is equivalent to 8 standard pages of text