ebooks and download videos
Home / Magic & Conjuring / DIY, Makers & Builders

Do-It-Yourself Book
by Ken Allen


(1 review, 1 customer rating) ★★★★

PDF | by download [2.87 MByte]  
Do-It-Yourself Book by Ken Allen

Dealer-quality magic effects, props, hacks, and upgrades you can make at home.

This ebook was clearly ahead of its time, as the effects are classic and timeless. There's something in it for every magician. One effect, "A Stunning Transposition", if sold by itself at a dealer, would sell for twice what the entire book sells for. Even if you're all thumbs, the author's clear descriptions and illustrations make it easy to craft amazing effects, props, and utility items that you'll be proud to use and amaze with. Contains a nice variety of effects, tips, and practical suggestions for close-up, club, platform, and stage.


  • About this Book
  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Snap Production
  • How to Tie a Bouquet of Spring Flowers
  • Bloomin' Silks and Flowers
  • Automatic Flower Basket Production
  • Silk Maze
  • Colored Rods
  • Ken's Sneaky Silk Winder
  • Sneaky Silk Production
  • A Stunning Transposition
  • A Simple Card Force
  • The Spooky Pocket
  • Pulling the Wool
  • How to Make (and Some Uses for) a Pull
  • The Loop Pencil
  • Prize-Winning Monkey in Basket Routine
  • Ideas and Suggestions
  • "Allenisms"
  • Thank You
  • Recommended Books

"Many practical ideas." - Ray Muse

"The next best thing to personal instruction." - Tom Dethlefsen

"If you're only going to buy one book this year, brother, this is it! I mean it -- get it! And they tell me magicians wonder where they can find tricks to do!" - Lloyd E. Jones

"A bargain. The prize-winning Monkey in Basket routine is worth more than the selling price." - J. G. Thompson, Jr.

1st edition 1959, PDF 42 pages.
word count: 10187 which is equivalent to 40 standard pages of text

Reviewed by Christian Mach (confirmed purchase)
★★★★   Date Added: Wednesday 01 June, 2022

Many tricks with accessories. The manufacture of all the accessories is explained but is sometimes difficult to understand because there are not enough illustrations. You will find some good ideas and advice.