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DIY, Makers & Builders

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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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
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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
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Ralf (Fairmagic) Rudolph

Impossible Foldings Volume 6 by Ralf (Fairmagic) RudolphLearn 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
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Ralf (Fairmagic) Rudolph

Impossible Foldings Volume 5 by Ralf (Fairmagic) RudolphTwo 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
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Ralf (Fairmagic) Rudolph

Impossible Foldings Volume 4 by Ralf (Fairmagic) RudolphThis 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
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Ralf (Fairmagic) Rudolph

Impossible Foldings Volume 3 by Ralf (Fairmagic) RudolphFold 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
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Ralf (Fairmagic) Rudolph

Impossible Foldings Volume 2 (Part 2) by Ralf (Fairmagic) RudolphSix 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
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Ralf (Fairmagic) Rudolph

Impossible Foldings Volume 2 (Part 1) by Ralf (Fairmagic) RudolphThis 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
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Ralf (Fairmagic) Rudolph

Impossible Foldings Volume 1 by Ralf (Fairmagic) RudolphRalf 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
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Greg McMahan

Backdrop Designs for Pennies by Greg McMahanBackdrops add so much to a show, but they can also subtract so much from your wallet. Here's a great resource for building inexpensive backdrops for as low as $30!

A good backdrop can really kick things up on a notch on attaining that professional look. Yet, they don't have to be expensive. Using materials you can find just about anywhere, even around the house, you can make your own backdrop for less than $30.

Many different types of backdrop systems are shown, and the pros and cons of each one discussed. There is a lot of information in these notes... extremely helpful if you want to...

2014 / 3 / 8
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Abhinav Bothra

SharPen by Abhinav BothraPhase I - Bite off the pen nib and spit it back on. Immediately, open the refill compartment, let the spectator touch the nib.

Phase II - Make the refill rise out of the pen.

Bonus - A Russian Roulette with pens, where spectators select the pens to be smashed. The whole effect is totally under the performer's control.

The video will explain you how to gimmick a pen. No special pen is needed.

1st edition 2013, 12 minutes

2013 / 12 / 24
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Alexander de Cova

Locked Books 01: The Invisible Topit by Alexander de CovaAn improvement on the classic TOPIT device.

For years many have been using the TOPIT gimmick. Michael Ammar made the sewn-in-type TOPIT popular. All those years Alexander de Cova was always thinking whether it might be possible to hide the bag (or better: the bag's opening and the edge) in the jacket. After becoming acquainted with the works of Tommy Wonder and his breakthrough concerning the tails TOPIT, things clicked together.

Tommy's system inspired de Cova to apply the principle to a regular TOPIT. The result is that this TOPIT can't be seen, because there is no visible edge.

In this ebook de Cova...

2013 / 11 / 23
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George Marchese

Super Memory List: print and perform 1 by George Marchese("Print and Perform" is a new magic series that will enable you to easily build yourself beautiful tricks just printing them.)

EFFECT:

You, the memory-man, demonstrate to really have a super memory. You show to the audience a sheet of paper containing a list of 50 six-digit numbers. You declare that you have committed to memory the full list. The six digit numbers are identified by ciphers from 1 to 50. The identifying ciphers are scrambled to make it more difficult memorizing the associated six digit number. Three or more spectators, in turn, choose and announce one identifying figure...

2013 / 4 / 16
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Mark Stone

Coin Ditcher Gimmick: for vanishing coins by Mark StoneBased on an old concept that has been seriously rethought to create a simple and practical device; it allows for complete vanishing of coin gaffs and regular coins of any size up to jumbo 3" coins.
  • Coins can be made to reappear after being vanished.
  • No jacket, cummerbund or long-sleeved shirt is required.
  • The Coin Ditcher is made using readily available, low-cost materials. It requires light metal cutting using a hacksaw or angle grinder. Once made it should last a lifetime.
  • Includes 71 pages of easy-to-follow, step-by-step crystal clear photos and instructions on how to make and correctly...
2013 / 2 / 3
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Shawn Evans

Psychic on Wheels by Shawn EvansPOW is the Mentalist's PAL.

POW (Psychic On Wheels) is DIY Series #3, where you will learn the novel application of using a small motorized toy car to find a freely selected or forced card. No major modifications required, no knowledge of electronics needed - just the proper know-how.

Main Effect:

POW will travel over a row of cards and directly stop on the spectator's selected card. POW will also follow freshly drawn curving lines (road) to a row of cards and will automatically stop on the chosen card.

The wonderful Dick Koornwinder is credited as the first magic creator to use...

2012 / 7 / 16
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Shawn Evans

Prestige Pen Projects by Shawn Evans
"We humans have a long history of using writing instruments to record and transfer our thoughts and impressions. We magicians have a long history of gimmicking writing instruments to deceive thoughts and create magical impressions".
This ebook is a combination Do-It-Yourself and Magic Effects ebook, containing 9 major DIY projects and 7 full working routines, plus a host of other tricks.

Learn how to make 3 types of flash pens, a flameless, smoke loading pen, a PSI pen, multiple-purpose pens, novel uses of off-the-shelf pens and mentalist utility pens. No knowledge of electronics needed...

2012 / 7 / 7
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Eugene E. Gloye

Fantastic Tricks with Plastic Cups by Eugene E. GloyeMany magicians get their greatest pleasure out of making their own tricks - and there is no form of construction easier or less costly than working with plastic cups. For the man who likes to make his own - no workshop is needed for these easy to construct effects. Over thirty tricks you can make for pennies each. Good magic, low cost. Illustrated.
  • The fake bottom cup
  • Variations of the fake bottom cup
  • The cup with a secret compartment
  • The foo cup

1st edition 1976, 52 pages; digital edition 2012, 42 pages.

2012 / 4 / 6
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Shawn Evans

Build Your Own Psychic Calculator by Shawn EvansDo-It-Yourself: "Trick-Out" Your Calculator

With a Psychic Calculator you can create endless mind-reading, prediction, and magic effects - a mentalist dream come true.

Don't pay up to $300 or more for a Mentalist or Psychic Calculator when you can make your own in less than 30 minutes, for under $10 (including the price of the calculator!), plus the use of just a few common household items. No knowledge of electronics needed - just the proper know-how.

This ebook will give you the "details in detail" with over 20 step-by-step photos and illustrations that will guarantee your success. ...

2012 / 4 / 2
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Mark Stone

Cosmar Coin Gimmick by Mark StoneUtility holder/vanisher

Step-­by-­step explanation with detailed photos on how to build and use this practical coin utility device (two-­gimmick set).

Each gimmick allows for secretly holding, retrieving, producing or vanishing five half-­dollar coins or four dollar-­size coins or for producing one or two 3" size coins. If used with palming coins, the gimmick will hold double the number of coins.

With easy-­to-­follow visual instructions and readily available low-­cost materials, this 47-­page ebook shows how the gimmicks can be made in minutes. Includes directions for proper...

2012 / 3 / 25
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Chris Wasshuber

Magician's DIY Tips and Tricks by Chris WasshuberThis is a collection of money saving tips and tricks for the magician. I have been raised with a DIY attitude. Over the decades I have collected tips and tricks to make an expensive dealer item for a few dollars, or to replace something with a cheap item from the hardware store. If you are not afraid to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty, then you will find a lot of useful tips in this ebook.

With contributions by Jack Poulter, Wilhelm Eberhard, Chuck Smith, Bruce Kalver, Jeff Stone, Robert Kaldy-Karo and Scott Xavier. This PDF will be updated periodically as I discover new tips...

2012 / 1 / 8
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