(2 reviews, 10 customer ratings) ★★★★★
#3 in Illusions, Escape & Stage top-rated
This is not an ebook of illusion blue prints, and it is not intended to be complete. As the title suggests, it is a book of “secrets”, illustrating how each sawing is performed. The illustrations and descriptions are sufficient for an experienced builder to translate into finished illusions. This ebook also satisfies the mere curious who would like to know how some of these illusions are accomplished.
- Sawing a woman in halves (Selbit’s Method)
- Horace Goldin’s Method
- Horace Goldin’s method (Using one girl)
- Abott’s Method
- Using circular saw and a plank
- Vertical Sawing Illusion
- Improved method (Suggested by B.Das)
- Miss Boots (Ovette)
- One Man Sawing Illusion
- Sawing Illusion (Abbott’s Method)
- Thin model Sawing
- Buzz Saw Illusion
- Super Magician’s Self Sawing
- Homicide Illusion
- Sawing a woman in halves (Torrini)
1st edition 2000, 26 pages.
word count: 3950 which is equivalent to 15 standard pages of text
Reviewed by Don Jarrard (confirmed purchase)
★★★★★ Date Added: Saturday 13 August, 2022
This was better than the levitation book. But it did give good ideas for creating cardboard or corrugated plastic versions. They weigh nothing, fold flat and last years. The miss boots and vertical sawing are the best 2. Both were used by Copperfield in his Blade illusion. Only $2. Some unnamed people would charge $15 for less.
Reviewed by Paris Antonopoulos
★★★★★ Date Added: Friday 15 February, 2013
Very good book with amazing illustrations !!! Reveals with an excelent way all the sawing illusions that you have seen in magic shows performed by big magicians such as David Copperfield and Criss Angel !!! Simple and understandable illustrations !!! One of the best books in the category !!! I really liked it !!! Very good job with illustrations and explanations !!!