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FrankFindley
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I am working on a routine which requires a custom card castle production. The castle will use letter cards depicting full alphabet. There are several posts in this section on magicians who have made their own but little detail on the planning (type and shape of castle) and construction techniques employed. Most seem to have done it through trial and error or backwards engineering a commercial product. Does anyone have recommendations of other resources (books, dvds, etc) on their creation?
Bill Hegbli
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There was a book on for making a Card Castle published many years ago, it was called, "How To Make A Card Castle". I do not believe it is available any longer, as the author Passed away in 2014.

I have the book, and built several myself, but I am a DIY kind of guy.

There are basically two types of Card Castles, The old Thayer and Abbott's models have been replaced with the zigzag model, that has become the norm.

It is not an easy task, and time consuming to make your own.
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FrankFindley
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Thank you for the reply, Bill! You sent me in the right direction.

An internet search for that book found a used copy on Amazon. It is by John Fedko.

A short video clip by Montys Magic also came up.

Ironically, two other Café forum threads came up in the search as well. I didn't see them via the Café search engine. Both recommended the Fedko booklet.
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