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Topic: Steel ball through glass
Message: Posted by: Papa Legba (Jul 12, 2018 06:26AM)
Hi, I have a question regarding this effect. It is currently available at prices ranging from 15. I do not know the secret so, If I buy one, how easy will it be for me to make my own (i do have craft and wood-work skills) and make it look a little more retro, like a piece of Victorian/steampunk scientific equipment?
Message: Posted by: rowdymagi5 (Nov 9, 2018 07:08AM)
Yes, fairly easy to make.
Message: Posted by: Circuit_Breaker (Nov 25, 2019 01:04PM)
It is easy to make. And you can make other versions of it with different objects penetrating the glass.

There is a coin version that hasn't been on the market for a very long time. It has a very shallow box.
Message: Posted by: Julie (Nov 25, 2019 02:04PM)
I've forgotten what it is called, but Viking makes an apparatus that produces a similar effect--ball bearing penetrates a single playing card--and the method/construction is completely different AND not nearly as angle sensitive in performance. This last means you can comfortably perform the trick for several people at once. (i.e.> there are no moving parts...)

Message: Posted by: Circuit_Breaker (Nov 25, 2019 02:35PM)
Please post a link to the Viking trick. I could not find it on their site.
Message: Posted by: Julie (Nov 25, 2019 04:41PM)
'sorry, C_B, I don't know how to do that...

Message: Posted by: Julie (Dec 3, 2019 10:55PM)
I just noticed there is a Viking Marbo Card Penetration listed in the used magic section at Hocus Pocus (just $40!) :)