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Lyndel
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Here's a great little instructional web page with a great idea for your magic den or living room. You're a magician right? Why not make your magic books float?

http://www.instructables.com/id/EOFOYM0RBUEXCFH30A?ALLSTEPS



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Now that is an awesome idea and an easy one to accomplish. In fact, it's kick-started a few other ways this concept can be used. Thanks for that link, Lyndel!
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I love it! What a grat prank! I think I will call for that to be on my backdrop next show I do!

Thanks Lyndel
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On 2007-01-30 08:48, Lyndel wrote:
Here's a great little instructional web page with a great idea for your magic den or living room. You're a magician right? Why not make your magic books float?

http://www.instructables.com/id/EOFOYM0RBUEXCFH30A?ALLSTEPS



Lyndel

I think it looks pretty easy to make...but what I'm wondering is this: Won't people think that the books are just somehow glued or stuck to the wall?

Not trying to be negative.
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Just symply take off one or two books and show tem they r not glued Smile hopedully plan on starting myne tomorrow(no school!)
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On 2007-01-30 16:45, daffydoug wrote:

I think it looks pretty easy to make...but what I'm wondering is this: Won't people think that the books are just somehow glued or stuck to the wall?

Not trying to be negative.


Someone on a different thread suggested that while manufacturing your "shelf" book, you install some strong magnets under the back cover. A second book with corresponding magnets could then be attached and removed from the bottom of the stack - and thumbed through - as a convincer...

Of course if someone really wants to know the secret, they're going to fiddle with your books and figure out what the dealio is anyway...


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It's an illusion! It's an artistic expression! Why can't we just accept something as fun to do and a joy to ponder. Why does there ALWAYS have to be a secret in need of protecting?!?
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Hey Skip... Easy buddy... Would you like a cup of ...DECAF?!

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On 2007-01-30 18:45, Skip Way wrote:
It's an illusion! It's an artistic expression! Why can't we just accept something as fun to do and a joy to ponder. Why does there ALWAYS have to be a secret in need of protecting?!?


Um, something to do with that's the way it's been from magic's primal beginnings, perhaps?
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Wow, call Ripley's, I'm going with Skip on this one. The forum is "Not very magical". The shelf (on it's own) is a puzzle.
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Well ive slowly started.. I have the L bracket But I'm cutting it to size. Also there is a support in the center that I have to cut out.. (took like 45 min to cut the one end to size!) then ill measure and cut the book glue over night than sent it in place!
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On 2007-01-31 13:43, MagicalOdyssey wrote:
Well ive slowly started.. I have the L bracket But I'm cutting it to size. Also there is a support in the center that I have to cut out.. (took like 45 min to cut the one end to size!) then ill measure and cut the book glue over night than sent it in place!


Cool! Post us a pic of the completed project!


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Will do.. hope to get it done tomorrow:D

Posted: Jan 31, 2007 6:31pm
Hey guys,

I'm done! it looks pretty good.. ill put up a pic when I get the time..

Posted: Feb 1, 2007 9:05pm
So yeah I made it.. and a very short video.....

but for sum reason youtube wont let me post it:S guess ill keep tryin
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