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For purchasers of my e-Book on "Winston Freer's Tile Deal Revisited," I have attached an addendum showing how to make the 6 inch by 9 inch variation. That may be the one Dave is calling the "Chinese Version," but it is simply a cut down version of the Winston Freer puzzle. However, it has the advantage of not needing to be beveled, so I had Wiz Kid Qua-Fiki cut one out and I photographed the process of performing it with his help.

If you purchased the original e-Book and did not receive the addendum (dated 7/27/10) then yours must be one of the few e-mails that did not get delivered to your mailbox for one reason or another. Please contact me identifying the e-mail address you used when you ordered the e-Book and I'll send you the additional material right away.

I am still struggling with making a foamboard version of the original 9 by 7 inch version. I need a way to cut foamboard that does not reduce the foamboard to grizzly mush. I may just go back to trying to make it from wood.
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Thank you Spellbinder for sending out the addendum. That was a nice surprise, and speaks highly that you would provide this. I appreciate it.

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As you may be aware, John Rogers has taken down his wooden cigars website and is no longer selling the Winston Freer Tile Puzzle (with Corian pieces). To my surprise, I just learned that John Rogers was not making the puzzles himself. He was the sales/marketing guy. The puzzles were actually made by another magician (and friend of John Rogers), Scott Johnting. I just had a long conversation with Scott, during which he shared how he and John got into the business of making/selling the Winston Freer Puzzle. Scott also shares a bit of the story in this video:

Scott posted that video about a year ago, right about the time that John Rogers decided it was time to retire.

I've ordered one of the Corian puzzles from Scott, I look forward to receiving it.

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It is nice but I still prefer the Karl Norman version which seems less slick and finished and more homemade. To me this helps dispel the idea of a fancy magic trick.

I actually have two of Karl's and love them.
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