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Just showing off my makeover of a brand new Mak French Arm Chopper in a more period style. The details of how I did it step by step are posted in the Workshop section.

The chopper is supposed to help illustrate the preventive medicinal effect of Ezekiel Boggs Magic Regulating Compound, shown in the bottle. By rubbing the blade with the compound it is supposed to be rendered harmless, passing right through the wrist painlessly. It does not work as planned, but fortunately the severed hand does get restored.

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Here's my bottle. . .

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Nifty! Love your makeover & the idea of the routine.
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Trying to locate Frontier arm chopper by Walter Doty
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The redesign of the arm chapper looks great.
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On Jun 6, 2013, CJRichard wrote:
Just showing off my makeover of a brand new Mak French Arm Chopper in a more period style. The details of how I did it step by step are posted in the Workshop section...


I can't find your workshop section.
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That thread is a couple of years old, now. It's here: http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......c=508526
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Thank you sir.
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I love it. Inspiring even . Thanks for showing us.
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Very nice decoration with your Mak arm chopper. I have an abbott's disecto, do you think that would play at ren faires?
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With my chopper, in Revolutionary War era garb, I play on it's Frenchness. The French were our allies and the thing looks sort of like a guillotine. I play up the comedy, though. "The French have given us many great inventions--fries. . . a fun kind of kissing. . . and choppers. This is household model chops vegetables, slices bread, shreds cheese. . ." and so on.

A Disecto has a rather "mod" look to it. I'm not sure doctoring it up would make it look Ren Faire enough.
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Bravo! It does look like a guillotine! It makes me want to perform it with a makeshift puppet that could lose its head!
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On Jun 11, 2015, CJRichard wrote:
With my chopper, in Revolutionary War era garb, I play on it's Frenchness. The French were our allies and the thing looks sort of like a guillotine. I play up the comedy, though. "The French have given us many great inventions--fries. . . a fun kind of kissing. . . and choppers. This is household model chops vegetables, slices bread, shreds cheese. . ." and so on.

A Disecto has a rather "mod" look to it. I'm not sure doctoring it up would make it look Ren Faire enough.


C.J. Richard -

Excellent work, sir ! Smile I love how you've improved this prop. You've inspired me to take another look at redecorating mine.

The version I have is not the Mak version, but was one marketed by Ronjo called the Hands Off Chopper. For my design I replaced the original felt bag with a jute woven bag which looks like a "basket" .

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For anyone reading this thread , I thought I'd mention that Daytona Magic sells a nicely made plain wood version of this illusion , which makes a nice "blank canvas" to start from to decorate it to match the theme of your act (renaissance , or steampunk, or whatever the case may be) .

https://www.daytonamagic.com/visible-arm-chopper-up830m.html

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However, the least expensive way would be to purchase a used Mak unit on eBay or at a magic club swap meet and follow CJ Richard's lead in how to strip it down and refinish it with more attractive theming . http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......c=508526
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Nice job, m'Lord!
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