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Topic: Paul Osborne illusion plans
Message: Posted by: DJ Trix (Oct 27, 2003 09:01PM)
Where besides Tannen's can I buy these? Somewhere where I could get them here with quick shipping.

Thanks guys,

Message: Posted by: Grandillusionsmagic (Oct 27, 2003 10:35PM)
I know Denny and Lee has some of his things,
I don't know if that is what you were looking for, but it might be.
Message: Posted by: David Garrity (Oct 27, 2003 11:11PM)

You can buy them direct at http://www.osborneillusionsystems.com
Message: Posted by: DJ Trix (Oct 27, 2003 11:41PM)
Thanks a lot guys. I will get them straight from the site.

I am ordering the disembodied princess plans. I just wanted to know if the box looks nice on stage, if it is well built. Or does the design look bottom-line?
Message: Posted by: magictim (Oct 28, 2003 07:34PM)
Is the osborne site an "offical" site? The black book deal looks good....but is copy :(
Message: Posted by: Kingry (Oct 28, 2003 07:56PM)
Stevens has a special as well. Buy a book, get a plan for free!
Message: Posted by: David Garrity (Oct 28, 2003 08:13PM)

Yes, that is Paul's official site.
Message: Posted by: cubreporter (Oct 29, 2003 07:14PM)
A small warning regarding Paul's plans...the books are well worth the money, but sometimes the measurements for the props can be a bit large. You may, as paul suggests, make a cardboard mock-up of the prop to see the actual size before building. Good luck!
Message: Posted by: Bob Sanders (Nov 8, 2003 03:38PM)
I certainly have no complaints with Osborne plans. For your show the props need to fit your situation.

For years I produced Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny for a mall chain. They were not the usual assistant dimentions. Santa was simply large. But the bunny (a ROUS - rodent of unusual size) could not use his/her hands, could not see well, and the ears were invisible to the costume wearer.

Sometimes it was difficult to keep them invisible from the audience too. Size, costume, and abilities (and disabilities) of your help make a real difference in what fits your act. Making a model first is definitely good advice.

My second suggestion is remember that life is too full of 32" wide doors (I think dressing rooms are like this just to see if you really are a magician.) Many props will not go through them.


Bob Sanders
Magic By Sander
Message: Posted by: m.ruetz (Nov 8, 2003 08:47PM)
Stevens Magic running a special by where you get a free Osborne plan of your choice when you buy any of the Osborne illusion books. Free shipping also included, pretty good deal.
Message: Posted by: ClintonMagus (Nov 9, 2003 07:56AM)
The new Black Book probably is the same, content-wise, but I think it is softcover instead of hardcover.

Amos McCormick
Message: Posted by: magictim (Nov 10, 2003 04:04PM)
I am definitely hitting buy a book and free plan deal. :)
Message: Posted by: illusioneer (Nov 11, 2003 01:53PM)
Yeah, I definitely think I will be purchasing some plans. Does anybdy have any comments on his "Easy Build Illusion" or "Evolutions and Revolutions of the Magic Box" books?
Message: Posted by: magictim (Nov 11, 2003 05:50PM)
Funny you should ask, those are the only two Osborne books I currently own. Easy build is good for building an illusion over the week end in a hurry. They get the job done.

I used a few at a church youth conference talent show. My friends and I did the victory cartons and the easy build tip over. It has good quickies.

The evolution and revolution has many excellent tricks, tips ,and ideas. I am costuming to do total eclipse of the heart in my next show. It has many large illusion ideas.
Message: Posted by: illusioneer (Nov 11, 2003 08:33PM)
Can you give me a rundown of the kinds of illusions that can be found in both books magictim? I'm esp. interested in Evolution/Revolution. Feel free to PM me or email me at: gentry.39@osu.edu

Message: Posted by: mystic mickey (Nov 24, 2003 09:48AM)
Does Osborne or any other fabricator (except Tilford) have plans of make a bow sawing illusion for under a grand?
Message: Posted by: Donald Dunphy (Nov 24, 2003 10:08AM)
I seem to remember there being plans for a bow sawing in Burling Hull's book, Illusions for the 1, 2, 3 performer show, published by Micky Hades.

I have an Abbott's bow sawing (purchased used for $300 CAN), and I built a case that unfolds to become a table to cart the prop in.

I looked in the book, and thought, hey, there's my prop (at least, what sets on top of the table)!

The Gr8 DonaldD.
Message: Posted by: zaubern (Dec 26, 2003 04:43AM)
I have a question about the Disembodied Princess plans by Osborne. If you are familiar with these plans please PM me.