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Topic: Make my own Jumbo Skinner's 3 Card Monte
Message: Posted by: adrianbent (Dec 2, 2013 09:04PM)
Hi folks,
I researched "Jumbo 3 card monte", and discovered "3 Card Joe", which by as far as I can tell is simply Skinner's 3 card monte, just in jumbo size...
Since I'm not prepared to pay $112 before tax for a routine I already own, and because I want slightly smaller dimensions, I'd like to take on the project of making my own.
a few questions:
Are there already pre-existing images on the web of the gaffs? If not I could scan my own standard size cards and then print them out at the size I want, but I'd like to save the hassle in that step,
-more importantly, any advice on the stock (material) I should adhere them to? also, what bonding agent should I use, rubber cement? Finally, what do I apply to the face of the printout paper to protect it? I'm thinking some form of shelac or clear enamel?

Experience in this area is appreciated, thanks!
Message: Posted by: jimgerrish (Dec 2, 2013 09:16PM)
You'll find Spellbinder's Jumbo Ultimate Monte in The Wizards' Journal #17, complete with templates for traditional cards printed up as ultra jumbos ( 8.5 x 11). Wiz Kid Qua-Fiki came up with some new twists and not-so traditional cards for his version called "Ace Chaser" in The Wizards' Journal #21. Templates for making the cards are also included in Qua-Fiki's e-Book. Either book has photographic instructions for printing and assembling the cards on heavy glossy photo stock.