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Topic: Mini Cube Zag
Message: Posted by: David Klass (Jul 28, 2019 06:44AM)
Hi all,

I'm trying to locate a version of the Mini Cube Zag illusion I saw a few years back.

It only used one tube in the top half.
The two boxes were then separated (as usual).
Leading the audience to believe the girl was in the bottom box.

However, the bottom box was then fully opened and the magician stood inside it.
Everything was then re assembled and the assistant climbed out.

Any ideas where I might find this version, please?
Message: Posted by: thomasR (Jul 28, 2019 12:36PM)
In the traditional cube zag it’s the bottom box that is slid out. So this sounds like a very different illusion physically.

I’m trying to think of an illusion that fits your description as it does sound familiar.
Message: Posted by: David Klass (Jul 29, 2019 01:04AM)
Thank you.
The bottom box was slid out but then fully opened.
Message: Posted by: Lou Hilario (Aug 4, 2019 01:19AM)
I think you are referring to Steinmeyer's JAM illusion. You can see it in his book.

This is my version of it performed more than 20 years ago.

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Message: Posted by: Sorcerer (Aug 4, 2019 08:26AM)
Please, correct me if I'm wrong, but as far as I know the "Jam" illusion was created by Rand Woodbury, not Steinmeyer.
Message: Posted by: thomasR (Aug 4, 2019 11:13AM)
[quote]On Aug 4, 2019, Sorcerer wrote:
Please, correct me if I'm wrong, but as far as I know the "Jam" illusion was created by Rand Woodbury, not Steinmeyer. [/quote]

That is correct. It’s published in Illusionworks I There’s also a variation called “duplex” in rand Woodbury’s books that is credited to either Andrew Mayne or Milan Forzetting, can’t remember which.

A further variation by Dream Illusions is a konumdrum kube.
Message: Posted by: Lou Hilario (Aug 4, 2019 08:25PM)
[quote]On Aug 4, 2019, Sorcerer wrote:
Please, correct me if I'm wrong, but as far as I know the "Jam" illusion was created by Rand Woodbury, not Steinmeyer. [/quote]

Yes my mistake, it was Rand Woodbury and it is in his book. Not Steinmeyer. Sorry.
Message: Posted by: thomasR (Aug 6, 2019 09:55AM)
[quote]On Aug 4, 2019, Lou Hilario wrote:
[quote]On Aug 4, 2019, Sorcerer wrote:
Please, correct me if I'm wrong, but as far as I know the "Jam" illusion was created by Rand Woodbury, not Steinmeyer. [/quote]

Yes my mistake, it was Rand Woodbury and it is in his book. Not Steinmeyer. Sorry. [/quote]

Easy mistake to make... most of the illusions are his! ha.
Message: Posted by: Perero (Aug 21, 2019 01:29PM)
A couple of years ago I build a jam illusion in miniature (scale 1:4) with plans from Rand woodbury, but found a way to make it even more deceptive by adding a box in the bottom for the assistents feet..opened by a small hatch in the bottom. with that solution you can slide the box even further apart and the assistent have better balance becouse of the streight angle of the feet.
And another benefit was the height of the illusion where I could build it even smaller. I have no plans but have everything in drawn in 3d.