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rtgreen
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I am drawing up some plans for a sword cabinet illusion based on the one in Osborne's Classic Illusions. In the plans there is no description of how the swords are positions when in the box. Could someone help me out with this. I don't need the workings of the illusion, that I've worked out, but I need to understand which slots each of the 14 swords enters and exits.

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Richard
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They can go right through, or with shorter swords, left hanging in the box. Therefore less holes.

Best is do a cardboard model of the actual finished size box you are using and proceed with making the holes in it. Then take a look and see how they look.

Are you REALLY using 14 swords?????????? Why??

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rtgreen
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Actually, I may or may not use 14 total. That's just from the Osborne description. It seemed like overkill (no pun intended Smile ) to me, but we'll see how it looks.

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Richard
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I have been trying to get away with less. Allows more room for presentation. As Hard to make the insertion, and removal of that many baldes entertaining!

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Do like Bob Kramer did. He just winged them out towards the wings at the end of the effect. You just did not want to be standing in that wing when he did.

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Or Richiardi, over his head to his assistant. But using an Abbotts temple the swords were probably tin or aluminum. I would not want to do it with my chrome plated steel ones (steel for a reason), or my lighted ones.

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Richard wrote: "Actually, I may or may not use 14 total. That's just from the Osborne description"

Hey Richard, I think the premise behind the overkill with the 14 swords, was as they were going into box, the laymen would be thinking that the assistant was merely dodging the swords inside, and once 14 were in place, it still seemed like an amazing feet but they still beleived they knew what was happening, but then the kicker would happen when the doors were opened to reveal she was gone altogether. Sort of like a sucker effect I guess. Because really its a vanishing effect, rather than a penetration effect. The swords are just to suck in the laymen as far as a technical aspect goes(imho). However they do serve another purpose of story telling. But I do agree 14 is a bit much, 8-12 is probably a good number.
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