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Mick Hanzlik
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I'm looking for a ready made wooden Drawer Box that will take a full deck of Bicycle cards. It needs to be as small as possible. I have tried to "dress up" the black plastic drawer box, but I still get folks saying "My son has got one of those in his magic set", so I want it to look classier.

I have seen them somewhere on the Café, but need help in locating one.

If anyone is prepared to make me one, please p.m. me.

Thanks
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If the idea is to make the deck of cards appear in a wooden box, you might want to consider some alternatives to the classic Drawer Box that people haven't seen before. You can easily turn a craft store small box into an "Elevator Box." First find a small box from the craft store that is just the size you want and convert it to an Elevator Box OR make a small Elevator Box exactly to the size you want from pieces of basswood available in most craft stores. On the Elevator Box, you open up the lid and let them see that the box is empty. Close the lid, say the magic word and when you open it again, the deck of cards is inside the box and can be dumped out for use.
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I make the Mini Drawer Box 2 for Howard at The Trickery. They are specifically sized for a deck of cards, and may be what you need.

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Mick,,,,

There is the HARRY POTTER DRAWER BOX,,,,I kid you not,,,The cards fit perfectly in the box and I think it's made of wood. Also I don,t know if the deck is Poker or Bridge size cards which could be a problem. There is a Harry Potter logo on the top which might be easily removed,,,,

Here is one currently available...
http://cgi.ebay.com/Harry-Potter-Magic-D......ViewItem
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Thanks Michael..I'll visit the site. MagicMan1957...I suspect that the Harry Potter Drawer Box is exactly like the one I already have. Black plastic with the logo stuck to it. The Elevator box could be the alternative, so I'll look at that idea too. I need to produce a deck as close to the spectator as possible, without going to my pocket. With the drawer box, they can close the already open box when I am holding it, and they can then re-open it to reveal the deck.

Thanks for all your input. Much appreciated.

Mick
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Mick:
You PM'd me for information about the Elevator Box and so I went digging in my notes and discovered that it is a box of my own invention, so naturally I can't find information about it anywhere else. When I mentioned it in this thread I thought it was in common use. Jim Gerrish tells me I should write it up and get it out of my notes and into the magic arena so others can make use of it, so that's what I'll do. In the meantime, I will PM you the specific details since you were the cause of getting me to research my own invention.
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Mick Hanzlik sent me some photos of the Elevator Box he made, following the directions in The Wizards' Journal #11. He gave me permission to share them with you and also some of his constructions tips, which differ from mine. I tried to post the photos he sent me here, but this Forum is acting quirky and won't display them, so you'll have to visit The Magic Nook Forum to check them out.

Mick's complete set of photos and his construction tips are now included in the article on my site. Thanks again, Mick! Great work!
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Hello everyone

The search function on this site does work Smile I have exactly the same question as the topic starter has/had. The links given in the replies don't work anymore however ... .

I'm looking for a drawer box that looks professional and holds a deck of poker size cards (in their cardbox) - I'm planning to use it in an invisible deck routine (make the deck 'visible'). I've read your comments about the Elevator Box but can't find any information about it. The Harry Potter box is still for sale ( http://www.magic.org/store/product_info.php?products_id=2538 ) but I'm wondering if it holds a deck of poker size cards (in their cardbox). There's also a wooden version that looks great ( http://www.magic.org/store/product_info.php?products_id=1310 ) but it's definately bridge size, holds the cards but it seems when their out of their box so that's definately too small. And it's unavailable ... .
A lot of Drawer Boxes are available but they are either too big or too small.

Any help or suggestions would be appreciated Smile

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I own Michael Baker's box referenced above by him. Here is a pic on Andy Martin's site:
http://www.martinsmagic.com/?nd=full&key=2655&myaf=af_mm#
I love it, and use it for the Invisible Deck trick. It looks like the Trickery is out of them unfortunately. You should contact Michael and see what he is asking to make you one. His work is top notch, and always fairly priced.

On auction, you can sometimes find The Cleveland Drawer Box by Martin Breese. It's the most beautiful box I've seen:
http://www.martinsmagic.com/?nd=full&key=2812&myaf=af_mm

Or the Miller Card Box, by Clarence Miller. Beautifully made, but fragile:
http://www.martinsmagic.com/?nd=full&key=4319&myaf=af_mm

Or the Cha Am Card Box, which is unusual, but functions differently than most, and not as easy to work with.
http://www.martinsmagic.com/?nd=full&key=3359&myaf=af_mm
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Killertweety - You obviously didn't come to my site's home page, see the link for the Wizard's Search Engine and make use of it to find the Elevator Box on my site. Oh, well, here is the information you requested anyway: http://www.magicnook.com/WizJ11/wj1109.htm

Since the original posts were made in 2006, I have since (2010) added a Card Box made by "Gifts by Ginny" which she will personalize for you with laser engravings on the lid and which is also very useful for magic with decks of cards of all sizes: http://www.magicnook.com/WizJ19/wizj19-01WoodenCardBox.htm
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Thanks for this information guys. And indeed Spellbinder, I missed that one, sorry.

I'll look into the boxes and perhaps contact Mr. Baker.
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Professor S.,
I am slightly confused, if I buy a box from Ginney, can I then gimmick it to make the elevator box? (Happy to buy both PDFs if that is required).

Tony
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I own and use the Mikame Card box. I really like the simple, clean design of this one.

May be a little tougher to find, but some dealers probably still have stock. One is currently available on the big site

http://compare.ebay.com/like/22083791378......=y&cbt=y

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On 2012-01-06 21:45, fyi2 wrote:
Professor S.,
I am slightly confused, if I buy a box from Ginney, can I then gimmick it to make the elevator box? (Happy to buy both PDFs if that is required).

Tony

No. The Elevator box is something quite different from the Wooden Card Box made by Ginny. Before you order, e-mail me and tell me what you want the box to do and I will let you know which one is better for your purposes (or perhaps something else instead).
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