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StevieDee
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Extraordinary, and the kind of thing magicians dream about. The base design couldn't BE any more deceptive. Okito would be proud!
Michael Baker
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Quote:
On Oct 22, 2014, Wizard of Oz wrote:
Michael, you are a far better craftsman than you are a photographer Smile


I am a lousy photographer. Haha!!
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Just screams quality, VERY nice.
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Gerald
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WOW, Michael! What terrific work!
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Hey! Youse done good! That sure beats the cardboard (yes!) die box in "The Magic Show Book" by Alexander The Magician! (My first "magic" book! --circa 1941). I learned a few years later, that Alexander was severely criticized by some magicians for exposing. It was a library book (that I memorized!)
so, I never owned it.

MANY years later, over a cup of coffee in Jay's kitchen, I menioned Alexanders book, and "wished" that I could see it again. Jay put down his cup, and left the kitchen. He returned in a few minutes, and GAVE me a copy!

I've owned and read a plethora of magic books since 1941 (and known a "few" magicians!) but Alexander's book (with the cardboard "douse' box) was the genesis.

Thanks for awakening the memory!
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Ha!..A thin base. Great thinking.
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Michael Baker
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Well, not only am I a lousy photographer, but I can also manage to overlook typos (to, instead of too). I know the difference, so it would seem my finger was lying down on the job. I'll have to have a stern word with it.
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Wow! Beautiful craftsmanship, Mr. Baker! Don't worry about your photography - your focusing on the right stuff!
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Michael Baker
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HAPPY HALLOW E'EN!!

Image


One of the giant puppets that I use in my Spook Show. This one is about 10 years old. The over-sized skull came from Party City. I added the eyes (painted 2 1/4" wood balls). It is mounted on a length of PVC pipe with a simple half body attached (ribs and a shroud). Overall height is about 5 feet. The head can turn left or right and the articulated jaw is controlled by a string. I left the jaw bolt exposed because I thought it just added to the weirdness.

I also have a newer one, made from the same type skull, but given a different look.

I use them to lip-sync songs, usually to open the show. The backdrop curtain becomes a puppet theater, so the skeleton rises up high while I control from behind the curtain.
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Back at ya Michael. May the spooks be with you. (The good ones)!
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Quite cool! It kind of reminds me of the late Marty Feldman.
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Steven's newsletter apologetically (as in "we're sorry if you weren't able to buy one) announced that your run of Oriental See-Through Block Boxes is sold out. Clearly no surprise Michael. This may be one of your best pieces. Congratulations!
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Michael Baker
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Thanks, Oz! I saw that yesterday. Mark and Shawn called me and I got the heads up.
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I received that email too. That was probably the most beautiful piece of apparatus I've ever seen. If I had to pick my top ten favorite pieces of apparatus of all time, most of them would be Michael's.

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So true Ron. But your work is right up there too.
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Michael Baker
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You got that right. I have seen many of Ron's pieces first hand and they are wonderful!
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Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!
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Michael Baker
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Happy Thanksgiving!!
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Michael Baker
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I'm going to hopefully side step the humble pie (I'm still full of pumpkin pie) and do a little bragging. This is the review of the See Through Block Box (scroll down to see it).

http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/......528eaba9

Also, I want to do some bragging on Stevens Magic Emporium. They are the ONLY dealer that I work with for such products. They carry the highest quality products, they are extremely reputable, and they are all super great folks! Thank you, Stevens Magic Emporium!!!
~michael baker
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Bill Hegbli
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I ran across your latest piece in the email ads from Stevens this week, you latest project the See Through Block Box looks very beautiful and exquisite. Really like your color combinations on this one.
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