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I am only a fledgling magician trying to come to terms with what my mother politely calls my center of attention disorder. Smile But here is the thing, I am not so much interested in learning little tricks like ball and vase or oven cups and balls for that matter. Don't get me wrong, I love cups and balls and perform it every chance I get, but I really would love to start designing and building and performing my own effects. But I figure to start with, I will see if I can build tried and true tested effects first, but am unable to come up with the plans for even the simplest of illusions, the zig zag lady, or the production box. If anyone can help me locate schematics for these and any other effects, I will be greatly appreciative and most generous with compensation for copies not wanted by their owners anymore. Thank you for your time in reading this post. Smile And merry Christmas to all.
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Suggest you read through some of the posts on this site. Your questions have all been answered here before, and many, many times. It may take 10-15 minutes of your time, but then...!!

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Try the Paul Osbourne plans. They are a good start as there are many illusions to choose from, some simple, some not. He has a series of 4 books out on the topic.

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Try the base book, by Rand Woodbury. Great starter for modern bases and stairs. It doesn’t cover some of the NEW, NEW bases. But that information is easily obtainable through watching the latest magic shows (for as early as 1990), stopping the tape and measuring out peoples hands as they place them on the tables and props. If you measure out the comparisons, you'll figure out the prop and or trick. This way you will have an understanding on principles and take that and do something totally original and new with it.

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There has already been posted a thread on the new classic illusions Osborne book, which includes schematics for Zig-Zag and several other "classic" illusions. ~Tim
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