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blindbo
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I have a fantasy of making lota, foo, vanishing, appearing, production, changing, and other similar type props out of a very unique raw material. Think as large as a toaster and as small as a peach. That's my preface.

I'm looking for direction on learning the real mechanics for these type devices and whatever else I can find. What resources would you suggest to give me the most bang for my bucks?
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Most of the effects you mention here, the methods can be found in some of the most basic magic books, including some of the Dover books which are reasonable. I am not certain, from your post, is that the type of info you are looking for...books that have methods! If so, I can be more specific.
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Rice's Encyclopedia of Silk Magic has many production and vanishing apparatus.
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blindbo
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YES! You both are on the right path!

If I were building illusions, I would break out my Osborne plan books....

I am wanting to find those type of plans for magic apparatus. Smile

I can find lota in Tarbell, for instance. So, any resources you can think of would be greatly appreciated.

I'll be checking into Rice's, thanks Jeff!
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Mark Wilson's book also has some of those things you mentioned.
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mathematical design, but what's missing is the eyebrows. - Frank Zappa"
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