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I would recommend Paul Osbourne's books to anyone interested in building their own illusions.
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elimagic
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Is the number you're thinking of...
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I'm hoping to build my first zig zag from his classic illusion book. Wish me luck
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I got the Black Book and Classic Illusions Vol. 1 and Classic Illusions Vol 2. recently and had requested Paul Osborne to sign the books for me. First I did not receive the books for a long time and had to write back to him. They came back saying that they are going to send the books again as it seemed that the first mail was lost. I got the three books after quiet sometime and the signatures were not there. I see no point in buying the books from the author who will not sign it for you. Best is to buy it from who you get it cheaper as the sending cost is charged on to you. Specially if the books are costing USD 165. I was disappointed.
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"Is there some smaller illusion that would be a good first illusion for anyone like me? Preferably something that only uses wood ..."

I would think a sub trunk or packing crate would be a good start.

Thom
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Dear Dennis:
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On 2007-10-27 18:16, Dennis Michael wrote:
It was once on Osborne's website but, now after I just looked, and it is not there. It has never come out. I was waiting for it because I like shadow boxes. If it does I'll add it to my collection.

I would like to get:

Abbotts Illusions Book
Owens Illusions Book 1
Owens Illusions Book 2
Thanks.
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By "Abbotts Illusion Book" do you mean "Tops Treasury of Illusions"? It is available at http://www.abbottmagic.com/Tops-Treasury......fill.htm

I don't know if there is an Owens Illusion Book, but there are two volumes of "Keep the Wheels Turning" available from Owens. http://www.owenmagic.com/Books___Bluepri......nts.html Both include illusion plans.
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On 2010-02-23 22:14, Thom Bliss wrote:
By "Abbotts Illusion Book" do you mean "Tops Treasury of Illusions"? It is available at http://www.abbottmagic.com/Tops-Treasury......fill.htm

I don't know if there is an Owens Illusion Book, but there are two volumes of "Keep the Wheels Turning" available from Owens. http://www.owenmagic.com/Books___Bluepri......nts.html Both include illusion plans.


What the price for the Owens books?

Thanks
maharajademagia
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Thom Bliss and Laszlo Csizmadi I got the name from Dennis Michael’s following post.

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On 2004-03-30 22:27, Dennis Michael wrote:
Thayer Plans: Famous Spike Mystery: Owens Illusions Book 1
Abbotts Plans: Guillotine: Abbotts Illusions Book


So maybe the names you are mentioning are correct.
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For anyone who is interested, the Osborne site now has the 3rd volume of the Classic Illusions available as well as a few new blue prints that I had not seen before.
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The price on Owenmagic books: # 8001 - $250. # 8002 - $150. Hope this helps. Sincerely, Serg.
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I ordered Osborne's Classic Illusions III, and I am waiting for it. It should come today so I can add it to the master list of illusions.
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OK I got it and like the other volumes, it belongs in my Collection of Illusion Plans.

I have updated my previous postings with the below information.

The Classics of Illusions Volume Thre......8.00
Osborne, Paul: 25 Things: The Classic Illusions Vol. 3 (Things you must consider...)
Osborne, Paul: Aga Levitation, The: The Classic Illusions Vol. 3
Osborne, Paul: Cannons, The , The: The Classic Illusions Vol. 3
Osborne, Paul: Chests of Mystery, The: The Classic Illusions Vol. 3
Osborne, Paul: Cutting in 6ths (Sixths), The: The Classic Illusions Vol. 3
Osborne, Paul: Queen's Cut: The Classic Illusions Vol. 3
Osborne, Paul: Girl in Drum, The: The Classic Illusions Vol. 3
Osborne, Paul: Head Chest, The (Chest of Nefertari): The Classic Illusions Vol. 3
Osborne, Paul: Arrowhead: The Classic Illusions Vol. 3
Osborne, Paul: Dagger Chest: The Classic Illusions Vol. 3
Osborne, Paul: Tools: The Classic Illusions Vol. 3 (The tool kit)
Osborne, Paul: Mignon: The Classic Illusions Vol. 3
Osborne, Paul: Palanquin, The New: The Classic Illusions Vol. 3
Osborne, Paul: Princess of Thebes, The: The Classic Illusions Vol. 3
Osborne, Paul: Shadow Boxes, The: The Classic Illusions Vol. 3
Osborne, Paul: Shadow Boxe Revisted, The: The Classic Illusions Vol. 3
Osborne, Paul: Stack of Boxes: The Classic Illusions Vol. 3
Osborne, Paul: Taboret, The: The Classic Illusions Vol. 3
Osborne, Paul: Postword: The Classic Illusions Vol. 3 (About Illusion Systems)

Notes:
The Aga Levitation uses an assistant operated mechanical lift method and provide a locking loop method for the hoop
The Cuuting in Sixth and Queens Cut are basically the same illusion
The Head Chest includes the drawing for the "Chest of Nefertari"
The Tool Kit could be expanded and require much more than listed. Terry Evanswood has a large packing case with drawers of tools and parts, for just about any problem that occurs.
The Shadow Boxes provides a lot of notes from major illusionist. As a matter of fact, many of the illusions in this book provides notes from the pros.
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I also not understand why Paul Osbourne is always on the top of all subjects, is it a tribute to him?

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This is a sticky post because it lists plans for Illusions.
A sticky post means it is permanently on top.
With over 45,000 reads, it is a very popular topic, hence it top line status.

As for Osborne, he does have the most plans, however, others are also listed in this topic.

There are quite a few readers, who appreciate these listings.
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Great thread,so as a beginner illusionist regarding osbourne's website,what's the book to purchase?
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Get them all. You'll benefit mightily from Paul's experience and drawings. My favorite is the Genii Plans book though. Not sure if that's available through Osborne or Genii.
...Your professional woodworking and "tender" loving care in the products you make, make the wait worthwhile. Thanks for all you do...

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All the books together cost 4.240$,that might be a problem.
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On 2010-08-24 12:01, nyphoebe wrote:
All of them cost 4.240$,that might be a problem.


At least that might make Paul Osborne happy!! Smile
...Your professional woodworking and "tender" loving care in the products you make, make the wait worthwhile. Thanks for all you do...

http://Sefalaljia.com
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Sure will,does't make me all that happy though.
:P
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Hey everyone,

I was just wondering if anyone knows where I can get Paul Osborne's thin sawing in half plans here in the uk? I can only find it listed on US sites.

Best wishes and thanks in advance!

Luke Smile
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