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 Post subject: Mark Wilson Illusions
PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 8:55 pm 
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Are the plans in Mark Wilsons Complete Course In Magic Expensive. Im basically wondering about the tipover trunk. Is the tipover trunk exoensive and hard to make. Thanks. I really need help.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 8:03 am 
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Considering in his videos they use cardboard boxes, I would say no. It is an easy and cheap prop to build unless you want to make it out of an expensive wood.
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It can be high-decorative, dragons painted all over it, look like a magic prop,

or, as said, it can be made out of cardboard. Simple, plain, and they won't suspect a thing.


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is it hard 2 make


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Not too much. 8)


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is it hard to make out of wood


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Possibly.

My God, get the book. If you have it, read it, and stop asking questions. Seriously, it's clogging up this section.


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ill ask questions if i want


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go ahead, we're here to help. but Magic Matts has a point, stop spamming


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Ok, here's a suggestion:

Make a new thread, and post all your questions there.


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i just made a miniture model of this today i made mine out of wood and i would say its pretty hard to make because everything needs to be perfect and considering you would need alot of tools to make it it would be expensive to build if you dont have the tools but it only cost me 5$ to make mine but thats because i had the tools and scrap wood


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I made a tip over trunk last year...all total, wood, paint, hardware....cost around $100. I have very basic carpentry skills (read non-exsistant) and my box worked very well. Make sure to paint the interior black, as well as the platform. Also, I found it was able to hold more weight if I added wheels down the center, and not just on the four corners.....

Took about two weeks for me to finish......


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skate13 wrote:
Considering in his videos they use cardboard boxes, I would say no. It is an easy and cheap prop to build unless you want to make it out of an expensive wood.
-Tyler


Cardboard boxes to make a Tip-Over Trunk? That's a recipe for disaster. In the book, he suggests using cardboard for stuff like the Victory Cartons and the Arabian tent Illusion, but when you get to the more advanced constructions like the Curious Cabinet and Who's There, he recommends plywood and pine boards. Although his explanation of the Tip-Over Trunk does not refer to specific building materials, I certainly wouldn't build a platform on casters out of cardboard, and since the method the trunk uses to function relies in part on the weight of the material out of which it is built, I'd pass on cardboard.


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Does anyone get theres specially made for them?


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 Post subject: i made one
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i made one (out of wood), it was my FIRST ever illusion built!!
i made it out of MDF wood, (particle wood) and made a very strong base, it has four wheels and it is the HEAVIEST DARN THING IN THE WORLD!
so, when building build ONLY OUT OF LIGHT WEIGHT, BUT STRONG WOOD

i suggest Ply Wood. Make it as light as possible or otherwise you'll have a heck of a time trying to lift it from ground to back of truck.

it is not that hard to make, you just need the tools. (Be Carefull), for example, to make a circular cut for the sides, you'll a speacial saw to do that, also if you wish to place a lovely design around the edges, you'll need a router.,... etc...


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