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Re: This one baffled me...

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:26 am
by lnlver
Steve S. wrote:I would like to see Kent produce one as well but I am wondering if he can due to the construction of the materials. The apparatus is very smooth as it needs to be for the prop to work properly and somewhat silently. Can a 3D machine do that? Hmmm...

If anyone can figure it out, it's Kent! ;)
The best way to make the prop is on a CNC machine. Even then, you'd have to glue the pieces together precisely to get it to work smoothly.

Re: This one baffled me...

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:50 am
by Rob Rand
Yes indeed very cool Victor! I like the dog and the robot Robie :)

I once had the skeleton coin bank, with the hand grasping the coin :)

Re: This one baffled me...

Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:57 pm
by Rob Rand
Here is a very baffling effect: Joao Miranda's Haunted Box:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwzuXTVWFU8

Probably you will all already heard about it ...

A box that suddenly closes its lid as if it is enchanted by a ghost, exactly at the moment of the chosen card or anything else...

And .... I am today the happy owner of this box, the Deluxe version :) Ordered the last copy at magicshop.nl. They happened to demonstrate this box this same day...

This is really something special, and my first electronic item ... I thought it was mechanical, but no ... I am impressed. and tonight my wife was really scared when the lid suddenly 'BAM' closed at the right moment...

Maybe I'm the only one who was so silly to order it, because it is not cheap ...

Re: This one baffled me...

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:11 pm
by PeterW

Re: This one baffled me...

Posted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:30 pm
by ØyvindK
PeterW wrote:This is pretty cool!
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hXjRJ4BDPUY
Yes, hadn't seen that before. I think I can guess how most of it's done, though.

Re: This one baffled me...

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:27 pm
by Olaf S
ØyvindK wrote:
PeterW wrote:This is pretty cool!
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hXjRJ4BDPUY
Yeah, I also think that's cool, always to be ready to perform it
And "This one baffled me" thread is worth to work through

Re: This one baffled me...

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:11 pm
by David DeTenyo
What the heck ??? I need that one (if it's easy to do ;) ) !

Re: This one baffled me...

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:09 am
by Olaf S
David DeTenyo wrote:What the heck ??? I need that one (if it's easy to do ;) ) !
LOL - yes it looks great - i found an long size version:
https://www.magic-voitko.com/details.ht ... =11&id=185

Re: This one baffled me...

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:24 am
by David DeTenyo
This one is right up our alley:



Looks fantastic. I know Rob once posted a similar effect on his Youtube channel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVtmTQlxcGg&t=41s) but this looks more impressive. I'm baffled :)

Re: This one baffled me...

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:02 am
by Rob Rand
This is super clean! Amazing! 100 times better than my Made in India trick :)

Re: This one baffled me...

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:44 am
by BillD
Currently one for sale at Hocus Pocus - "Temple of Dragons and Jewel Chest of Sea-Ling by Richard Gerlitz"

Can be found under "Private Estate - Tricks" (halfway down Page 2)

https://www.hocus-pocus.com/magicshop/i ... hoice=0065

Re: This one baffled me...

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:58 am
by Olaf S
BillD wrote:Currently one for sale at Hocus Pocus
Well that is a bargain: $1,695.00 - I mean it is very good and well crafted but out of reach for me
Most of the Richard Gerlitz magic items are beautifully made and have an exclusive flair that i like

Re: This one baffled me...

Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:15 am
by Olaf S
David DeTenyo wrote:Looks fantastic. I know Rob once posted a similar effect on his Youtube channel
I do see here some more sophisticated techniques applied in this trick
But since this is open to the public I prefer to hold back my insights

Re: This one baffled me...

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:20 am
by Olaf S
Rob Rand wrote:This is super clean! Amazing! 100 times better than my Made in India trick :)
I watch it over and over again and am thrilled by this effect, my brain try to catch the secret
Maybe somebody knows the secret & like to exchange insights about it in a hiden thread ...

Re: This one baffled me...

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:10 pm
by John B.
The performance is extremely well done. It is nice to be amazed Olaf- enjoy it!

I was bidding on one these at auction about a year ago, but didn't have the high bid, unfortunately.

Richard has some of the tightest tolerances I have ever seen in a magic prop- for example, the back panels on my Family Ties are within a mm and are a perfect fit. What sets him apart is the highly complex mechanisms and the level of engineering under such tight tolerances.

Re: This one baffled me...

Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:43 pm
by Olaf S
John B. wrote:The performance is extremely well done. It is nice to be amazed Olaf- enjoy it!
Richard has some of the tightest tolerances I have ever seen in a magic prop- for example, the back panels on my Family Ties are within a mm and are a perfect fit. What sets him apart is the highly complex mechanisms and the level of engineering under such tight tolerances.
Hi John, i really enjoy this magic gem very much, one of the best magic trick I've seen so far
I'm not just talking about the effect, the overall impression is simply beautiful and impressive
I love such work that was carried out so precisely and lovingly and used high quality materials

Re: This one baffled me...

Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:18 pm
by Olaf S
The Orange Tree Illusion - How ingenious is that ? - Just beautiful


Re: This one baffled me...

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:13 pm
by Olaf S
An unusual demonstration with a special extra touch, start at 1:40


Re: This one baffled me...

Posted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:17 pm
by Simon Layland
I'm not seeing a link Olaf.

Re: This one baffled me...

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:36 am
by Rob Rand

Re: This one baffled me...

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:57 am
by PeterW
This is Derrin Brown, while on the topic has anyone here seen Derrin Brown's The Push? Very interesting show but......***WARNING IT LEFT ME FEELING LIKE THERE IS NO HOPE FOR HUMANITY***

Here's the trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=doFpACkiZ2Q

Re: This one baffled me...

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 5:13 pm
by CollinW
VictorS wrote:Anyone collects coin banks ? Beside Tenyo versions there are so many other cool versions that amazed me :) :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2l9hTgfWzT0
I don't collect them but have always had a deep fascination with Automatons. I know of an incredible collection of complex Automatons which are wasting away in Florida. Owner has no interest in parting with them. :( So that's baffling to me

Re: This one baffled me...

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:11 pm
by VictorS
CollinW wrote: I don't collect them but have always had a deep fascination with Automatons. I know of an incredible collection of complex Automatons which are wasting away in Florida. Owner has no interest in parting with them. :( So that's baffling to me
You are right Collin, I think all of us love automatons. :) :)

Re: This one baffled me...

Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:38 pm
by John B.
VictorS wrote:
CollinW wrote:

You are right Collin, I think all of us love automatons. :) :)
+1

Re: This one baffled me...

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:40 am
by Rob Rand
I like the Lego automatons, but I don't have the intention to build one myself... Not yet? :)