Magic Nook Magic
Big Red Box Of Magic
Color-Free Table Well +
Tying the Knot
Haunted House Box
by Jim Gerrish
Jim explores the history
of the drawer box, and then shows you how to make one of
his "new-fangled" ones from Bass wood
(preferred). You can make a traditional Drawer Box, or
one of Jim's Drawer Box variations with all of the latest
cranks and buzzers (bells and whistles?) and even a
drawer box that can be thoroughly examined.
Notice that Jim can
completely remove the drawer from its cover and show both
empty at any time. It can even be opened by a helper from
the audience. Again and again, the empty drawer box can
fill up with lollipops or other wrapped candies, or
plastic gold coins and pirate treasure, etc. The
"loot" is poured into buckets for distribution
to the audience, if desired.
As Julian Mather*
describes in his Build Your Magic Show series,
the box can be decorated like his "Nellie the
Pig" or other creatures and critters of your choice.
Feet, ears and tails can be added if desired.
You'll need three sheets
of 1/16" by 6" by 36" Bass wood
Kitchen tools - razor
knife, metal yard or meter stick, fine sandpaper. A small
drill bit to attach a knob.
Wood glue, masking tape,
spray paint (we used gloss red, gloss white and flat
Large Wiggly Googly Eyes
for your critter face, if desired. Two or more Neodymium
magnets to provide a certain convenience.
On-line sources are given
for all items mentioned. The e-Book contains step-by-step
construction photos and diagrams for all parts of this
kitchen workshop project.
* Julian Mather, Australian Magician and
author of the on-line experience called Build
Your Magic Show: http://buildyourmagicshow.com/
. The name Nellie the Pig is mentioned
with his permission.