Magic Nook Magic
Big Red Box Of Magic
Color-Free Table Well +
Tying the Knot
Haunted House Box
by Jim Gerrish
Using Howard Westgate's
Tray Principle, you'll create a Clown Bus Box (decoration
optional) from which you produce 12 posable Clown Dolls
(production load optional). Instead of having a paid
assistant holding the tray, it is held by a helper from
the audience, who is none the wiser as to how all those
clowns come tumbling out of the bus one by one, not to
mention the additional farm animals and clown pets. All
sources for the props and parts are included in the
You'll need two sheets of
1/16" by 6" by 36" Bass wood (preferred),
and an unpainted wooden tray (unless you want to make a
tray from scratch).
Kitchen tools - razor
knife, metal yard or meter stick, fine sandpaper.
Wood glue, masking tape,
spray paint (we used "school bus yellow" and
A dozen or more Neodymium
magnets to keep the clowns in place on the tray for
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.
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