Perform Awesome Card Illusions With A Homemade Magic Trick Deck

Perform Awesome Card Illusions With A Homemade Magic Trick Deck

No matter what anyone says about performing magic tricks, everyone’s jaws drop when they see an amazing illusion. Here’s how you can turn a regular deck of cards into a custom deck that makes doing magic tricks easy.

Over at Make, Gareth Branwyn has a guide — based on a how-to in Mark Frauenfelder’s ebook Trick Decks — for turning a standard deck of cards into what’s known as a “stripper deck.” The cards in this kind of deck are tapered so that even beginner magicians can quickly pull certain cards from the deck with ease. You can see an example of a stripper deck trick in this video from Mark Frauenfelder’s YouTube channel.

To make your own, you just need a way to trim each of the cards accurately. Branwyn uses an office paper trimmer with a jig setup that ensures each card gets cut the exact same way. Once you’ve cut the cards properly, your deck is ready to perform several illusions you can find in various magic books or online. Check out the complete guide at the link below for more tips and places to find magic tricks.

Decks for Magic Card Tricks That You Can Make Yourself [Make]

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