Friday, May 22, 2009
"The Cocoa Card Rise" is made inside of a vintage Walter Baker tin. The turning knob was found outside of my band's practice space, and I believe it comes from a banjo. The card wire frame is made from coat hangers and copper wire. This is a classic of magic. Usually, a selected card mysteriously rises from a pack without anyone touching the cards. I chose to use the banjo knob as part of the trick because it reminds me of old wind up toys. The best part is that any deck of cards can be used, and even after shuffling, the selected card rises!