Magician's Arsenal: Professional Tricks of the Trade
The sorcerers' secrets in this book all have a special twist: they combine the illusion of magic with the firepower of improvised explosives, incendiaries, firearms and electronics. Most magicians don't use flamethrowers or human blowtorches in their acts, but you can after reading this! The material in this book is dangerous and therefore for information purposes only.
understand how this door lock is connected to a handgun.) This device has great potential for the special effects expert with an imagination, but do remember that it's dangerous when misused. Relay Electric Door Lock Actuator (pulls trigger on gun) Start Telephone (anywhere in the world) WARNING: THE EFFECTS AND DEVICES IN THIS BOOK ARE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND SHOULD BE UNDERTAKEN BY TRAINED PROFESSIONALS ONLY. THIS MATERIAL IS PRESENTED FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY. 35 SHOCKER The
fuze, then buy some Nichrome wire from the hobby store. Shove the middle of the wire into the firecracker where the fuze was. Connect the wire leads to the end of the Nichrome and that's it. You now have an electric firecracker, a squib. Your local Radio Shack is a special effects man's paradise. Every switch, wire, and box needed to do this and many other types of jobs are in one store. I highly recommend you get one of Radio Shack's free catalogs. (No, Radio Shack did not pay me to endorse its
will throw all the pins up at once. It will take several flicks to cause all the pins to pass the shear points and open the lock. You must learn the proper pressure to use on the tension wrench. This comes with practice and depends on how tight the pins fit in that particular tumbler. The second pick gun utilizing a clothespin works basically the same way. You flick the clothespin repeatedly while keeping the tension wrench lightly torqued. With practice you will be amazed at how well these
IMPORTANT: Possession of the above devices is illegal in most states. Check laws before constructing. WARNING: THE EFFECTS AND DEVICES IN THIS BOOK ARE EXTREMELY DANGEROUS AND SHOULD BE UNDERTAKEN BY TRAINED PROFESSIONALS ONLY. THIS MATERIAL IS PRESENTED FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY. 71 SPARKS In this trick, the magician produces a huge shower of sparks in his fist, which has to be seen to be believed. But it is dangerous, so you should understand exactly what you are getting into if you
remotely detonate an improvised explosive device: Cellular mobile telephone Radio paging system (beeper) Wireless intercom Toy walkie-talkie Touch-Tone encoding and decoding system Cordless telephone Citizens band radio FM wireless microphone and portable receiver Autoalarm paging system VHF scanner as a receiver • • • • Audio modulated relay Toy remote-controlled car, boat, etc. Garage door opener Television remote-controlled channel changer IMPROVISED EXPLOSIVE DEVICES FROM COMMERCIAL BURGLAR