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Project by KnotCurser posted 03-26-2012 11:05 PM 1347 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of our good friends runs and stars in a Magic Show most weekend nights in Baltimore, Maryland.

His name is Spencer Horsman and he is really a fantastic Magician. He’s been on David Letterman as well as performed with David Copperfield and Lance Burton in Vegas. What he excels at is Card Tricks – he seems to have about a dozen decks of cards within reach at all times.

I had him sign one of his playing cards and made him a 35 piece puzzle out of it. This was done on the scrollsaw with a #00 “puzzle” blade. It’s mounted on 1/8” thick cherry that was pre-treated with tung oil.

To hold the puzzle, I also made a quick tray out of cherry and walnut scraps – NEVER throw scraps away! :-)

If anyone has the opportunity while visiting Baltimore check out his club!

Enjoy!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com





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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 03-26-2012 11:12 PM

Wonderful project, Bob! It came out wonderful! :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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SPalm

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#2 posted 03-26-2012 11:14 PM

That is really neat. Well done Sir.
The tray is very nice too.

You do the coolest projects.
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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scrollingmom

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#3 posted 03-27-2012 01:38 AM

Turned out cool. I did that with some Christmas cards as well. Worked okay, but the only thing to hold them together was the envelope. I really like this project.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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RussInMichigan

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#4 posted 03-27-2012 02:00 AM

Nice project, KnotCurser.

I’m curious about your process and materials. If you don’t mind me asking, what adhesive did you use to attach the card to the 1/8” stock and did you topcoat the card?

I’ve been doing some small puzzles similar in size and I’ve seen so many playing cards with just wonderful designs, front and back, that I thought I’d try them as mini-puzzles.

Thanks for sharing.

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LittlePaw

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#5 posted 03-27-2012 03:44 AM

You’re a very lucky guy to have that opportunity and you did a great job on it, Bob!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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KnotCurser

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#6 posted 03-27-2012 11:15 AM

Russ,

The process to create one of these puzzles was learned and changed from a lot of practice and failures…...

I’m going to create a blog very shortly with each step covered closely. Keep an eye within the next week for it.

:-)

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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Helkat

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#7 posted 03-27-2012 12:49 PM

Really neat. I keep finding so many toys and puzzles I’d like to make on this site, I’ll have to have great-grandchildren in order to give them all out. Any my oldest kid is only 5!

Looking forward to the blog post!

-- Nat, UPstate NY, http://www.cordlessimpactdriverhq.com/

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