(Notice: I purchased this new directly from Joe Long and Thomas. However, if you look at the photos closely you will see a crack in the one of the inner wooden sides (photo 07). It doesn’t go through to the other side (in fact it appears the sides are made of three sheets of wood and just the outer one has split. It has zero impact on the effect and should last just as long. This is always one of the risks with wood. It probably expanded/contracted in transit. Please be aware of this when bidding.)
Here is a real beauty from Thomas Pohle. It is very easy to get a little jaded with all these little boxes that we see from various craftsmen – they can’t all be amazing can they … but this one certainly is 🙂
It is not a new effect and we have seen similar effects with matchboxes and blocks of metal and most recently from Magic Wagon and their Miracle Block. However, none of them look this good. The block has no segmented lines as is common (including Magic Wagon’s version) with this type of effect. And it doesn’t matter how hard you look you’ll find no holes or joins. If you watch the instruction video provided by Thomas even he has some trouble resetting it – because it is that good.
The block is the only gimmicked item and these blocks take four days to complete.
If you are tired of the other block penetrations maybe it is time to dump those bad boys and get this beauty – the one block penetration to rule them all 🙂
Effect: An ornate box is shown with three spikes going through the sides. The lid is lifted and you can see that a solid gold block fills the inside of the box and yet the spikes can be pulled back and forth with the block inside. Naturally the spectator believes there are three holes in the block. But as each spike is removed one by one, very openly with no moves, the block is then tipped out and seen to be 100% solid.
Even up close there is nothing to see. It is a truly a magical illusion!
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