Self-Working Table Magic
Self-Working Table Magic
97 Foolproof Tricks with Everyday Objects
written by Karl Fulves
1981
Work of Karl Fulves
122 pages (Paperback), published by Dover Publications
Illustrated with drawings by Joseph K. Schmidt
Language: English
(112 entries)
Data entered by Lorenz Schär.
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Unknown 1. Quicksilver coin through handkerchief 1
Unknown 10. Euclid's Triangle puzzle, forming eight triangles with six matches 15
Unknown 11. Squaring the Square 16
Unknown 12. Four Square 16
Unknown 15. Tipsy Cocktail match puzzle, glass with four matches and an olive inside, moving two matches to remove olive from glass 18
Unknown 17. World's Strongest? lifting a matchbox with two fingers on a cigarette box, first and little finger 19
Unknown 18. Who Pays the Bills? bar bet, matches broken in half, one who takes the last one has to pay, favorite of Nate Leipzig 20
Unknown 19. Matching Matches off-beat divination of selected amount of matches, "as many as you plus enough more to make X" 21
Unknown 2. Mystery Vanish spectator holds two coins and performer tries to make one vanish by tapping them with a pencil, pencil vanishes and appears in pocket, behind ear 3
Unknown 22. Dice Catch two dice held outside of a cup, puzzle throwing both dice inside with one hand 26
Unknown 23. Controlled Dice Shot betting that with two dice most of the times a one or a six is thrown see also "Dai's Wager" (Pat Hennessy & Dai Vernon, 1997) 27
Martin Gardner 25. Spell-A-Die using the parity principle, instead of counting a number a name is spelled (Lincoln or Washington), name is divined 29
Unknown 27. Technicolor Dice different colored dice, prediction of rolled sum 31
Unknown 28. Mental Die die under hat, divination of number 32
Unknown 29. Logic Dice divining chosen number, quarter turn instructions 34
Unknown 3. Ghost Coin coin under handkerchief is dropped into a glass, it penetrates glass see also "Discless" (Jack Miller, 1950) 4
Unknown & Ben Christopher* 32. Movie Star Magic do as I do routine with slips and names of movie stars, matching 40
Unknown 33. Hocus Pocus Puppet hand puppet from handkerchief 42
Unknown 37. Mystery Spinner egg spins to one side then changes to spin in other direction 48
Unknown 38. Strong Man Stunt rolled up napkin can only be torn apart by performer 48
Karl Fulves 39. Calculated Capital result turned over gives city, gag 49
Unknown 40. Balloon Burst red balloon put in paper bag and popped with a needle, inside the bag a inflated blued balloon is found 49
Unknown 41. Puncture Proof pin through balloon, two methods 50
Jack Avis 43. Loops Entwined also published as "Loops Entwined" (Jack Avis, 1953) 52
Karl Fulves & Royal Vale Heath 45. Left-Handed Thoughts different coin in each hand, spectator does quick mental calculation and performer is able to name the result 55
Karl Fulves 47. Unlisted Numbers medium divines which of two credit cards is selected and if it belongs to a man or a woman, test is repeated and as a climax medium names several digits of the card 57
Karl Fulves 48. Right on Time performer pretends to have an accurate mental clock, interval can be stopped precisely 59
Unknown 5. Hole in the Pocket marked coin from pocket to under foot 7
Peter McDonald 50. Clocks two watches, set time match 62
Karl Fulves 52. Behind Closed Doors circle / triangle 63
Alex Elmsley 54. Twister performer twist rubber band and spectator holds it, he cannot untwist it also published as "Twister" (Alex Elmsley, 1973) 67
Karl Fulves 55. Tale Twister variation on Elmsley's Twister with two pens 68
Karl Fulves 56. Slippery Shears rubber band on scissors, us freed under handkerchief 69
Unknown 57. Bet a Band rubber band on finger which is held by spectator is freed, as a bar bet 70
Fred Furman 59. Double Jump Collins Jumping Rubber Band, with two bands 73
Unknown 6. Sealed Silver one of three coins vanishes from handkerchief and appears in envelope held by spectator 8
Bruce Elliott 60. Flying Clipper double jumping rubber band routine, on one is a paper clip, looks like clip jumps from band to band 73
Neal Thomas* 62. Strange Interlude rubber band configuration between fingers also published as "A Puzzle" (Neal Thomas*, 1978) 75
Unknown 63. Not A Knot 77
Karl Fulves 65. Transposition traveling knot, two handkerchiefs 79
Unknown 69. Popper Up pencil penetrates handkerchief 83
Unknown 7. Merlin's Magic eight coins counted on a book and then held by spectator, one coin vanishes and joins the other coins 9
Karl Fulves & Martin Gardner 70. Comedy Vanish pencil under handkerchief vanishes and appears in mouth 84
Edwin Tabor 71. Fourth-Dimensional Hanks two silks are tied together in center and come apart also published as ""Fourth Dimension" Silks" (Edwin Tabor, 1948 / 27) 85
Slydini 73. Time Flies spectator's keys, coins and watch put in handkerchief, which is then slammed on the table, watch vanishes and appears on performer's wrist, MacCarthy fold 89
Unknown & George Starke 74. Dexterous Digits little finger is apparently stretched 91
Unknown 75. It Floats! toothpick / match sticks to hand and floats behind fingers 92
Unknown 77. Whisk Away two spectators, one touched on back with whisk broom other reacts 95
Martin Gardner & Karl Fulves & R. M. Jamison 78. Looking-Glass Logic sentences and letters in reflection of a mirror change meaning 96
Unknown 79. Hypercard 99
Karl Fulves & James G. Thompson Jr. 81. Safety Pin-Up classic unlink 103
Don White 82. Swindle Pins swindle classic unlink see also "Piff, Paff, Pouf!! The Magic Safety Pins" (Don White, 1938) 104
Jerry Andrus 85. Un-Safety Pins two safety pins open by themselves in spectator's hand 107
Karl Fulves 86. Quick Release quickly unlink safety ins as a bar bet 108
Karl Fulves 87. Pin-A.Tration two linked safety pins penetrate handkerchief one by one, MacCarthy fold 109
Richard Durham 88. Ultra Penetro pin slides free after pinned with handkerchief see also "Pin Thru Hank" (Richard Durham, 1979) 109
Sam Lloyd 89. Buttonholed pen with looped string through button hole, puzzle 112
Bob Hummer & Unknown 9. Million-Dollar Mystery twelve coins on table, spectator can remove some and coins with heads and tales up are divined, blindfolded see also "The 12¢ Solution" (Karl Fulves, 1975) 13
Karl Fulves 90. Loophole Logic pen with looped string through handle of mug, puzzle 114
Unknown 93. Invisible Ink pen vanishes under handkerchief 117
Martin Gardner 94. Pen Kink borrowed pen is placed away and then produced again also published as "Pen Kink" (Martin Gardner, 1941) 118
Karl Fulves 95. Write Off pen transforms into pencil 118
Unknown 96. Ink of Another Color pen writes in named color 119
Howard Wurst 97. Pen Ultimate pencil put in one sleeves comes out from other sleeve, then it is stretched 120
Unknown 42. An Airtight Case ungimmicked needle through balloon 51
Unknown 34. An Amazing Apple apple thrown on the floor bounces back, behind table 44
Unknown 64. The Appearing Knot one-handed 78
Karl Fulves 35. The Apple Monster apple thrown on the floor bounces back, behind table, large bite has been taken from apple 46
Unknown 4. The Backward Ghost coin dropped in glass with water under handkerchief, wished side is up then penetrates glass 5
Unknown Balancing a Glass on the Edge of a Dish 43
Unknown Bluff Vanish pretending to take a coin from a handful of change 10
Unknown Book as Coin Tray 9
Karl Fulves & Oscar Weigle & Bob Hummer 53. The Borgia Cup three cups, poisoned glass is found 64
Karl Fulves Close-Up Illusions 91
Unknown Coin Vanish to outer breast pocket 8
Karl Fulves Conjuror's Collection 38
Carl Brema 31. The Cups and Balls simple routine 38
Karl Fulves Dice Dexterity 26
Karl Fulves 51. The Eight-Object Test thought of object is divined, eight object in box, spectator has to spell his, a letter for each object that is taken by the performer 63
Karl Fulves Elastic Illusions 67
Unknown 8. The Escape Artist three coins dropped in spectator's sleeve, one penetrates it 11
Mel Stover & Howard Lyons & Karl Fulves 80. The Fifth Dimension hyper card routine see also "Hyper Card" (Karl Fulves & Kim Iles & Mel Stover & Howard Lyons, 1978) 100
Unknown 14. A Fish Story match puzzle, fishes has to swim in other direction by moving some matches 17
Unknown 36. The Great Bottle Mystery cigarette balanced on a paper ring which stand on a bottle, ring has to be taken away so cigarette falls into bottle 47
Unknown 92. The Hands Only pen clipped between thumbs is twisted in other position which is impossible to duplicate 115
Karl Fulves Hanky Panky 77
Tom Ellis 83. The Impossible Unlink see also "Linking Pin Moves" (Tom Ellis, 1978) 105
Karl Fulves Introduction iv
Unknown 20. The Jumping Match match jumps when touched with other match 22
Stanley Collins 58. The Jumping Rubber Band classic 71
Unknown 66. The Knot Paradox knot in handkerchief without letting go of the ends 80
Karl Fulves The Linking Pins 103
Unknown 16. The Little House Ann Ten, match Puzzle 19
Brian MacCarthy & J. W. Sarles 72. The MacCarthy Hank Fold marked coin among several coins in handkerchief penetrates fabric 86
Karl Fulves Magic Show in a Matchbox 15
Unknown 44. The Mind Dowser paper balanced on the edge of a coin moves when pen comes close 54
Karl Fulves 49. The Mind Transmitter pen code, coin value divined by medium 60
Karl Fulves Money Magic 1
Unknown 26. The New Dropout three dice held between two fingers, dropping only the center one 30
Unknown 76. An Optical Trick optical illusion with two strips of paper, T-formation one bigger than the other 94
Karl Fulves Pen-Ultimate Magic 112
Unknown 21. The Penetrating Matches between the fingers and thumb 23
Unknown 46. The Psychic Motor piece of paper on a pin sticks in a cork, starts to turn by itself 56
Karl Fulves Psychic Tricks 54
Ken Beale 61. A Quick Getaway rubber band penetrates pencil held by spectator, with business card 74
Arthur Carter & Dai Vernon & Karl Fulves 30. The Red Prediction invisible die, "you will chose the only red card" 35
Tom Ellis 84. The Repeat Impossibility see also "Linking Pin Moves" (Tom Ellis, 1978) 107
Unknown 13. The Roman Equation roman numbers, changing point of view 17
Unknown 67. The Second Paradox knot in handkerchief without letting go of the ends, without table 81
G. W. Hunter 91. The Snapper snapper with cap and pen 114
Unknown 68. The Third Paradox impossible knot in handkerchief 82
Martin Gardner 24. The Thirteenth Turn parity principle, spectator can give die twelve or thirteen quarter turns, performer divines amount of turns 28