The finger reel is one of those utility items thats use is only limited by your own imagination. It belongs in the case of every magician and is so popular and useful that complete books have been written about its use.
Pull out a complete pencil from the case and pass out for examination. Place the pencil back in the case and push the centre portion of the case to the side. The pencil is broken in three pieces. The centre is then pushed back and is instantly is totally restored. Absolutely no skill is required.
A small die is shown between two dishes. The dish is emptied and turned over a couple of times. When opened a bigger die has magically appeared. The dish is emptied and then turned over and over and once again surprise surprise, an even BIGGER die appears.
Uncanny it happens right under their eyes! A playing card is shown and placed upon your palm. The card is held within inches of his eyes. Eerily the match starts slowly risingfloatingalmost a full inch off the card.
This is a Close-up trick that has stood the test of time. To demonstrate this you take a piece of blank paper and insert it between the rollers, turn the knob and out comes a ?20 note. You do this again and again.
Ask someone to think of a number between 1 and 999. Then hold your note pad in front of you and write down a number, ask the number they thought of, turn the note pad around and show them the number you have written down is their number.
Simple directions and clearly drawn diagrams enable beginners to master a host of dazzling deceptions: passing objects through solid barriers, cutting and restoring a length of rope, card tricks featuring the "magnetic touch," and many more.