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This video shows you how to shave a deck of cards so that you can perform many common card tricks.

Make a “Magic” Deck of Playing Cards – Link

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.



  1. morder says:

    I’ve been a magician for many years (going on 16 now) and I must say that tricks that require skill (instead of modified props) are much more impressive. Say coin tricks where anybody can give you a coin or anybody can give you a deck of cards. If you go to a friends house and he asks you to show you that trick and hands you a deck of cards then you’re screwed and you’ll have to go back to a trick that requires deck manipulation. (Look up Lennart Green) for a great card magician who doesn’t use props (or hardly any)