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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

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

  • morder

    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)