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Cherchez La Femme effect
In 1938 Al Baker’s Cherchez La Femme magic effect appeared in Greater Magic. While in high school I built a version from found grape crate (lug) wood. The 2014 photo shows a new version I’ve just finished. I had planned to make a more graceful base but the dense reddish wood I chose was extremely difficult to turn. Both models work just fine. The earlier model used standard poker sized cards; the current version uses jumbo cards.
Grape crate model circa 1963
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