Category Archives: Lessons

Houdini Knot Tutorial

By Tom Interval Harry Houdini (1874–1926) was a magician, but he became a legend for his uncanny ability to promote his exciting escapes from any contraption humankind could devise. He escaped from handcuffs, leg irons, straitjackets, packing crates, milk cans, … Continue reading

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Easy Card Prediction Tutorial

By Tom Interval Let’s keep it real. If you could actually predict the future, you’d use your talents to play the lottery, not to guess which card someone will choose. But as prediction card tricks go, this one is among … Continue reading

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A Quick, Quirky, Corky Trick

By Tom Interval When I was about 14 or 15, my father, Jerry Interval (1923–2006), taught me an amusing, if not amazing, little trick with two corks. I’m not 100 percent sure who taught it to him, but I suspect … Continue reading

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Appearance on KFMB CBS News 8 with Jenny Milkowski

By Tom Interval Yesterday morning, KFMB CBS8 invited me to appear on Morning Extra with Jenny Milkowski. A few days before, they heard about the five-week adult magic class I’m offering and thought it would be fun to have me … Continue reading

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Double-Sided Coin Trick Part 1

By Tom Interval Do you like easy coin tricks? So do I! Today I made a quick video tutorial for my Patreon patrons. It teaches how to take one of those funky two-headed coins and “magically” make it a regular … Continue reading

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How to Control a Card the Easy Way

By Tom Interval I haven’t frequented the local magic clubs for years, but one thing that stands out is how some magicians insisted on doing magic using difficult sleight of hand to achieve the desired effect on the audience. Judging … Continue reading

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Swing-Cut Four-Ace Production

By Tom Interval Who doesn’t like a good ace trick? Well, okay, some experienced magicians might not. Why? Because most magicians need another ace trick like they need a pet rock. But some ace tricks are better than others, and … Continue reading

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