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The Four Burglars Tutorial

By Tom Interval Some card tricks are old. And some are really old. The Four Burglars is really, really old. Its origin dates back to 1591 in A Notable Discovery of Coosnage and continues through such classic magic texts as … Continue reading

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Easy Card Find Tutorial

By Tom Interval “Pick a card, any card.” As cliche as that phrase is, identifying a chose playing card can be both amazing and entertaining. For those who haven’t yet learned a simple pick-a-card trick, the following old video tutorial … 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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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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Double Prediction Card Trick Tutorial

By Tom Interval There are two old principles in card magic I love, and I’ve combined them to create this super-simple prediction effect. What is an effect? In magic parlance, an effect is basically what the audience sees. Or, more … Continue reading

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Coins to Glass Magic Routine Tutorial

By Tom Interval Did you know coins can demolecularize? Okay, you got me. I made up that word. But think of it as a synonym for dematerialize. Either way, did you know? You see, tossing coins from hand to hand … Continue reading

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Like my magic videos? Here’s how you can help me make more!

By Tom Interval I’ve had a YouTube channel for years but, unfortunately, haven’t posted as many video tutorials and other magic content as I had originally planned. The main reason: Making videos takes a lot of time, effort, and money, … Continue reading

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