Originally posted by Richard Kaufman:
George, I'm just curious, why would you go to all the trouble to create a website that duplicates the material on Warner's own website?
Richard, I have collected many fine magical apparatus over the years. Names you will recognize for their outstanding quality include Richard Gerlitz, Jim Riser, Collectors' Workshop, Milson-Worth, Mel Babcock, Owen's Magic, and Todd Lassen. However, the one craftsman that has impressed me the most is Alan Warner, so the website is MY thanks to his contribution to magic.
Second, I also wanted to be able to see my particular pieces in my collection whenever I am away from home. Teak comes in so many grain and color patterns, which is the reason Alan decided on this wood to build his line of Mini-Magic. Therefore, each of Alan's pieces is unique because of this. So, it is really not necessarily "duplicating the material". I had actually requested Alan to choose the more spectacular wood he had on hand for many of my items...you can see this in many of my images.
Third reason for the site is that this is my first endeavor in HTML coding and web designing. It also allowed me to learn Photoshop, an expensive program residing idly in my computer, so overall, it's been a great learning experience. What better choice to do the "homework" than on my favorite craftsman and his work.