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I Need Tip Over Trunk plans - Assuming Osborne?

Posted: March 9th, 2018, 7:20 am
by Air Weaver
First time posting here, but not new to magic. I am new to illusion building, however. I have a pretty complete woodshop, and I am looking to make a tip over trunk.

The specific usage for this trunk will be in a high school musical. Due to the way we're staging the scene, I do not want to build a double trunk. It won't be presented as if we were in a magic show. It will be on stage blending in with other scenery and props, and right before the appearance, it will be "accidentally" tipped forward and shown empty.

So, basic, old school, wooden crate looking trunk.

I am about to buy the Paul Osborne Workshop plans. Can I assume this is the gold standard for what I want?

Re: I Need Tip Over Trunk plans - Assuming Osborne?

Posted: March 9th, 2018, 9:50 am
by tulane
Maybe rent one from a local magician? There are tons of these sitting in storage lockers and garages. I'm sure they'd appreciate the opportunity to earn some cash for doing nothing.

Re: I Need Tip Over Trunk plans - Assuming Osborne?

Posted: March 9th, 2018, 9:58 am
by lybrary
As an alternative I suggest the one from Rupesh Thakur https://www.lybrary.com/tipover-trunk-p-697428.html

Re: I Need Tip Over Trunk plans - Assuming Osborne?

Posted: March 9th, 2018, 12:10 pm
by Air Weaver
lybrary wrote:As an alternative I suggest the one from Rupesh Thakur https://www.lybrary.com/tipover-trunk-p-697428.html


Thansk for the recommendation. Can you say why you like this one particularly?

Re: I Need Tip Over Trunk plans - Assuming Osborne?

Posted: March 9th, 2018, 12:12 pm
by Air Weaver
tulane wrote:Maybe rent one from a local magician? There are tons of these sitting in storage lockers and garages. I'm sure they'd appreciate the opportunity to earn some cash for doing nothing.


I live in the middle of nowhere PA. Finding one within a reasonable driving distance that would also qualify by looking right for the scene could become an expense of time that I prefer to put into the shop. I have always wanted to build one anyway, and I need it to look right in the scene.

Re: I Need Tip Over Trunk plans - Assuming Osborne?

Posted: March 9th, 2018, 12:14 pm
by lybrary
Air Weaver wrote:Thansk for the recommendation. Can you say why you like this one particularly?

I am not an illusion builder and don't have an opinion one way or another. I am sharing this simply as an alternative to check out.

Re: I Need Tip Over Trunk plans - Assuming Osborne?

Posted: March 9th, 2018, 5:02 pm
by Tom Moore
I would point out that the osborne plans are not really what you'd call "plans" - they're usually a couple of pages of 2D hand drawn sketches with some dimensions (but not others) and few proper construction method notes but with a huge caveat which basically says "make this in cardboard first to make sure it will work and iron out all the kinks" - They are really more of a jumping off point to provide you with an outline of the construction rather than anything that would normally be considered plans.

I'm not familiar with the Rupesh plans specifically but since they claim to have 3D models and run to 27 pages they would seem to be a much more comprehensive and traditional set of plans than the osborne ones generally were.