I will shortly be cutting holes in a kitchen worktop to house the sink
What is best to use to mark the shape to be cut?
I tried pencil, but it does not show up very well, and obvioulsy
cutting the hole correctly is critical.
Find the approximate positions of the holes, cover with masking tape and
pencil accurate position on the tape.
If you want a more 'high-tech' solution buy a pack of CD/DVD marker pens
from a good stationers or computer fair (cost about £1-00). These pens
will write / mark almost indelibly on impervious surfaces.
On Tue, 13 Nov 2007 14:53:16 +0000 John Rumm wrote :
Surely for sink and hob openings cutting from the top with a downcut
blade is better, ideally with the top sitting on the units so you
don't have to lift it once you've cut the hole.
Muched loved in the IT industry as well for fixing tiny scratches on equipment.
What's the thing about signing playing cards? Is this for when you
want to mark one for later reappearance from somewhere completely
different? Of course we all know that it's one that you made earlier.
Do you have an assistant called Sharon?
Its to block 'reconstruction' of an effect by a spectator. Any good magic
effect will cause the spectators to try & work out how something that is
clearly impossible could have happened.
Probably the most used effect involving a signed card is 'card to wallet' -
where your signed card appears in the magicians wallet.
If the card is unsigned the obvious 'reconstruct' is that the magician
somehow knew which card you would take & had a duplicate in his wallet.
Hence having the card signed.
Second most obvious 'reconstruct' in this effect is 'one you made earlier'.
Several ways to block this, 'accidentally' smudging the spectators signature
(known as an accidental convincer) or having them draw something or add the
time/date as well as signing the card.
Now the reconstructs are blocked.
My version, from the spectators view; card is chosen at random from a pack
of red backed playing cards. Card signed, signature accidentally smudged
making it unique. Spectators pushes card into middle of deck.
Card later found in the zipped compartment of my wallet, folded neatly into
four, and now has a blue back.
I developed this to increase the mystery. To reconstruct the spectator now
has to work out (a) how did it get into the zipped up compartment, (b) how
did it get neatly folded into four, (c) how come the back colour has changed
from red to blue.
No explanation - therefore it must be magic.
As we say in the trade - its a bit of a knuckle buster (heavy duty sleight
of hand), but a powerful effect so its worth the effort.
On Mon, 08 Jan 2018 12:14:04 GMT, Mr Whyles
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