Magic Nook Magic
Red, Whit6e & Blue!
Their Hands Dye Version
Flinging Silk Routine
Flag Crate (Cabby)
by Jim Gerrish
Following the directions
in this e-Book you will build a special version of the
old "Silk Cabby" designed to work with a
three-way Mis-Made Flag. It appears to be a crate from a
flag company, but it only contains three white 9"
silk handkerchiefs. Running them through the holes in the
sides of the "crate" turns them to red, white
and blue silks. Then the red and white silk change to a
mismade flag- red and white, but missing the blue. When
trying to add the blue, the flag appears with blue bars
and a red star field. Finally, a flag pole is pushed
through the crate and attached to it is a regular red,
white and blue Star Spangled Banner.
Jim provides several
separate solutions to this old Tom Sellers' trick (the
Silk Cabby) from 1933. One solution is to adapt a
standard commercial Silk Cabby. Then Jim shows you how to
improve on the Silk Cabby in a variety of ways, building
a double tube version from scratch. Finally he ends with
the simplest Silk Cabby of all which gets right down to
the roots of the effect. You get to decide which one (or
build them all!) you want to build.
You are not required to
use this Cabby for a "Mismade Anything"
routine, but if you choose to do so, you'll need a set of
Mismade Flags and a Dollar Store flagpole.
For each Cabby that you
wish to build you'll need one sheet of 1/16" by
6" by 36" Bass wood (preferred), one sheet of
1/4 inch thick by 3 inch by 36 inch Bass wood or Balsa
wood, some gaffer's tape for hinges, and for those that
contain a clear transparent tube, a 1.75 inch diameter
clear plastic mailing tube.
Kitchen tools - razor
knife, metal yard or meter stick, fine sandpaper.
Wood glue, masking tape,
polyurethane clear paint.
On-line sources are given
for all items mentioned. The e-Book contains step-by-step
construction photos and diagrams for all parts of this
kitchen workshop project.