The Road to Primalgimcrack

How the heck did I get here!?


pri·mal /ˈprīməl/ adjective -essential; fundamental.

gim·crack /ˈjimˌkrak/ noun -a cheap and showy ornament; a knickknack.

In my search for a better magic wand than what was available in most magic shops (black plastic with white plastic tips), I was having no luck. So I decided to make my own. I found a wood lathe on craigslist, brought it home and let the wood chips fly.

After some experience making wands and egg boxes from various exotic woods a friend of mine called me and said he had a metal lathe that he bought specifically for making coin boxes. He and a friend went through some frustration trying to get it to work. I took it off of his hands and collaborated with him on my first metal coin box.

The box design has gone through many iterations and, as I tend to get bored, have changed quite a bit since the beginning. On this site you can see the stages they went through, and what’s available today.

All of my gimcrack are made with the professional magician in mind. If I myself wouldn’t use it then I wouldn’t make or sell it. Check back regularly. New picture articles will be added as they are completed. Or join my mailing list and be notified of new posts on this site.

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