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I want to make a magic wand that gets hot enough at the tip to set flash paper aflame without the audience being able to tell it is any different from an ungimmicked wand.

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bassmonkeyBest Answer (author)2009-08-28

maybe do something like a cigarette lighter (in a car) and either have the wand in a cup that could be plugged into the table like a charger and right before you do the trick, and have it at a natural angle (not straight up). use a silver tipped wand and have a coil of some metal,i don't know what your budget is but i bet it's not gold! so probably use maybe, copper? I don't know exactly, I'm a magician not a scientist. Anyways, put it in t e cup right before the trick, kind of make it look like your a little dis- organized and make it look like it's completely unnecessary and not part of the show, then do a trick to get there attention, maybe d'lite or rising deck, or floating light bulb, then do your amazing trick! maybe if this sounds too hard, go on http://www.magicgeek.com and they have a flint thing under fire , so you could have the wand in the other hand, and strike the paper in the other. hope that helped. :)

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The Jamalam (author)2009-08-11

Perhaps you should try and get an electric circuit or charge it up with static electricity, and then coat it in kerosene or get a bit of methane around. My science teacher could charge himself up on a van der graff generator and light a bunsen burner with his finger because of the static electricity. Good luck.

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