You may not be aware that I have a somewhat "silent" partner behind many of my videos. My son Wyatt turns 14 today and continues to astound me with his creative ideas. Without him, there might not exist Hell's Kitchen's Workshop, Man vs. Wood, and countless other crazy notions that find their ways onto video. Not to mention his ideas for many woodworking projects, themselves. And he's always there when I need a cameraman. So Happy Birthday Wyatt!
This video has two quick, but amazing "magic tricks" you can put together in minutes. Michael McCatty inspired me to build the second one, The Snapper. He actually drew out this really cool design in SketchUp. Thanks Michael.
I ran across the Magic Propeller in a book on traditional toys. It's one of those tricks that will really bewilder people. I'm not sure how it works. It must have something to do with creating a harmonic motion. However it works, it's neat.