Wonder Nest of Boxes by Louis Gaynor(c. 2010) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)
These beautiful boxes built by Louis Gaynor and distributed by Joe and Mark Stevens are based on the Joe Berg Wonder Nest of Boxes c. 1938. They are smaller than the stunning Mel Babcock Nest of 5 Boxes which makes them a bit more practical, and they have a lovely look and feel.
Effect: Made from finest Arkansas Walnut lined with green felt they use strong magnets to lock them rather than keys. I like this feature for two reasons:
- I won’t lose the key and
- it makes the performance faster without the usual fumbling as you unlock each box.
They use the Joe Berg method which is sure fire and doesn’t require an assistant. The weight on my set is 3.8 lbs and the Mel Babcock ones are 7 lbs heavier! The size for the largest box is 6″ square. The bases are also set in which allows for all the boxes to be stacked without tipping.
I have not seen the original Joe Berg’s Professional Wonder Nest of Boxes, but this remake is amazing. Everything I see from Louis Gaynor is amazing quality and he is certainly on par with Mel Babcock. And if you like wood magic then you already know how fabulous Mel’s work is.
Approx. Price: $650.00 (2011) ***
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