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Duke

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Tonight I had my first dry card-splitting success!

I was failing because I was pulling the THIN layer away from the THICKER layer, and it would tear.
REVERSING that makes all the difference. (Ya coulda told me![smile])

Also rolled the card over a sharp table edge, in all directions, too. But don't know how much difference that makes.

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Tonight I had my first dry card-splitting success!

I was failing because I was pulling the THIN layer away from the THICKER layer, and it would tear.
REVERSING that makes all the difference. (Ya coulda told me![smile])

Also rolled the card over a sharp table edge, in all directions, too. But don't know how much difference that makes.


Glad you had an epiphany.  As you get better and better you'll notice fewer and fewer wrinkles too.  Smooth and steady does it.
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Here's a topic on TMF about splitting cards.

https://www.themagiciansforum.com/post/splitting-cards-10100917?highlight=splitting

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Here's video of Don England's technique:

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Here's video of Don England's technique:

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Just realized that the Don E video is from the Penguin lecture. That shouldn't be given out. I do have some video of a Don E lecture at Abbott's close up that was shot by a friend. I'll see about posting that one.


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Duke, I love you! Thanks for posting this about pulling the thick layer away from the thin one. I tried it and it worked great the first time! Thus ends YEARS of frustration!
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Hi Marko,

Thanks so much. It's exhilarating when it works, huh?

It's funny, because I watched several videos narrated in Chinese, Japanese, or Russian. They may have actually mentioned thick and thin, but of course, I don't recognize it.

Glad to hear you are rockin'.

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Here it is: two views of my first success EVER!

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Wow, Marko, those DO look good!
Are you good at finding the center of the card without cutting too deep, or just off center?

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Off center. I trimmed my fingernails yesterday so had a hard time and had to use a pocket knife to pry the layers appart a little bit. I suppose that I should do it with my nails a little longer and sharp. However, it worked fine with the knife after I tapped the corner against the table to begin the separation. I have to tell you this is addictive! I have split several more cards since I did the first one!
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Tweezers are your best friend!

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Many thanks!!! I'll get a pair of them and go on a card-splitting frenzy!!!
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Marko, pay attention to by tweezers like those on the picture, with large « ends »
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To buy, bloody phone keyboard !!!!
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