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Over the last several years, I’ve had the opportunity to meet and work with various people, and sharing their stories through this magazine is one of the things that I genuinely enjoy. For example, I’d like to introduce you to my friend Lupe Nielsen. 

I met Lupe through my friend Jimmy Clewes, who you’ve seen contribute to this magazine. Lupe is one of those people that, whatever she decides to do, executes it at the highest degree. Her woodworking is no exception, but that’s no surprise considering her day job.

Lupe runs Nielsen Magic, where she builds and sells magic props for magicians worldwide. And I’m not talking about small tchotchkes you’d pick up in a magic store. I’m talking about the top level magic acts and props that magic collectors pay big bucks for. The level of precision and detail needed to execute these items (which are, in essence, woodworking projects) is unparalleled. This is why I asked Lupe to develop a fun magic project for us to include in the magazine. When Lupe first showed me the box and trick, I was speechless, which, if you know me, is saying something. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!  

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