I obtained this incredible piece from Paul Lembo. I watched him restore what should have been scrap metal and rotted wood over a period of several months. I became obsessed with the Orange Tree Illusion. After a year it was time to see if Paul would wheel and deal…though it wasn’t a cheap investment. Talking my wife into allowing me to spent that kind of cash of for what is a play toy to most people was the real magic!
One morning she came into the bedroom and said, go ahead…have fun! I called Paul and worked out the arrangements. I had actually seen this once in person at Paul’s incredible workshop. Obsession is probably an understatement!
A couple of weeks later the 18-wheeler pulled up and the crate unloaded into into The Trickery’s garage area. I ran for the crowbar and hammer! It took about 40 minutes to uncrate and then carry each piece into the house. To say I was like a little kid at Christmas time wouldn’t come close to the excitement coursing through my insides! I realize I need to get out more and that I’m like a small child at heart, but this was fun!
We assembled the historic illusion and read the instructions Paul provided several times before actually taking it for a test spin. The video above shows how this looks like real magic in person. Wow!
Thank you, Paul!