Hole Cutter 3000
Designer: Tim Clothier
Builder: Tim Clothier – Illusion Projects Inc
The Hole Cutter 3000 is a giant sawing-in-half effect. The magician is secured in a box on the end of a track. The saw is driven into the box, cutting magician in half. Machine lifts up, separating magician’s upper body (which is stuck inside the circular blade) from the legs. Blade slowly turns rotating upper body in the air.
The method was inspired by the classic ‘half girl on a swing.’ The apparatus has a unique design created and built by Tim Clothier. The prop is both hydraulic and electric.
Information provided by Tim Clothier