Money Paddle Idea

magic money paddle

One prop I don’t really like, but spend way too much time thinking about is the Money Paddle. I’m not sure what it’s supposed to be.

Is it an olde tyme drink stirrer?

And if it is, how do you give it context for a modern audience?

One thing that it reminds me of is a strop for sharpening blades.


The strop pictured above is probably 18 -24 inches long, where a money paddle is about 6 inches. That’s a small point to give it context. A knife and a strop belong together, so the props are connected.

color changing knives and money paddle

I glued some black and white paper to my money paddle and now the next thing is to try to figure out a routine to do with them.

Also on a side note, the only reason I own a money paddle is that some were made out of wood from Houdini’s house in New York. I thought that was a fun thing to own, but since it see it everyday, I want to figure out something to do with it!


Money Paddle!

A while ago I bought a money paddle that was made from wood that was reclaimed from Houdini’s house in New York. I really don’t like the money paddle, but having one got me to play with it a little bit and I came up with a couple of ideas that weren’t standard.

the first uses money on the paddle, but the effect is slightly different:

@louiefoxx Houdini VS Andrew Jackson! #houdini #andrewjackson #magictrick #funfacts #fakefacts #escapeartist #closeupmagic #sleightofhand #louiefoxx #twentybucks ♬ original sound – Louie Foxx

The second idea is a better and more original idea:

@louiefoxx Spoon Optical Illusion #spoon #opticalillusion #magic #louiefoxx #magician #magictrick #what #surpriseending @seattlekraken #sleightofhand #wtf ♬ original sound – Louie Foxx

This was a fun to play with and I have a few more ideas for the money paddle that eventually I’ll get around to recording.