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Published on Jun 23, 2012
Joe Porper makes quality handmade products for magicians and is the inventor of countless ingenious devices. This short video tells the story of a true craftsman and his trade.
When we first visited Joe in Canoga Park, California, just north of Los Angeles, we experienced something truly special. Porper's workshop is a creative nucleus of ideas and brilliant craftsmanship. The confined space plays with every sense: the sight of tools, the sound of machines, the smell of materials and fresh debris dissipating through the air so thick we could taste it. Not just a workshop, but a working shop with years of history. The floors are layered with sawdust, the tables crowded with hardware and the shelves lined with everything from unfinished prototypes to beautiful, ingenius apparatus. Now in his mid 70′s, Joe continues with day-to-day operations; still dreaming, inventing, and machining. Joe Porper is an inspiration to us and we're honored to share his story with you.
Vist www.porperoriginals.com for a complete catalogue of magic.