Magi climbs steps up to a thin table. Assistant locks him/her into 3 stocks. Now assistant plunges 3 large blades, one into each of the stocks, dividing him/her into 3 pieces. The blades can be clearly seen THROUGH the table and out the bottom. Now as if by magic, a curtain raises up from the table top to completely obscure the performers. Just seconds later, the curtain lowers to show the two performers have now EXCHANGED places! Magi retracts each blade, and the assistant gets up unharmed.