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Michael Peterson
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I just got my pocket organizer, I ordered it directly from Klamm. I ordered it on Thursday & it was in the morning mail, that was really fast!

Cool little thing, can't wait to get it all loaded up & start using it!


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It's awesome isn't it!
The shipping is unusually fast as well.

While I'm finding new prop organization items, I'm also reducing the size and number of props that I carry. The flexibility of the Klamm organizer has been a big help.
Think inside the box. . . it's less crowded.
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I found an old CD fanny pack. works just great it has two front pockets, a mesh pocket with velcro, also in the front, and two small pockets on the belt, they are divided into two smaller pockets. I was suprised when I found out just how mush fit. For me it is more then I would use at any gig, but I put stuff in it to see what it would be like. Just an Idea. I found my in the Garage collecting dust Smile
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On 2007-12-31 23:35, Dustin Baker wrote:
I built an item a bit like that, but I never use the darn thing. It doesn't increase pocket space by enough to be worth using, nor does it allow you to use the jacket's existing pockets.

I'm trying to find something that I can put into my jacket's side and inner pockets to organize props.


None of these devices will increase your pocket space. That's limited by the size of the pocket. They will help you organize your props, as long as you use fairly standard props.

Try eliminating everything that isn't absolutely necessary. Now that I'm through with the festivals, I usually work in some kind of jacket. I wear a nice vest, as well. I have a couple of ball holders under one edge of the vest for loads for the chop cup. My CTW goes in my right breast pocket. C/S/B goes into right outside jacket pocket, using the ticket pocket as the holder for the coins. Color changing knives go into the same pocket. They are touch coded.

Chop cup goes into left outside jacket pocket. Ring Flight goes into left back pocket. One deck of cards goes into left outside jacket pocket as well. This is for CTW.

TT material goes into right trousers pocket, with deck of cards. If I'm doing ID it goes into back right pocket. Jackets are tailored so props don't make the clothing bulge.

Other items go into left jacket pocket, as well as vest pockets. If I'm doing a three hour strolling gig, I have more than enough material for the tables.
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Is Klamm's pocket organizer I should go for? How does it compare with the Close-Up Organizer by Seams Like Magic?

http://www.penguinmagic.com/specialorderproduct.php?ID=9017

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On 2008-01-03 00:54, mrunge wrote:
Yep...you're crazy! OK, OK...just kidding.

Me? I just like collecting more "stuff" and adding it to the other "stuff" I already have. You can't ever have too much "stuff." There's always that one little spot that can hold even more "stuff." Might not be able to get the door open, but that's where all the "stuff" is.

Mark. Smile


"We've got more places than we got stuff! We're gonna have to go out and buy MORE STUFF" haha, reminded me of classic George Carlin there.

Love those organizers you guys have been linking to. Good stuff.

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Working out where to put stuff - and how much stuff to put - takes time. It's also confidence dependant. The more confidence you have - the less you need.
If you work the same place every week, or weekend - you need to be prepared for the same customers - next time.

But - me? I go out prepared for 3 different shows...just in case.. I come across a table I've done recently..........

I have the High Caliber Holster as a reserve, and use a waistcoat (vest)with a few internal pocckets.. very much what I have in my pic -no sleeves.. and that's it. I rarely use the HC holster... but I love the security it gives me. It's a confidence thing again - and that's something you really can't buy...

My advice is.. once you know what you want to do for a few years.. get yourself tailored for it.
Get pockets sewn where you need them.
Ask your seamstress for the obvious.
Use sewn-in magnets... hey! this is a BIG one for me...
Just think.. go into a junk clothes chop and buy something that SUITS you... and adapt it.
You don't even have to be able to sew.. you can buy stuff that welds fabric together with an iron..
And.. study Cellini..

don't make the mistake I did. "oh.. that'll do for now".

Plan ahead. For everything.

Spik later...

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These look interesting. Has anyone tried to dye them black or maybe navy blue? Is it possible? What is the material?
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On 2008-01-03 01:27, Dustin Baker wrote:
That's some crazy "stuff". Smile

Posted: Jan 4, 2008 2:59am
I looked around and found this organizer on a medical supply site:
Pocket Pal II
http://www.medexsupply.com/medical-organ......074.html
Looks like it might be pretty good.

Posted: Jan 4, 2008 11:37pm
I just got the Klamm's Magic organizer today, and man am I angry . . .

that I didn't buy 2 to save on shipping!
It looks perfect, thanks Harry.

Posted: Jan 5, 2008 5:26pm
The "pocket-pocket" arrived today; and with the combination of the two, I think I have what I need.

I'm still in the process of re-working a few routines and changing different aspects of my pocket management, but with these new resources it looks promising.

Thanks to everyone who contributed.
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On 2008-01-02 05:58, pepka wrote:
Call me crazy, but if you guys need a special pocket organizer when you're working close-up, you've got too much crap in your pockets. I do 4 hours of strolling loaded like this...deck of cards left jacket pocket, coin purse, (it's double sided, one trick in each side) one loose chinese coin in the same pocket I can grab easily, a wand and marker in my left inside jacket pocket, egg bag in right, rear pants pocket holds wallet for card to wallet, left back pocket occasionally holds 2 pieces of fruit for final loads. When I'm finished with everything it goes back in the same place. I keep an extra deck of cards stashed at the bar in my bag.


Man, you must be "puffy" with all that fruit.

How about that company that sells that leather trick holster. That seems like a good idea. I just don't like to be weighed down. I carry nuts bolts dice heavy stuff.

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Does anyone tell me where I can find a pocket organizer for jacket pocket available currently??
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The links for Klams pocket organizer are bad, due to the death of Mr Klam. The medical supply links still work. I find I need to bring much more stuff than I actually use. Its a confidence thing. But is also gives you flexibility in case something is not just hitting well that day, or you have repeat customers who've already seen your mainstays
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On Jan 2, 2008, pepka wrote:
Call me crazy, but if you guys need a special pocket organizer when you're working close-up, you've got too much crap in your pockets. I do 4 hours of strolling loaded like this...deck of cards left jacket pocket, coin purse, (it's double sided, one trick in each side) one loose chinese coin in the same pocket I can grab easily, a wand and marker in my left inside jacket pocket, egg bag in right, rear pants pocket holds wallet for card to wallet, left back pocket occasionally holds 2 pieces of fruit for final loads. When I'm finished with everything it goes back in the same place. I keep an extra deck of cards stashed at the bar in my bag.


I pretty much agree with not needing so much stuff. HOWEVER, I am now in a situation where I have two tricks that both need access to one pocket to go smoothly. Rather than re-work the tricks, much easier to keep two props separated in the pocket.
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