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BritishMagic
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I have an idea for a coin gimmick I'd like to try and get made, but I have no idea where to start.
I know I could probably contact schoolcraft or Lassen etc. but they are always busy and I don't want to pay a fortune to test the gimmick/effect.
Any ideas of how I could go about trying to get a test/prototype made?
Any input would be appreciated.
Thanks
Joshua Barrett
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Or contact Roy Kueppers
https://www.roykueppers.com
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Unless the coin you want to do could be made with a simple drill and few lathe operations, or you will make a large quantity, the set up cost of the fixture and machines (that are fixed cost), will be high for sure.
Tango is another option.
BritishMagic
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Thanks for the info. I think I'll give Roy Kueppers a call and see what he can do.
Matthew Crabtree
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Johnson does custom work as well. I had a set of coins for Xchange made up after getting the effect. The ones that came with it didn't sound like coins. The custom ones Johnson made feel and sound like coins.
BritishMagic
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I have called Roy, seems like he'll be able to help me out; thanks for the help Café
BritishMagic
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So I have been trying to work with Roy, but he is pretty unresponsive (I am sure he's constantly busy) but I think I may need to start looking at alternatives.

Has anyone tried the 'Submit a Trick' things they have on magic sites like Penguin/Ellusionist/Theory 11 etc. should I try that approach?
Should I hold out and hope Roy gets back to me?
Should I try other coin gimmick creators?

Thanks for the advice!
Matthew Crabtree
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Check with the folks at Johnson Magic.
BritishMagic
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I'll try calling Johnson, their contact form doesn't seem to be working.
Thanks
countrymaven
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You might be surprised what you can do with a jewelers saw, a tiny lathe or foredom handpiece attachment.
Corin Webster
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Lots of gimmicks are easily made if you buy a pillar drill and a cheap lathe . I agree with above post entirely .
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