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Topic: Other 'shells' to use?
Message: Posted by: Strange Tasting Fish Sticks (Oct 27, 2009 11:55PM)
I know that people on the streets use bottle caps as 'shells'. What other things can you use as shells? What about using bottle caps as shells and using a piece of crumbled up foil for the pea?
Message: Posted by: ray raymond (Oct 30, 2009 10:31AM)
Foil won't work. try cosmetic sponges used to apply make up then cut off a square then keep cutting the corners till it is round.
Message: Posted by: Whit Haydn (Oct 30, 2009 01:16PM)
Hollowed out potatos are often used in Barcelona. Matchboxes are very popular for street work, usually down on the asphalt. Breakable seedling pots the size of big thimbles are also used. Brass bells with the clapper removed are popular in the Middle East.
Message: Posted by: TheGiz (Nov 4, 2009 09:56PM)
I have a set of pewter bells, with ringers removed that work.
Message: Posted by: DStachowiak (Dec 22, 2009 11:55PM)
Back in the early 70's I saw street workers in Buffalo using "crown" bottle caps- the ones on long neck beer bottles- with both a hard pea on a padded surface, or a rubber cement pea on a newspaper.
Message: Posted by: NJJ (Jan 9, 2010 05:38PM)
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On 2009-10-30 11:31, ray raymond wrote:
Foil won't work. try cosmetic sponges used to apply make up then cut off a square then keep cutting the corners till it is round.
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Foil does work...I've seen it used in Stockholm.
A wadded up piece of paper also works.

A sponge would definitely work better!

But nothing beats a Perfect Pea.