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Topic: TT 'plug'
Message: Posted by: ldrosenblum (Nov 3, 2009 01:59PM)
A real newbie question:

What works best for 'plugging' a TT so that its contents don't spill out in your pocket?
I'll be keeping a TT filled with small sparkles in my pocket for most of the show and would prefer if the sparkles don't all end up in my pocket before I need them. I imagine that tape or tissue might work, but given my inexperience, I was hoping to learn about the easiest, cleanest thing to use.

Thanks everyone!

PS - I apologize if the answer is already on the Café somewhere, but I really couldn't find it. (possibly because of the acronym?).
Message: Posted by: Donal Chayce (Nov 3, 2009 02:23PM)
A rubber cork will do the trick. It will stay firmly in place and still be easy to remove with one hand.

Here's a link to one supplier:
http://www.hometrainingtools.com/category.asp?c=126&bhcd2=1257279840
Message: Posted by: ldrosenblum (Nov 3, 2009 02:31PM)
Thanks Donal-

Great idea. I will definitely be ordering.

In the meantime, I have a little performance this evening. Anyone have any ideas on what's best to use that I might have around the house?

Thanks again.
Message: Posted by: vpatanio (Nov 3, 2009 02:44PM)
Cut the pinky off of a rubber glove and stretch it over the openning...that might work

-or-

a wine cork might fit, but I think it may be to narrow to plug the hole

-or-

another thumbtip fits beautifully like a cork...i just tried

Vinny
Message: Posted by: ldrosenblum (Nov 3, 2009 03:04PM)
Thanks very much Vinny-

I only own one TT, so I'll try the rubber glove idea. Excellent.

Thanks again.
Message: Posted by: jimhlou (Nov 3, 2009 03:37PM)
I have a small pocket within my pocket - I guess it's a watch pocket? Anyway, the TT sits in there straight up. You could probably sew a little pouch inside your pocket to hold it there until needed.

Jim
Message: Posted by: The Futurist (Nov 3, 2009 03:50PM)
And thanks from me too! I was recently considering how best to carry about a TT with slush powder inside. I have a couple of TT's so I shall try your suggestion, Vinny. Cheers.
Message: Posted by: Bob Sanders (Nov 3, 2009 03:58PM)
Keep an empty 35mm film canister in your pocket with the TT in it.

Bob Sanders
Magic By Sander
Message: Posted by: ldrosenblum (Nov 3, 2009 04:03PM)
Great ideas Jim and Bob-

I think I have a few pairs of jeans that have those watch pockets inside regular pockets. I'll see if those jeans still fit! And I'll also look for a 35mm film canister around my place. It's been a while since I've actually used film.

Thanks guys,

Larry
Message: Posted by: gaddy (Nov 3, 2009 04:29PM)
Fingertip cots?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finger_cot
Message: Posted by: dsalley13 (Nov 3, 2009 04:49PM)
LOL @ Gaddy. I was going to say scissored-off condom tips, but that seemed to be in poor taste. The finger-tip condoms you sourced look like they would work great. :o)



dsalley13
Message: Posted by: ldrosenblum (Nov 3, 2009 05:19PM)
Interesting ideas dsalley13 and gaddy-

I think it might work as long as I always remembered to completely pull off the cot/condom. I can imagine the look on the parents' faces if they saw me with a 'finger cot' hanging off my hand.

Thanks guys,

Larry
Message: Posted by: vpatanio (Nov 3, 2009 07:49PM)
Glad to help!

-Vinny
Message: Posted by: Bob Sanders (Nov 3, 2009 09:45PM)
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On 2009-11-03 17:49, dsalley13 wrote:
LOL @ Gaddy. I was going to say scissored-off condom tips, but that seemed to be in poor taste. The finger-tip condoms you sourced look like they would work great. :o)


dsalley13
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dsally13 does hospital magic. Rubber gloves are plentiful there and finger tips cut from them also work!

Bob Sanders
Magic By Sander
Message: Posted by: Mark Williams (Nov 4, 2009 08:29AM)
A small Super Ball might work, as well. If you don't have any around the house, try any coin operated gumball machine at your local Grocery Store.


Best Magical Regards,

Mark Williams
Message: Posted by: ldrosenblum (Nov 4, 2009 12:28PM)
I ended up stopping at a drug store on the way to my mini-show. Picked up some thin rubber gloves, cut off one of it's fingers and used that as the TT plug. It worked like a charm!
I think that I will ultimately buy a small rubber cork (or use another TT), but thanks to everyone's suggestions, I was able to find a quick, effective solution.

Thanks again!