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Topic: What's in your box?
Message: Posted by: Phil J. (May 4, 2011 01:49PM)
Here's what I currently have in my Magic Box. Some things I use in my routine others are there for my personal amusement. What do you have in yours?
[img]http://www.freewebs.com/magicphil/other%20webs/SG103717.JPG[/img]

Four packs of Bicycle Cards. Two stacked, two unopened.
Stolen Cards
PSImbol Deck
Kidz Kards
WOW x 2
Coinvexed
Silent Treatment
PK Ring
Printing
Split Decision
Thumb Tip
Little Bunny's Card Trick
Copper Silver Brass
Coin Unique (4 different)
Coin in bottle
'til death do us part
Crystal Disc
Growing & Shrinking rabbit illusion
Solstice Wallet
Flexion
Card Cascade Wallet
Chronologue
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (May 4, 2011 05:25PM)
No Jerry Andrus Linking Safety pins, I am surprised you do not have this in your case.
Message: Posted by: Phil J. (May 4, 2011 10:29PM)
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On 2011-05-04 18:25, wmhegbli wrote:
No Jerry Andrus Linking Safety pins, I am surprised you do not have this in your case.
[/quote]I'm sure there's a joke in there somewhere ;-)
Message: Posted by: rklew64 (May 5, 2011 12:14AM)
3 boxes for different kinds of performances - contents do get changed out depending. Will not list items, sorry.
Message: Posted by: rklew64 (May 5, 2011 12:18AM)
Apologize for the one by one.
Message: Posted by: rklew64 (May 5, 2011 12:20AM)
Last one, just started finding the right stuff to fill it but not stuff it.
Message: Posted by: rklew64 (May 5, 2011 12:25AM)
Samsonite briefcase
Message: Posted by: rklew64 (May 5, 2011 12:26AM)
Wood artcase from Michaels
Message: Posted by: rklew64 (May 5, 2011 12:28AM)
Bizarre box from a furniture store, made of rosewood - heavy, need to find an old lock.
Message: Posted by: BCS (May 5, 2011 09:42AM)
Rklew64... is the wooden art case from Michaelís very heavy? Is it compartmentalized and is it easily modified if it is?

Thanks,
Bruce
Message: Posted by: rklew64 (May 5, 2011 11:20AM)
Hi Bruce,
The wood case is very light!
Unfortunately the compartments are fixed, the wide compartments top and bottom and then 3 smaller sections. The wide sections just fits a deck of jumbo cards.
Sign up with them to get coupons and you can pick that thing up for under $20, but regular price is still rather reasonable.
What is not seen is that I also lined the bottom with thin green felt that comes in sheets and has an adhesive back.
The top is recessed so you could modify to fit and pack more flat items.
It is 17x13 and 3 inches high. I can slip in-between the case a close-up pad to take out and place on the top of the case when closed.
If you do get a chance to see it, you'll see right away how this case is from its top and bottom. I hope you do, it was a surprise stumbled onto kinda thing. So I got this just about a 2 months ago. Check near the art portfolio and small storage bins area.
I think it is meant to hold brushes and paint or such, because it comes with a palatte like board. Also now when I look at cases - I look to see if I can trick it out such as place magnets around it so then I have a case that is PK'ed!
I love it because the look is unassuming, clean and very different. I keep kicking the idea of staining it and all that to give it a more aged and richer look. My black attache' case holds the more higher end effects and tricks while the wood case holds current effects to practice and carries the more casual fun silly tricks like an electric deck, stiff rope, etc. I also keep some index cards in both cases to make notes for anything.
Ok, come to think of it try to go today. : )
Message: Posted by: BCS (May 5, 2011 02:07PM)
Thanks for the enthusiastic review of the art case... I will check it out. When I use to travel with stuff I had a Pelican brand case... I really donít travel anymore and I like the look of the wood. If I go this route I would distress and stain it as you suggested... make it look like an old treasure if you know what I mean.
When closed can you store a set of Cups and Balls in it?

Thanks,
Bruce
Message: Posted by: rklew64 (May 5, 2011 06:48PM)
I don't think it can, but then it depends on the cup diameter. Make sure to bring certain key things with you for a dry fit so to speak.
3 inch height means that it is less inside - you know.
Message: Posted by: Phil J. (May 6, 2011 06:54AM)
The case in my first post above also doubles as a tableside assistant. When covered with a cloth it can also be used as a close-up performing area.
[img]http://www.freewebs.com/magicphil/other%20webs/Project03.jpg[/img]
Message: Posted by: BCS (May 6, 2011 03:09PM)
Phil... What attaches the case to the tripod, is there some kind of flange (is that the right word, flange)? Once set up, how stable is the set-up?... does the table top kind of wiggle or shake?

Thanks,
Bruce
Message: Posted by: Phil J. (May 7, 2011 08:26AM)
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On 2011-05-06 16:09, BCS wrote:
Phil... What attaches the case to the tripod, is there some kind of flange (is that the right word, flange)? Once set up, how stable is the set-up?... does the table top kind of wiggle or shake?

Thanks,
Bruce
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Screwed to the bottom of the case is a 3 inch steel disc. The tripod is attached via a 1/2 inch bolt which screws directly into the steel disc. The length of the bolt is adjustable so you could put a wide washer between the nut and steel disc which would improve stability. Having said that the little bit of 'wobble' you get has never been a issue.
[img]http://www.freewebs.com/magicphil/other%20webs/SG103736.JPG[/img]
[img]http://www.freewebs.com/magicphil/other%20webs/SG103738.JPG[/img]
Message: Posted by: BCS (May 10, 2011 09:41AM)
Phil... thanks for the photos... whatís that saying... a picture is worth a thousand words.

Take care,
Bruce
Message: Posted by: Mike Maturen (May 10, 2011 04:05PM)
Very nice...haven't decided yet what I want my stage table to look like...but this looks great for my close-up and birthday party stuff.
Message: Posted by: SmittyWitty (May 11, 2011 11:47AM)
Phil, nice idea. Where did you get the case?

Thanks!
Message: Posted by: BCS (May 11, 2011 12:09PM)
Rklew64... I lucked out and found the art case and another style at 50% off from Hobby Lobby. I will play around with the boxes and organize and paint them, it looks like they will hold some Cups and Balls; I will share photos with you when competed... it will be a while... I am slow with little spare time.

Take care,
Bruce
Message: Posted by: Phil J. (May 11, 2011 12:25PM)
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On 2011-05-11 12:47, SmittyWitty wrote:
Phil, nice idea. Where did you get the case?

Thanks!
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I bought it at the Blackpool Convention three years ago. I don't recall from which dealer but I'll have a dig for the receipt; see if it's on there.

I think it's a camera case with a thin wooden base. The disc on the bottom is screwed directly into the case.
Message: Posted by: Wizard of Oz (May 19, 2011 08:23PM)
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On 2011-05-05 01:20, rklew64 wrote:
Last one, just started finding the right stuff to fill it but not stuff it.
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This is my favorite...can you take a closer shot?
Message: Posted by: Phil J. (May 21, 2011 03:56AM)
[quote]
On 2011-05-11 13:25, Phil J. wrote:
[quote]
On 2011-05-11 12:47, SmittyWitty wrote:
Phil, nice idea. Where did you get the case?

Thanks!
[/quote]
I bought it at the Blackpool Convention three years ago. I don't recall from which dealer but I'll have a dig for the receipt; see if it's on there.

I think it's a camera case with a thin wooden base. The disc on the bottom is screwed directly into the case.
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The tripods can be purchased here http://www.professional-magic.co.uk/tables_for_magic.html#Smart Tripod
Message: Posted by: rklew64 (May 21, 2011 06:03AM)
Awesome BCS! Yep, go to town on it. Anything to help organize magic props is great way to pack your act and take notice to inventory.
Can't wait to see the finished product!!

Cheers,
rklew64
Message: Posted by: TheStoner (May 27, 2011 09:21AM)
Looking at this makes me wanna get properly organised rather than have the usual bulging pockets, so thanks!
Message: Posted by: helder (Oct 19, 2011 01:29PM)
[quote]
On 2011-05-06 07:54, Phil J. wrote:
The case in my first post above also doubles as a tableside assistant. When covered with a cloth it can also be used as a close-up performing area.
[img]http://www.freewebs.com/magicphil/other%20webs/Project03.jpg[/img]
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Very good. Thanks for sharing.
Message: Posted by: helder (Oct 19, 2011 01:59PM)
Here's one of my cases with stuff from last close up show.


Inside the case:

4 decks of bicycle cards
Gypsy Thread
Ring and Rope
Wand
Sponge Bunnies
Wallet
My business cards
Little round close up mat
Chop Cup
Sharpie
Pearls for Pearl Poddle


[img]http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l483/heldermagico/CIMG0424.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l483/heldermagico/CIMG0425.jpg[/img]
Message: Posted by: TheAmbitiousCard (Oct 21, 2011 11:56AM)
I remember when I cared a lot about what was in my case.
Message: Posted by: D Byrd (Oct 21, 2011 02:04PM)
This is my case for kid's parties. The only thing missing from this case is the pint of Jack which is used before and after the show for nerves.
Message: Posted by: Yellowcustard (Oct 21, 2011 08:23PM)
D Byrd be carfull those chop cups can get ruff edges which migth hurt the little darlings.
Message: Posted by: simcoscor (Nov 1, 2011 07:27PM)
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On 2011-10-21 21:23, Yellowcustard wrote:
D Byrd be carfull those chop cups can get ruff edges which migth hurt the little darlings.
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:rotf:
Message: Posted by: mrmetropolis (Nov 2, 2011 04:40AM)
D Byrd, the bullet catch is very popular at my kid shows. I make it a challenge effect, I catch the bullet first then it's the kids turn.