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Topic: Keeping lid on coin bx
Message: Posted by: Signet (Sep 29, 2017 07:40PM)
This may seem like an odd question. I have a Boston box and like to carry it around in my pocket for impromptu tricks. I keep the coins in it and the lid on. The problem is it opens up in my pocket and the lid and coins go all over. When I pull it out for a trick, it's very distracting. I solved this by putting a rubber band around it, which did the job, but looks tacky. I had to wrap it around several times. So I tried to get a small diameter band that was also wide enough. The coins have some weight to them and you need the width for strength. I could not find the right size band. I ended up using a larger one and tying a knot in it, then cutting off the extra. Any one have a similar experience?
Message: Posted by: Yellowcustard (Sep 30, 2017 01:04AM)
Would a rubber Gasket ring work. Or a leather strip with a press stud.
Message: Posted by: Julie (Sep 30, 2017 01:52AM)
Maybe cut down a card box to hold the Okito/Boston Box. It shouldn't be too much of a problem to remove the coin box from the open top card box inside your pocket. I imagine the cut-down open top card box to be only about 1 1/2 inches tall.

Julie
Message: Posted by: Signet (Sep 30, 2017 06:09PM)
Thanks for the replies. They are good ideas. The cut rubber band seems to be working for now. My wife suggested using the small bands they sometimes out n broccoli. So I guess I'll have to get some broccoli.
Message: Posted by: BeThePlunk (Oct 1, 2017 07:13AM)
Carry the box in a coin purse. Bringing the purse out of your pocket and then the box out of the purse would make a nice set-up for the magic.
Message: Posted by: Wizard of Oz (Oct 1, 2017 02:29PM)
The coin purse is a good idea. You can also try a small drawstring felt bag.
Message: Posted by: TheAmbitiousCard (Oct 8, 2017 11:44AM)
Maybe you don't care but ... this isn't sounding very "impromptu" to me.
Message: Posted by: KeithP (Feb 10, 2018 12:25PM)
The method I use is simple. I have a strip of scrap cotton cloth about 1/2" x 4". I lay the cloth on top of the base, push the coins into the box, and push the lid onto the box. The box gently jams into a solid unit. The coins don't rattle, and the lid stays on.

Keith
Message: Posted by: Senor Fabuloso (Feb 13, 2018 08:14AM)
[quote]On Feb 10, 2018, KeithP wrote:
The method I use is simple. I have a strip of scrap cotton cloth about 1/2" x 4". I lay the cloth on top of the base, push the coins into the box, and push the lid onto the box. The box gently jams into a solid unit. The coins don't rattle, and the lid stays on. Keith [/quote]

Good idea. What do you do with the cloth during your performance?
Message: Posted by: KeithP (Feb 16, 2018 03:43PM)
[quote]On Feb 13, 2018, Senor Fabuloso wrote:
[quote]On Feb 10, 2018, KeithP wrote:
The method I use is simple. I have a strip of scrap cotton cloth about 1/2" x 4". I lay the cloth on top of the base, push the coins into the box, and push the lid onto the box. The box gently jams into a solid unit. The coins don't rattle, and the lid stays on. Keith [/quote]

Good idea. What do you do with the cloth during your performance? [/quote]

Normally as I approach the performance, I pull on one end of the cloth while holding the box in hand. The jam comes apart, the cloth slips through, and I put the cloth and loaded box in my pocket. At the end of the routine, I let the audience watch me lay the cloth in the box, push the coins in, lid the box, and put it in my pocket.
Message: Posted by: Senor Fabuloso (Feb 16, 2018 04:08PM)
I thought you might use the cloth to clean and or polish the box. Thanks for answering :)
Message: Posted by: Christopher Moro (Mar 13, 2018 03:20PM)
Small drawstring Bag can serve the same purpose as a coin purse.
Message: Posted by: 0pus (Apr 2, 2018 08:57AM)
If you are wearing jeans, why not put the loaded box in the watch pocket?
Message: Posted by: malaki (Aug 10, 2018 11:18AM)
I carry my Scotch & Soda in a small, velvet drawstring bag (I have used leather as well). Removing it from the bag gives me the chance to say my opening lines, introducing the half dollar and ring. Once I make the 10 cash coin appear, then vanish, I find the missing coin in the bag.

Bags such as these are easy to make to the proper size. They also sell them online for not much money. I recommend using the type of bag with two draw strings. It makes the bag easier to open and close.