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RicHeka
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Happy trails.
Rich
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I'm very flattered to have a new mental-craft creation named after me! Thank you, Rich, for this singular honor.

It all began when TC Tahoe requested a contribution for an upcoming collection of pendulum effects and I shared a principle which I believe to be original with me. What I wrote up for TC's latest book is quite brief but I hope that it continues to inspire my fellow "swingers" for a long time to come.

Rich's rendition is lovely and surpassed my expectations in terms of sensitivity and responsiveness. I've generally found heavier pendulums preferable in terms of accentuating the ideomotor response but the new manner of holding the pendulum I teach here and in TC's latest book challenges this belief, providing that "feels like the first time" experience so cherished in this kind of work (play?).

As Rich writes, I seem to have stumbled across a way of creating an "enhanced ideomotor response" that I believe may also enhance both the illusion and the reality of stillness on the operator's part. I suspect that Rich's expertise in crafting pendulums for maximum effect additionally plays a significant role in the "action" of this particular thimble and key combination, an outcome that will also be experienced when handled in the prescribed manner by your participants. I'm very curious how even the most jaded audience member will fall under the spell of "Dr. Bill's 19th Century Style Thimble Pendulum."

And, as per his usual creative impulses, Rich took my idea in a direction completely his own. By accessing the Thimble Pendulum's dual capacity, it also serves as a very unique and effective way of holding and isolating a billet. Again, I look forward to the discoveries that will be made by those who choose to explore ALL the possibilities inherent in this charming new device.
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This pendulum looks really good and really useful. I ordered one after an email exchange with Rich. I expressed interest in the thimble having the same brass-like appearance as the key. Rich made one, sent me the photo, and asked if I liked it! I cannot say if Rich is geared up to do that for any one else, but it speaks to his marvelous customer attention and service. And this innovative vernon of a pendulum speaks to Bill Cushman's creative mind.

George
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Thank-you again Bill for your original idea, and your positive comments.

George, it was my pleasure to paint the Thimble for you to closely match the Key, and without the gemstones as you requested.
I personally like the Black with the colorful gemstones, but I am always open to adjustments.....if they are possible.

Thanks to you too.....for your positive words.

Happy trails.
Rich
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