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Ian McColl
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In my profile I had typed the incorrect email address, I have corrected it now. Sorry for all those trying to reach me directly.
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Wow Trunk8, nice to see a picture of you. Put a face with the name.

Last one I saw was from Escapism, only a few years ago I know. Smile

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Hi Shawn, you gave me the idea to put my photo up. I thought I better look like I know what I am doing with a computer so there it is. A happy snap from the workshop bench.

Back in Escapism days, I had hair.
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I actually needed a lot of help to get my pix up.

The hair was very curly then to, if I remember.

Look at it this way, you are almost twenty years my senior and we have the same amount of hair. Smile
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Gee the issue of Escapism and the copy with my picture was back when I was 21. Yes curly hair back then, actually I would have the same but only on the sides so I keep it short so it is not so noticeable. Harder to hide picks in though.

Have you got a copy of Alex Nichols (UK) new book on handcuffs?
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Hide picks in the hair? Hmmmmm...I wonder how many I'd be able to hide! Smile

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No, I have not had the chance to get the book as of yet. I was going to email A. R. and see if it was going to be sold at the Houdini Museum along with his other one but I've been a bum and have not asked yet. I've heard it is very good. If it is anything like the booklet I can not wait to pick it up.

On the other hand, I did pick up two manuscripts by some guy, I think his name was Ian McColl or something like that. Smile

They are both excellent, I only got one read before they were swiped by Tim. I'm sure they'll come back to me one day for another read.

I had wondered why they weren't promoted more, then realised that with the given information it was probably wise not to and continue the word of mouth approach.

I use the lack of hair (I shaved it in support of Tim's cancer and just left it that way) as a joke when escaping.

After being searched I ask the person to check my hair to make sure there are no picks. They usually extend a hand to the head before they put 2 and 2 together and that gets a good laugh.

Despite my age I was one of the last people to learn under locksmith and handcuff collector Dick Norman. I learned a lot about my "idol" Prynce E. Wheeler from him. Maybe some day I can talk the families into letting me write a book about the two friends. I do not believe it will sell, which is the reason I'm not pursuing it yet.
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Hi all

How about hiding the picks in the nose? No joke. I have been working on the human blockhead and can now get a 5mm wide 4 inch nail in there with ease and comfort. Surely a pick or a modified key would fit no trouble. I doubt a shim would be wise though, those things can be pretty sharp.

I might just try it now. Smile

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The Blockhead act works, I have seen a video of it by a great friend of mine. An excellent effect for the right audience who see the pick being removed.

A 4 inch long handcuff pick! Nicely concealed. Metal detector missed it completely.

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YIKES! And I thought my glasses arm up the nose was messed. Ya'll take the cake on that one. Smile
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trunk8, glad to see all escape artists aren't as ugly as some I know.

Joking X
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Or want to be mentalists. Back at ya. Smile

I have a face made for radio is my usual reply.

Ian, I picked up the EA dictionary, I like it.
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Dr Zodiac, I must correct you, I am an escape enthusiast not a performing escape artist. I haven't got that part of the personality which makes one comfortable in front of an audience. However, I do escapes in the privacy of my workshop where I build and design equipment and make many different types of handcuffs either reproductions or customized pieces.

As for my looks, that is what Darwin's theory came up with at 1:30 AM on the day I was born.

Dear X-treem, glad you picked a copy of the EAD. 22 years ago I was getting confused by certain terms used by certain people in different countries. I thought this would iron out some of terms.

Thanks
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