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Misty Lee
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*waving* Hi, everybody!

I'm going to purchase a sawing for an upcoming corporate event. After researching several models, I'm torn between these two - the Owen Bow Sawing and the Wellington Executive Sawing. The fella I'll be sawing is 6'2", with a 38" waist. I've researched and am familiar with the cost of both, but am wondering about the advantages and drawbacks of each illusion. Deceptively, ease of use, portability, and options in spectator size are all issues here.

Also: Does anybody know if the Wellington version saws balsa like the Owen one does?

Any help and advice will be most appreciated. Thanks so much!
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The Wellington model will do everything the Owens model will. Both are well built props. The Wellington unit is a little more friendly against the accumulation of sawdust. The Owens unit is a little more compact as the blade does not look as big.

I worked with the Owen unit with Blackstone and it is a good unit. I have looked at the Wellington unit also. If I had the need, I would probably buy the Wellington since the price is considerably less.

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Hi Misty .. both props are well made and thought out. The Wellington has some new improvements that are just awesome. The Owen model is a work of art .. the "secret stuff" is just as amazing as the illusion itself. If you have questions about the illusion you should give them a call .. I know Bill at Wellington has been great to deal with. I have a couple of his props in my show. You can't go wrong with either unit .. but cost may be something to consider. Hope that helps ..

Steve
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My personal choice would be the Wellington version. It is much more user friendly. No fuss, no muss.
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While they are both excellent, I also prefer the Wellington model.
Misty Lee
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Thanks so much, fellas. On your advice and all my research, I think the Wellington will serve us VERY well - especially for this particular venue. Made the purchase this afternoon, and anxiously await its arrival (scheduled for early next week). Bill was so nice - he even offered to fire over the instructions via fax, so I could familiarize myself with them immediately (rather than waiting until the illusion arrives).

Although I purchased the Wellington Bow Saw, I DO have to say that Allen (the fella who's running Owen now) is a WONDERFUL human being, and I wouldn't think twice about dropping several grand on a custom made illusion from him. Everything they do there is worth every penny you spend.

It's so amazing what can happen when genius and artist collide - how lucky we are to have two talented fellas like these in our midst!

Smooches and gratitude to all of you,
Misty
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You are right. Owen does make some great illusions.
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Allen is Alan Zagorsky who is Les Smith's son in law. Both he and Bill Smelack are great guys.

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Misty Lee
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Thanks for the spelling correction, Richard. I realized my error when glancing at Alan's business card yesterday, and reddened in the face a bit. Smile
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That's okay, Misty. Richard misspelled Bill's name (Wellington). It's Schmeelk. Smile
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Thanks Mike....A computer may make it easier to write but it is just as hard to think as ever.

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I know what you mean!

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Quote:
On 2005-11-30 21:57, hugmagic wrote:
Thanks Mike....A computer may make it easier to write but it is just as hard to think as ever.

Richard


Now I would say a computer just makes it easier to type, writing is just as hard as ever!

Dave
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I know this is off subject but if you would just use this link:

http://toolbar.google.com/

There is a toolbar that will do a spellcheck on all of your messages. A FireFox browser version is also available.

This is the spellchecker recommended to be used by the Staff Grammar Hosts.

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I just purchased and received the Executive Sawing today. It is very clever, and 100 times easier than the Jim Sommers sawing that I currently own (which is for sale if anyone is interested). It is the closest thing to a self-working illusion that I have ever seen. Highly recommended.

Brock Edwards
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Hi Brock
Could you forward addtional information on the jim sommers sawing?
Misty Lee
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Fellas, I gotta tell ya - the Wellington is WONDERFUL. Used it to saw the CEO of Chrysler in half on Thursday, and even HE (who was trying to sit up to 'catch any gimmicks') was baffled.

Speaking of gimmicks on this item, I have a hilarious 'magicians only' story to relate regarding what happened during the performance, but won't post it because these forums pop up on google searches. If you'd like to read it please PM me and I'll send it along.

Thanks again for all your help - I am absolutely thrilled.

Cheers!
Misty
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Don
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The Owen Magic Supreme Bow Saw works flawlessly and All details have been worked out.


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Is there footage of the Wellington Bow Saw in action?
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Didn't Harbin with Jack Hughes invent this? I had one made by Abbott's about 50 years ago.
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