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frenchmagi
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Is it me, or is this the ultimate impromptu prop? Just started getting into McBride's manipulation tapes, and having never been exposed to thimble magic, I've become blown away by its potential. Just one little thimble in the pocket can open so many doors. Because of its ease of handling and colors they become so much more powerful than regular old coins. What do you guys think?
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It is not just you. I've carried a thimble with me for the last 35 years.

For some very neat thimble work and florishes, I recommnend you look at Joe Mogar's DVD Thimble Dexterity. It is reviewed here: http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......11&4

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Thanks for the tip Tony!
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Jeff McBride has some good thimble moves on his manipulation videos as well. I've loved thimble work since I first saw Mark Wilson's thimble routine back in the early 50's. For impromptu magic, I like to use something laying around that belongs to someone else. In fact it is pretty much the way I interpret impromptu magic. Was a time when a thimble was a pretty common item in most homes, today they are far and few inbetween. Still it is a great manipulation device, one I've enjoyed working with for years. And I agree with Tony Joe's stuff is great as well.
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Talk about having something "new!"

Since no one is really doing thimble magic anymore, you can have something to blow away your spectators that they have NOT seen before. Now that's magic.

Thanks Tony for the tip on Joe Mogar's DVD. Although books are great, and I enjoy reading them, with DVDs, "a picture is worth a thousand words."

Mark.
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Steve Beam's excellent book "Digital Effects" (the thimble magic of Joe Mogar) ia also available so you can have the best of both worlds. Smile
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Shoot Ogawa also has a great DVD that explains his approach to thimble manipulation
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Digital Effects (the book) is my personal favorite, but you better get it while you can; I understand that it is becomer harder and harder to find a copy. Another interesting source not yet mentioned here is the Shimada manipulation video (Greater Magic Video Library) available from Stevens. It's not all thimble work, but a few nice moves, nonetheless.
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Do you guys or girls, know what kind of thimbles shoot uses? and where to get them
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On 2007-05-23 13:46, magicjoe wrote:
Do you guys or girls, know what kind of thimbles shoot uses? and where to get them


He uses thimbles produced by his company. As far as I know, they are only available directly from him -- I bought a set from him at a lecture. He doesn't sell them on his Web site or anything. Probably due to a lack of time or staff.

If you can find out how to get in touch with him, you may be able to order them from him that way. But the best way is to attend a lecture if you can.
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This year I have been into my harps(harmonica's) as props and musical back up.

While down in the basement I found and old washboard.(percusion with thimbles)

Walllaaaaaaaaaaaaaah...a logical and fun routine to be developed....


At first I was going to go with a coin routine...and use the coins to play the washboard....

A trip to JoAnn Fabric...and 4 thimbles later....

Now where is that Charlie McCoy Tape???

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There are also some good thimble routines throughout the Tarbell series as well as in Ganson's Routined Manipulation series.
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Since thimble magic is not overly exposed, you can really astound the audience with just a few different colored ones in the pocket.
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I have been playing with changes using a half dollar sized coin and thimble moves..
Anyone else doing this?

Although it is much easier 2 handed, I am also playing with some 1 hand stuff..

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Love Thimbles. Lots of little moves scattered throughout the older books and magazines.
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Both Farrell Dylan and John Carney perform brilliantly with thimbles. Mike Caveney has an enirire thimble act in his book magicomedy.
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Pete's Peeper thimble routine... see my feeble demo at http://www.petebiro.com

It's a very commercial stand up thimble routine with a kicker climax.
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Just watched Pete Peeper, do the same I think you'll like it.
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I somewhat agree with Father Photius that in impromptu magic that more common objects than thimbles or at commonly available items are what I look for in Impromptu.

That's not to say that that one of those common items couldn't be transformed or a thimble produced from it. With the proper presentation you could go into a thimble routine.
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Best thimble magic I ever saw was by Buddy Farnan. Track down an old tape starring he and Billy Bishop. Awesome.

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