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smithpaul60
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Does anyone know where a good source is to get a glass/plexiglass coin? (a piece of glass in the size and shape of a coin.)
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If you are handy with a file you could make your own out of clear acrylic. Use wet & dry paper to finish the edge before polishing with plastc polish.

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Take the glass lenz out of a flash light and just etch the edges that works for me. The have plastic lenzes also.
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TWOCAN, that's a good idea?
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See this tread:

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......;start=0

Apparently, the prop is available (for Kennedy Halves) from Vernet.
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If you can work without the details, ie a disc, perhaps the ICE coins product would suffice?
...to all the coins I've dropped here
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Thanks guys, I bought the Vernet coin and Pod is helping me with the "disc's" I realy appreciate the quick responses. I am working on a routine where I remove the metal (silver extraction), rub the detail off (spellbound-esque) and then vanish only to reappear in an "impossible" location.
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I've said this before but ... if you want something actually made out of glass, with the weight and thickness of a real coin, try craft mirrors. V cheap. Just gently sand off the mirroring.
You can waste an awful lot of time and money looking for flashlights with coin-like lenses.
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On 2007-09-12 08:31, rjenkins wrote:
I've said this before but ... if you want something actually made out of glass, with the weight and thickness of a real coin, try craft mirrors. V cheap. Just gently sand off the mirroring.
You can waste an awful lot of time and money looking for flashlights with coin-like lenses.
Very good idea. I just used the flash lite lenz from an old one I had in my junk draw. But the mirror idea works well thanks for the post.
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On 2007-09-09 20:23, Jonathan Townsend wrote:
If you can work without the details, ie a disc, perhaps the ICE coins product would suffice?


I was thinking the same.
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You might like to use a Watch Crystal (a protective glass cover for watches) made of Synthetic Sapphire. They are easily available at most watch repair shops & in various diameters.

Though a bit expensive, a Synthetic Sapphire watch crystal is of hard & heavy material as compared to glass & hence has a distinct advantage (besides a disadvantage of being brittle but not all that brittle that it shatters at the slightest knock Smile ) of making a very distinct metallic clinking sound (like a silver Half Dollar coin) when dropped in a crystal glass/ wine glass.

Try it out yourself.

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Thanks ustaad. I look at that to.
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Hey Smith,

how many do you need and in which size? I have a place here in the city where they make them for me, I have some left with me; just pm me your address and they'll be on their way on tuesday.

I have more then five routines where I use this toy.

Peace.

mano.
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Yeah I was supposed to send Joshua and him some. I've been lazy. I'm sorry smith.
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No worries Pod, I know you have a life. Smile I hadn't really noticed the time passing though. I LOVE SCHOOL!!!!!! Smile
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Hey there...

At the dollar stores, they are selling small magic kits. From Fantasma Co.. There are different versions... The 'Money' version has several cheap tricks with money. Included is a perfect glass disc for that trick! DollarTree is where I found mine. And a pretty good deal for 1 buck!
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I'm sure the old guys got their's out of flash lights. However, glass display shops have round transparent "spacers" that might fit your need. They come in many sizes.

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