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The rolls are 60 inches (5 feet) wide. The price on the second site is $12.50 a yard as opposed to $14.00 a yard at the first site.

So, you get 15 square feet for $12.50. If your pad is 12 inches by 18 inches, which is a fairly normal size, then that boils down to 1.5 feet per mat. You could get 10 mats from a yard of this fabric. So each mat would cost you $1.25.

That's not a bad deal. However, there is a small caveat. The best way to cut this stuff is with a rotary cutter. So you would need a rotary cutter, a long metal straightedge and a cutting surface. The initial investment would be about $75.00 plus the cost of the fabric. However, you only need to purchase the straightedge and the rotary cutter one time. Same is true for the cutting surface.
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Dean Dill also provide very nice mat and large as well

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My always incontrolable imagination got spinning with this Velcro mat concept.
What can we use it for in terms of effects:
Comical: the balls in the C&Bs must be torn off from the mat with a tearing off noise (a good potential misdirection)
Magical: an accessory could be temporarily added to the mat: a wandering hole for the coins through the table?...
What about using Velcro for the underside of the mat and use it to attach things with velcro strips in the line of the mat I described in another post in this thread...
Any silly ideas about it on this thread?...

Could we brainstorm a bit bout the possibilities offered.
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The best mat in my opinion is one by a gentleman named Pattrick Przysiecki. He made me my custom mat. Those of you who have seen some of my videos in the past years might recognize it. It is the large green mat that I used in almost all my vids. I have used a great variety of mats for many years....Patrick's mats was the one that stayed in shape the longest. I got an email from him recently. He will make those excellent mats again soon.

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On 2008-11-01 07:46, Lawrence O wrote:
My always incontrolable imagination got spinning with this Velcro mat concept.
What can we use it for in terms of effects:
Comical: the balls in the C&Bs must be torn off from the mat with a tearing off noise (a good potential misdirection)
Magical: an accessory could be temporarily added to the mat: a wandering hole for the coins through the table?...
What about using Velcro for the underside of the mat and use it to attach things with velcro strips in the line of the mat I described in another post in this thread...
Any silly ideas about it on this thread?...

Could we brainstorm a bit bout the possibilities offered.


I'll have to see if a tennis ball will adhere to hook velcro.
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As I read the site you came up with , Bill, the Veltex is the "cloth" side that is meant to adhere to the hook velcro. That would mean that your props have to be set up with hook velcro on them. That seems doable for some effects, but not realistic for, for example, Lawrence's cups and balls idea.

I'm just posting this because from your initial post, people could get the impression that they are buying a sheet of the hook velcro side, and fuzzy things would stick to it just because they are fuzzy.

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I realize this. Laurence's idea would be done with hook velcro. I don't want to go into more detail than this, because it would be too educational for the gadje.
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Bil,

What exactly is a "Rotary Cutter"? Sometimes - just sometimes, you Johnny foreigners Smile have different names for things than we have in Europe.. And I'm not that tool savvy (Hey! where did THAT word come from?) anyway..

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[quote]On 2008-11-01 19:51, deadcatbounce wrote:

What exactly is a "Rotary Cutter"?

A rotary cutter looks a lot like a pizza cutter but is very sharp and cuts through thicker fabrics and leather with ease.

Hope this helps,

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On 2008-11-01 19:51, deadcatbounce wrote:
Bil,

What exactly is a "Rotary Cutter"? Sometimes - just sometimes, you Johnny foreigners Smile have different names for things than we have in Europe.. And I'm not that tool savvy (Hey! where did THAT word come from?) anyway..

:)

Regards,

DCB


Do a search on Google. I checked on google.co.uk, and it comes up just fine with photos and everything. The tool has the same name in the UK as in the US. Don't blame foreigners for using words that are the same in your version of the language. Smile

It is very much like a pizza cutter. You place your straightedge on the fabric you are cutting and drag the cutter along it. It makes a very clean cut -- much better and safer than a utility knife.
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Bill,

My apologies. I'd looked in one of our biggest mail order catalogues, in the tool section, and couldn't find "rotary cutter", as I assumed it was a "mans' tool". Now, of course, I understand. We do, in fact, have one in the house - for fabric cutting.
I'd be interested in trying some of this stuff out, but unfortunately, shipping to the UK or Ireland could be tricky.
I'll call them tomorrow and ask if they have a ditributor in Europe.

Tks

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