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Ron Vergilio
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Just a note... I have melting Point and I have to say that your gimmick is far superior to theirs. There's is twice as big and black, so flashing can be a problem. Yours is much less revealing and I like that.

One problem though that I am still having... I can't find that particular peice ANYWHERE in my area. Still searching though. :o(

Ron
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I purchased this PDF direct from Hank.

Great value and with all the detailed info you need to make a great piece of utility item. The cost of the items involved is very low as well and can be readily available in the USA and probably elsewhere in the world. You'll end up with several back ups to last you a lifetime as a bonus.

I needed this item to allow me to perform Prohibition cap in bottle with any ring!

I no longer need to use my super thick wedding band look alike (which doesn't look alike because it's too thick and wide and stands out). Now I can do it with any ring and change it up so nobody will be the wiser.

You can perform many other PK ring effects and routines out there but now with the added advantage of any style ring you like - to fit the occasion or environment you're working in.

The item is easy to make and takes virtually no time.

Again a great buy for a time tested utility item and detailed information!

I am waiting for his new DVD to come out as well for updates and applications.

Make sure you buy direct so that when the DVD does come out - I beleive you receive a discount and any updates on the making of the utility item.

Once you order the response for the download is quick. It was within an hour for me.

Thanks Hank for a great PDF download product and for passing the knowledge of this item.
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I just acquired this Download and got some useful ideas, even though I have made and used magnetic gimmicks for years. Nobody owns the concept of using a hidden magnet any nmore than the idea of wearing a ring. I bought the "innovative thinking" not the gimmick. Can't believe anyone would say, "you stole that!"

There is a fiction about that all creativity must be based on someone else's work. Humbug. Any experienced magician can sit down, look at an object and ask,"What sort of magical effect can I do with that?" -- and then devise some gimmick to make it work. Mostly we are too lazy to do that and purchase someone else's effort. Often we say, "I feel cheated -- I could have made one of those." Yup, and a poem is just a bunch or words you already know.

go for it Hank -- and all other back-room inventors. Creativity is too be applauded -- not he product.

The operative thought is "if you coulda you woulda" -- just fork over $7.95 instead of a Starbucks cup of coffee and say -- thanks for the 'magic'.
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Agreed, a real improvement, I have made 3 different ring gimmicks and have them for different venues. This one is a sleeper and I hope more of us pick this up! Nice work from a nice guy!!!!

Jeremy Hanrahan.
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On 2009-04-11 01:19, Ron Vergilio wrote:
One problem though that I am still having... I can't find that particular peice ANYWHERE in my area. Still searching though. :o(


Hey Ron,
As luck would have it... after searching about 50 web sites and combing through four different hardware stores I finally found these. I was so happy to find them that I bought them all. Send me a PM with your mailing address and I'll send you a few.

Incidentally... one of the first trick I ever bought as a kid was your "OffeRing." Smile

Best regards,
Evan
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Hey Evan,

Nice to hear you remembered that effect. I still do it and found that for those that do Interlace, it can be used to vanish the ring and have it reappear on their shoelace.

Anyway, appreciate the offer.

-Ron
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An interesting side note:
The flip side of the gimmick also works well for blister effects. Nice bonus! Smile
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Apprentice - Thanks for the kind words and the support...

Funsway - Thank you for all of your input you emailed me and your suggestions. Everyone should check out Funsway's take on using a collapsable cup for Chop Cup -www.eversway.com...

Magiguy - That is a fantastic idea! That's what I love about Magic, creative people each have their own unique way of looking at gimmicks, utilities, sleights, etc. that lead to other avenues of Magic. Thank you for the observation, I never thought along those lines.

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So this thread had me heading over to MorfinMagic to download the pdf.

It's great! I especially like the fact that it is so easy to ditch!

The pdf arrived in less than an hour and everything needed I already had
readily available around the house!

Great job Hank!

Thanks!
Ike
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Ike,

Thanks for the kind words. I'm very glad that you had the necessary components already available. As I indicated to Gospel Dan, it sounds like you are much like me (and Gospel Dan), you probably have a case of "bits & pieces" at home for working on Magic. I really want to thank you and everyone here at the Café that have given me their support and spent their hard earned money on my PDF. It means a lot to me.

Thanks again,
Hank
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I just ordered the ebook from http://www.MorfinMagic.com and it arrived within minutes.

I could have bought a PK ring but I had two worries (1) my wife would recognise the difference unless I warned her beforehand (2) my ring finger is difficult to size (because of odd shaped knuckles!)

After reading the book and looking at the numerous well laid-out photographs, I initially thought I might have some difficulty obtaining the required "extra" in the UK. But a simple search in ebay brought up something equivalent. The only way I would have known what to search for was by knowing the exact term which is given in the ebook. Also, ifI am to believe the ebay seller, I bought what I needed for 1/3 of the price at a well-known hardware store.

Now waiting for my ebay purchase to arrive ...
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Matthu,

You are the second person who has written to me regarding the picture frame turn buttons as an alternative to the Servalite #2700 Turn Button. As I have described earlier, this gimmick was created by me wandering the Nuts & Bolts Isle at the hardware store. I now see just how fortunate I was to be at that hardware store and stumble upon those particular turn buttons. They are so perfect for this gimmick, both in size and in shape. There have been several of you, especially from outside the U.S., who has found very viable alternatives when you could not find those Servalite #2700 turn buttons. The bottom line is, if it's a good shape and size for this gimmick then its right for this gimmick.

I also want to thank you matthu for your kind words regarding this E-Book. It means a great deal to me when Café Members take time out of their busy schedules to submit a post regarding my work. Thank you so much.

In receiving all of the feedback I have received about finding parts for this gimmick as well as all of the additions, including a second type of gimmick, I can definitely see the value in putting out the DVD package. I AM working on it, the largest obstacle being money for materials, video editing software, manufacturing of the DVDs, etc. All of you who have purchased the E-Book help fund those expenses and for that I thank you as well. That's why all of you will have first crack at the DVD package at a very special price to thank you for your loyalty and support.

Thanks again,
Hank
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I got it - it's great, although I wish I'd thought of it myself! If I'd spent $50 on Melting Point and received this I'd have been well p***d off!

Good work, Hank!
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Looks great Hank! Do you have a planned date on when the DVD w/gimmick version will be available?
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Thanks magicbjl1970,

I appreciate the kind words. As for the date on the DVD package including gimmicks, I'm working on it as I can with cash flow. I'm doing this project myself and funding the project is a bit difficult at this particular time. It's been an interesting year and an interesting economy. I'm hoping for late summer/early fall if I can get sufficient funds for the rest of the raw materials, the editing software, the DVD duplication, etc. I will definitely keep the Café appraised of my progress and for all of you who have supported me through my website, I will be offering you first dibs on the DVD at a very special price as my way to say thnk you for your support. I want to do the best job I possibly can with this DVD and the gimmicks. I want people to get their money's worth. I would rather take longer to do it right than just put it out to get it out.

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Hank
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Quote:
...I want to do the best job I possibly can with this DVD and the gimmicks. I want people to get their money's worth. I would rather take longer to do it right than just put it out to get it out.


That's a commendable attitude Hank. We know of so many "fly-by" releases of material that's neither fleshed out or thought through.

The PDF is great. I'm sure the DVD package will be Excellent as well. Take the require time to do it right.

Thanks Hank. Looking forward to it!
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Thanks magicbjl1970,

I'm not saying it will be a cinematic epic or super slick like a Dana Hocking/Wayne Houchin DVD, but I will do the best job I can do and put out the best DVD I can. It will be well shot, complet, informative and hopefully some fun as well.

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Hank
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On 2009-04-11 01:19, Ron Vergilio wrote:
Just a note... I have melting Point and I have to say that your gimmick is far superior to theirs. There's is twice as big and black, so flashing can be a problem. Yours is much less revealing and I like that.

One problem though that I am still having... I can't find that particular peice ANYWHERE in my area. Still searching though. :o(

Ron

Dear Ron: The MP gimmick was designed to hold a coin thru half a inch of glass... if this gimmick does the same in most situations and glasses, then go ahead!!! Smile
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Ron & Ross,

I didn't create this gimmick as a "replacement" or an "improvement" of the "Melting Point" gimmick. As I indicated way back towards the front of this thread, I was not even aware of any similarities between the two gimmicks until I showed mine to Andy Amyx. When all that stuff happened with Ceseral, MarianoG contacted me and filled me in on the real history of "Melting Point". He has been very generous to me and has no issues with any similarities between my PK gimmick and his "Melting Point" gimmick. As I explained to him, I will be including a discussion and acknowledgement of his "Melting Point" gimmick in the history section of my DVD. "Melting Point" is a fantastic effect and one of the most visual coin through table effects I have seen. The routining of the effect is very clean and well thought out, bringing all of the necessary "moves" into play naturally, it has a great flow to it. I have never tried out my gimmick with the "Melting Point" routine. As I have shared with all of you, I originally came up with my gimmick when my PK ring broke and I wanted to perform "Prohibition". Mariano has been both gracious and generous in his assistance with my DVD project and I truly appreciate it.

Thanks,
Hank
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Hi, I'm just wondering after the DVD is done, where can we get it from? Is it going to be through murphys for example?
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