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Blackghost83
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I have not seen many posts, if any, on thimble magic. I know it is an old style, but I am just wondering if anyone has anything to say on the subject. I try to incorporate all kinds of magic into my routines, and I am looking for tips.
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Thimble magic can be fun and has a lot of possibilities.

Very good for close up and parlor type magics.
Rather than approaching someone and asking if they lost a knife, why not a thimble and then going into any of the above.

The can be produced, vanished, multiplied, change colors and be used like a mini cups and balls.

Sure, they're odd to lot's of folks but they're more than just a so, so trick (pun intended).

Unfortunately, often overlooked.
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The funny thing is some audiences do not even know what a thimble is?
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As Jaz has mentioned you can do a lot with Thimbles.

If you are looking fo a good beginers reference that can still take you far in Thimble Routines, then try and get hold of a copy of the Thimble Magic Booklet by Jean Hugard

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I remember watching Shoot do some thimble work at the Castle in the close-up room. It wasn't your basic pop-off moves!
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I am soon going to be able to re-release my thimble routine... one which Jeff McBride is eager to get... stay tooned.
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The Tarbell Course in Magic (Vol. 4 - Lesson 47 - Pages 73 - 101) contains numerous effects with thimbles including sleight of hand methods, gaffs, and a complete Thimble Act. There are also ideas for various holders designed to assist with steals and switches.

Perhaps the Tarbell lesson will give you a good starting point until Pete's routine is once again released.

Hope this helps,

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Shoot is very good with these...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIXh1zy3Qcs
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Steve Beam wrote a great book on the thimble magic of Joe Mogar ("Digital Effects"). Well worth checking out...

Looking forward to more info on Pete's routine, as well.
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Hello. Can anyone compare the Joe Mogar "Thimble Dexterity" dvd to the Shoot Ogawa thimble dvd that he has offered? I was just wondering what the pros/cons/differences might be between the two.

I saw Shoot's performance on YouTube, and it looked like he was using some larger thimbles. I currently have a set of Mogar thimbles, but do not have any instructional dvds and was looking to pick one up, and was wondering which one any of you guys might suggest.

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It's 2 different worlds.

Shoot teaches 1 routine.

Mogar's DVD is an encyclopedia.

You might want to check out Gary Darwin's thimble stuff and automatic thimbles for some different takes on the idea.
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You might check Sam Berland's Thimble Routines. He also sold complete sets of wooden thimbles--Thimble Jumbo is one that I recall--in addition to his regular printed routines.

His thimbles as supplied were red wooden pieces.

These pop-up on the big auction site every now and then.

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I started with Berland's thimbles. Then I played with Walsh's multiplying Golf Tees (much like thimbles but pointed) then I marketed my own routine through Ken Brooke, called "Pete's Peeper". Entire routine done facing forward, no silly moves and a kicker finish. Jeff McBride is waiting for me to get a set together for him. In the meantime I have come up with a new finish (same effect different prop) and will be trying to get some quantities so we can re-market. Stay tooned.
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I agree, get youself a Berland set and you'll be all ready to start, the little box comes with 8 wooden thimbles, a holder, a shot glass, a jumbo wooden thimble, dental dams and the routine booklet, all for like 15 bucks. It's an excellent way to begin. I still do a variation on his routine with my Fakini thimbles, I say they're toothpaste caps.

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On 2008-12-21 10:47, lylemagic wrote:
Shoot is very good with these...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIXh1zy3Qcs

Wow, he sure is...Learn that and you won't need much else.. Smile ...
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I love Shoot's work and he's a good friend... but what would you do with that routine as far as entertaining a lay audience?
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On 2008-12-28 06:49, Julie wrote:
You might check Sam Berland's Thimble Routines. He also sold complete sets of wooden thimbles--Thimble Jumbo is one that I recall--in addition to his regular printed routines.
His thimbles as supplied were red wooden pieces.
These pop-up on the big auction site every now and then.
Julie


By the way, it looks like you can still get the Berland thimbles and routine HERE , and the price is right...although I cannot access their home page at this time...
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Oh cool, another magical thing to do with my fingers...I am getting the gear from Mr. Mogar and gonna get to work..this looks really fun. I like the fact that big magic can come from such smallness.
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Quote:

big magic can come from such smallness.
hmm..

my wife has mentioned this a time or two..packing small and playing big is what close up is all about aint it?
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In the last month I watched a great thimble routine and lecture. However, I don't think that the speaker ever knew that he was working with a mirror behind him!

It was still fabulous.

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