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BScott8870
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I am looking for a good magicians table for use in B-Day parties.

Any recommendations on types of tables? Cost?

Thanks,

Bart
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Use a Karrell Fox Prop Case Table. I built one and LOVE IT!!! It sets up in under ten seconds and you can modify it however you need. Ill try to get some pics and show mine off. I think I may try to build a few more.

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I use Joe Lefler's Pro Table. It is not cheap, but well worth the money and will last you for years.
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What are you to do with this table? I used a Lefler table for years but no longer. I don't like how it made it difficult to reset my act.

Now I use a vaultz case and one of my own table tops and a tray stand.
I also have a pearl trap table which is about as sturdy and portable a combo as you'll find anywhere.
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Magic Inc., in Chicago, sells a great book with all kinds of table designs and the do-it-yourself builder can make a table like you need very reasonably.
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On 2009-01-15 22:35, Frank Starsini wrote:
What are you to do with this table? I used a Lefler table for years but no longer. I don't like how it made it difficult to reset my act.

Now I use a vaultz case and one of my own table tops and a tray stand.
I also have a pearl trap table which is about as sturdy and portable a combo as you'll find anywhere.


Frank,

I am very interested in your how you use the vaultz case along the tray stand. I hope you don't mind me asking and will understand if you don't want to tip your set up.

David
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It's no big secret. I have a tray stand, then I put one of our table tops on top of it, with the vaultz case on that. that gives me a little extra room to set a prop or 2 on the table top (i also use the table top to do the cups and balls at the end so I take the vaultz case off at that point).

The case is not front and center. I have it off to the side. I have a tiny harbin table in the front to hold wand/scissors/rope or whatever I feel like putting on it.
Conveniently, the harbin folds up and goes right into the vaultz. just lays on top.

inside the vaultz case I got a cardboard soda carrier and use it to divide the tricks. I also use my miser's dream can to hold pre-show "stuff". when my can is empty I know the show is ready to go.

I put back everything from where it came from.
at the end of the show I just empty the can of coins and fill the can back up with the "stuff" and I'm good to go for the next show.

I also have a couple huge shampoo bottles that I cut the lid off of and use those to hold specific props. there are a lot of plastic bottles around the house that are perfect for a number of props. I glue velcro on them and they stick to the inside of my case.

the dividers and bottles are almost weightless.

if I were to do a comedy club type thing I would not bring the tray stand or table. I'd just use my harbin table and set the vaultz case on a chair.
after the show, I'd fold up the table, close the case and walk off.
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Look for the Spider table:
http://www.spider-berlin.com/english/englisch.html
Steven Magic is carring them at the US.
They are $150 but they are excelent.
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Had a bit of a look online, but is a vaultz case just a brand of case?

I think I want to get a "roller pilot case"...at least that is what I think they are called. Only seem to be able to find them online though, and I want to check it out first hand to make sure it will fit all my props.
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Large or small (depending on the size of your show) Lefler table! I can't really imagine taking a Spider Table to a birthday party. You'd better have something a little sturdier and more durable than that!

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On 2009-01-16 11:32, aussiemagic wrote:
Had a bit of a look online, but is a vaultz case just a brand of case?

I think I want to get a "roller pilot case"...at least that is what I think they are called. Only seem to be able to find them online though, and I want to check it out first hand to make sure it will fit all my props.

Yes, it's a brand.
I like the rolling vaultz case better because:
1. you can open the lid and leave it open for some cover
2. the inside is velcro friendly.

won't fit under the seat in a plane, tho.
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My work horse is a Viking with velcro attachments. My second is a cutom job from Williams Magic based upon waiter's tables and trays I designed.

There are some trade sow cases that include platforms from thr covers etc. and I find them amazing in concept --

The best table also depends on what you do most. Often it is best to have a table packed with your standard act ready to go -- and a second one with another show.
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Check out Mikame's table, They are all nice!
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Just as an FYI....Abbott's can custom-make tables rather inexpensively.

I had them make a thin, round, 20-inch diamter table top for my Supersonic Table base. They made it complete with black velour top, aluminum trim and flange for about $80.

I use this as a main "presentation" table along with a Mak Nightclub Table and ab Abbott's "Multiplying Bottle Table" (Not sure of the name of this one but it has four fold-out hinged side and front and back "Ledges" and a HUGE interior to store and put away props.

Quick tip....if you use a suitcase or nightclub-type table, do yourself a favor and paint the interior WHITE. If its black you will probably have problems seeing and finding your props inside on a dark stage or performing area.
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Joe Lefler's Pro Table works great for some porpouses...Marshalls have great ones!
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I typically use a large Lefler Table ($250). I also have a smaller side table that I sometimes use with a travel case (about $100). If you like to build, there is an interesting design in the current issue of the Linking Ring (Vol. 89, Num. 1, Jan. 2009, p. 95). I would make the legs slide up and down locking into a couple of different positions, rather than rotate 180 degrees. But other than that, I really like the design.
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For children's birthday parties, the rabbit table from Owen Magic Supreme looks cute.

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I liked the Merv Taylor "Su-Table" (I think it was originated by Jack Hughes). You could walk in, it would open to full working height almost automatically and your stuff inside was all set.

I believe Owen Magic may still make them. None better.
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I second the Abbotts custom tables. They are priced nice and have that old school look. .... It depends on your character and style.....For strength look at the Collector's Workshop Tables..... very easy to break down and very sturdy.
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I would get at least one with a black art well. Klamm magic has some decent ones.
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