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Jordan Piper
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I'm having trouble doing a handkerchief vanish with the TT. I think it is too big (the TT). If anyone has any tips please e-mail me. piperbdb@hotmail.com.
Thanks.
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Why would it be too big? If it fits on your thumb and "stick" there, it should be alright. If you touch the "end" of the tt with your thumb nail, it's maybe too big.
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You left out some important information. We don't know your age or if your hands are particularly small. They make tips for the little finger which may work for those with smaller thumbs.

If that is not the problem, you might go to your local magic shop and ask them to allow you to try on TTs until you find the right fit.

Also, if you are using a Vernet hard TT, there is a way to make adjustments to the opening by softening it in boiling water. That information, I believe, is written up in the instructions that come with the prop.
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Maybe you could use a diamond cut silk. This is a silk cut in a 'diamond' shape as opposed to a square, so when held by the corner looks larger than it really is, hence not as much material needs to pushed into the TT.

Alternatively, a larger TT may be a possible solution.

Brian.
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Jordan Piper
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In response to Brian's post the TT is too big not the handkerchief. In response to Paul's post I am 19 and do have small hands. To give you a better idea of the problem when I put the TT on and wiggle my thumb the apparatus falls off.
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If you're using a hard TT, you could put it in boiling water to soften it up a bit and mold it to your thumb. I had the same trouble and this worked for me.
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I forgot about that, my tips a lil large, I tried it, it worked. Thank you Kid Iowa.
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Jordan Piper
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I've tried, with no success, putting the TT in boiling water and molding it. Thanks anyway.
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Is it a hard plastic Vernet Tip?
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Yes it is.
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Try a smaller tip or go to the softer Japanese TT.
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On 2003-05-12 13:10, Justin McWilliams wrote:
I forgot about that, my tips a lil large, I tried it, it worked. Thank you Kid Iowa.


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Another idea is to get a glue gun and apply a little bit on the inside, use a popsicle stick to smooth it around (not your finger, that stuff is HOT). Only use a bit at a time, it's easier to add more than it is to dig all of that stuff out and start over again. If that doesn't work you could get a thumb implant, just don't go all Pamela Lee Anderson on us...not that I hold anything against her, mind you.
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Jordan Piper
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Aren't thumb implants expensive? Anyway thanks for all the help. I think the tt is in fact too long and will probably try looking for a smaller one.
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If you go the implant route, you might as well just get a trapdoor and a secret compartment put in. Be careful though, I lost a set of sponge balls while trying to hitchhike.
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My suggestion is to apply thin layers of superglue and wait for the drying of the previous one thoroughly and apply again a thin layer until you get the desired fit. It will take a long time and it works. Buying a smaller one may be not a TT but a fingertip may be a good solution. Smile Smile Smile
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Try getting some plaster and make a mold of your thumb. Then you can make a TT custom fit to your thumb. This will ensuer that it will not wiggle off at all.
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Many thanks for all of your suggestions.
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