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I dissolved some powdered rosin in alcohol and applied it to the edges with a Q-Tip. Seems to work pretty well.
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That sounds like an OK way to help you classic palm a coin, but the idea here is to get some powdered rosin on the tips of your thumb and first two fingers of the hand you work your T.U.C. with (in my case, both hands). This gives you a superb grip as you rotate one coin out of the other with no hesitation of fumbling.

For a real easy way to rosin a coin's rim, just buy the cheapest violin rosin you can find ($1.50 to $2.00 on eBay) as a solid little brick or puck shape. Then you just drag the coins rim across the block of rosin as you rotate the coin. No muss, no fuss. No alcohol needed. This works well for milled-edged coins or smooth.


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Ah, I see. My rosin might be too crumbly for that. Maybe try some bass rosin.
Thanks.
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Just ordered a Kennedy half TUC for myself for a very nice discount price, I can't wait to test it out!!
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Mr. Tango,

Has the orientation of the magnetic poles been standardized for T.U.C. sets yet? If you could would you give me a compass reading of the "Head" side of the main T.U.C. part? I'd like to compare that reading to the T.U.C. sets I have now. I want to be able to stack 2-3 sets (half-dollar/Brit. Penny size) and put them in a Babel coin dropper.

Just take a cheap toy compass and see if it points South or North on your now standardized (I hope!) T.U.C. Just hold the compass close to the head side of the gaff part. That will tell you the orientation instantly. If any of mine are different, I'll turn the gaff)s) over and re-glue it/them.

Please let us all know. There has been some talk of doing this, but I haven't heard any results from you yet.

Thanks in advance,


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Can't remember my early school science classes well, but wouldn't the fact that Tango is south of the equator have a "bearing" on his compass results?

Got my TUC a while back and I am very pleased with the value, quality, and versatility of this item. It really does replace / substitute a number of coin gaffs, making it much easier to do a wide variety of routines with just the one gimmick. This coin definitely opens new windows of opportunity for creativity and performance.

Well done, Mr. Tango! Thanks!
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On 2009-12-28 16:03, Scott F. Guinn wrote:
Can't remember my early school science classes well, but wouldn't the fact that Tango is south of the equator have a "bearing" on his compass results?


Only if it is not near a coin. The coin will influence the "pointer" of the compass. Same for anyone else- anywhere in the world. Move the coin away and the compass will point back north. Slight skew in different areas - but north.

Posted: Dec 28, 2009 4:16pm
Thanks to all on this thread. I ordered my "half dollar" TUC coin yesterday.

Great ideas - great comments.
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After a long review lol ..I have decieded to get one...does any one know any website where I can purchase with discount?

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On 2009-12-31 16:53, MikeTheKid wrote:
After a long review lol ..I have decieded to get one...does any one know any website where I can purchase with discount?

Thanks

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I got mine from PenguinMagic with a 10% discount. And I love my TUC, although I have never performed it live with anyone yet, this is my first and only gaffed coin, and I'm still practicing/playing around with it.
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Thank you Flyswatter

I have ordered my from penguin last week, they have it on sale Smile

cant wait to see mine ~
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On 2010-01-04 12:13, MikeTheKid wrote:
Thank you Flyswatter

I have ordered my from penguin last week, they have it on sale Smile

cant wait to see mine ~


Awesome, let us know how you like it :]
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Five pages of 'TUC' posts; any video clips of performances apart from Tango?
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I get more use out of STC than this but....thats just me.
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On 2010-01-06 14:16, mwmagic wrote:
Five pages of 'TUC' posts; any video clips of performances apart from Tango?


I have four new eBooks on effects using the T.U.C. -- all in the hands of Mr.Tango to insure continuity. I have some poor videos, but not of the quality to support sales, and am shooting still photos now. I use the T.U.C. in many ways not covered by Tango. Not necessarily better, just different. PM me about what you are looking for.
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Hello friends,

I'm really surprised and very happy for this post.
Funsway, sent me 4 ebooks, o maybe one more I should check my mail today.
All this ebooks are very well with theory and effect with TUC.
I'm planing to print a book with all the effects that people is sending me, of course if I obtain the permissions.
Besides, we'll be introducing a new DVD this year called "TUC Miracles" with new routines.

I will be giving my TUC lecture in Blackpool Magic Convention next February and I'm thinking to give lectures in USA this year.

Thank you very much for your reviews.
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Sounds great Mr. Tango.
Ken has a very inventive mind and is a great storyteller. I think we will always be searching for new things to do with T.U.C.
Looking forward to it.
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Here is a little preview -freeby. Say you want the T.U.C. under the edge of your coat or vest for a Steal and Switch-in at some point. You don't need a fancy drop loader or clamp. If you Pinch one side of the T.U.C. it is a Clamp! Tie a bit of thread with a knot at the end to a pin and place under your coat. Open the "mouth" of the T.U.C. and place over the knot and clamp shut. It will hang happily there until you claim it later. Just a little pressure from your wrist and it falls into your hand. Of course you could always use a magnet, but it won't quick release.
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Mr Tango,

Is the m****t supposed to be centered in the coin? Mine just arrived and its a little off center, making the opening work differently depending on the orientation of the coin. Is this a defect?

Strangely, I can open it easily with my left hand, but not easily with my right (and I'm right handed). I don't know if its related.

Thanks,
Eric
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Yes, That happened with mine too.
Perhaps a round piece instead of square would improve it.

Place the s***l face up on a table and press down SLIGHTLY on the center.
Should work perfectly after that.
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I have three TUCs. Two were just fine - well, one needed a little of the recommended adjustment. The third, however, a half dollar TUC, was extremely loose. If I held the [ portion by the edges the other part hung down on one side or the other; about a full 1/8" to 3/16". Way too sloppy to work with. What I do is the opposite of the adjustment recommended when the TUC is too tight: I hold the [ portion only with the tips of my fingers of both hands - coin face pointing away from me - and then press hard in the center of the inside with my thumbs. That usually makes it a lot better though it doesn't last too long. I have to repeat that every two or three uses. Every one is going to be different I guess. I just hope it doesn't reduce the life of the TUC.

Thank you.

Jim
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