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ldrosenblum
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A real newbie question:

What works best for 'plugging' a TT so that its contents don't spill out in your pocket?
I'll be keeping a TT filled with small sparkles in my pocket for most of the show and would prefer if the sparkles don't all end up in my pocket before I need them. I imagine that tape or tissue might work, but given my inexperience, I was hoping to learn about the easiest, cleanest thing to use.

Thanks everyone!

PS - I apologize if the answer is already on the Café somewhere, but I really couldn't find it. (possibly because of the acronym?).
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A rubber cork will do the trick. It will stay firmly in place and still be easy to remove with one hand.

Here's a link to one supplier:
http://www.hometrainingtools.com/categor......57279840
ldrosenblum
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Thanks Donal-

Great idea. I will definitely be ordering.

In the meantime, I have a little performance this evening. Anyone have any ideas on what's best to use that I might have around the house?

Thanks again.
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Cut the pinky off of a rubber glove and stretch it over the openning...that might work

-or-

a wine cork might fit, but I think it may be to narrow to plug the hole

-or-

another thumbtip fits beautifully like a cork...i just tried

Vinny
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Thanks very much Vinny-

I only own one TT, so I'll try the rubber glove idea. Excellent.

Thanks again.
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I have a small pocket within my pocket - I guess it's a watch pocket? Anyway, the TT sits in there straight up. You could probably sew a little pouch inside your pocket to hold it there until needed.

Jim
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And thanks from me too! I was recently considering how best to carry about a TT with slush powder inside. I have a couple of TT's so I shall try your suggestion, Vinny. Cheers.
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Keep an empty 35mm film canister in your pocket with the TT in it.

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Great ideas Jim and Bob-

I think I have a few pairs of jeans that have those watch pockets inside regular pockets. I'll see if those jeans still fit! And I'll also look for a 35mm film canister around my place. It's been a while since I've actually used film.

Thanks guys,

Larry
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LOL @ Gaddy. I was going to say scissored-off condom tips, but that seemed to be in poor taste. The finger-tip condoms you sourced look like they would work great. :o)



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Interesting ideas dsalley13 and gaddy-

I think it might work as long as I always remembered to completely pull off the cot/condom. I can imagine the look on the parents' faces if they saw me with a 'finger cot' hanging off my hand.

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Larry
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Glad to help!

-Vinny
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On 2009-11-03 17:49, dsalley13 wrote:
LOL @ Gaddy. I was going to say scissored-off condom tips, but that seemed to be in poor taste. The finger-tip condoms you sourced look like they would work great. :o)


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dsally13 does hospital magic. Rubber gloves are plentiful there and finger tips cut from them also work!

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A small Super Ball might work, as well. If you don't have any around the house, try any coin operated gumball machine at your local Grocery Store.


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I ended up stopping at a drug store on the way to my mini-show. Picked up some thin rubber gloves, cut off one of it's fingers and used that as the TT plug. It worked like a charm!
I think that I will ultimately buy a small rubber cork (or use another TT), but thanks to everyone's suggestions, I was able to find a quick, effective solution.

Thanks again!
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