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Evan Williams
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Hi!

I'm looking for a good case to store all of my props for my kid shows. I have seen people use these big black cases with silver metal trim. I have also seen other good cases that even turn into a table for performing.

Does anybody have a link of a site that sells something good like that? Or any store chains that might be in my hometown?

Thanks much,

Evan
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I currently use a Viking Pro table, which is available from Steven's. I used to use a lawyers case which worked great, and you can get these from Office Max.
Ty Argo
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These are available online aswell as my local Lowes Hardware store. They should be at yours too. They are good cases and come with custom moldable foam padding.

http://www.lowes.com/lkn?action=productD......VGC-5200
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NJJ
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I highly recommend you get a Rolon Table made. They fold out into a table and are GREAT for kid's shows.
Evan Williams
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Thanks guys.

The link you gave me, Big T, is exactly what I am looking for. The only thing that worries me is that it is not large enough for my whole show. Do they have bigger ones at places like Lows and Home Depot?

Thanks,

Evan
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All,

Canadian magician Matthew Johnson has an excellent set of lecture notes called “Smooth as Silk”. I purchased the notes from Hocus Pocus about month ago. Here’s the information from Hocus Pocus:

Direct from the working repertoire of Matthew Johnson, it's smooth as silk!

How to build your very own cost-effective case/table, how to make a terrific silk clip out everyday stuff, the real work on silk rolls, working with glitter, switching silks during your act, and more. There are even four complete routines ready to add to your act, including work with a change bag and the color-changing records. Also included in this booklet is a great four silk production finishing with a blendo. This effect alone is worth the price of the manuscript and is taken directly from Matthew's act.

This is real world silk work that you should not miss!

I’m constructing a silk routine based on a combination of two routines in his notes. His case/table consists of a tool case that can be purchased from Home Depot or Lowes and a Eureka table base.

What makes his case/table so valuable is how it’s constructed to allow direct silk steals. I purchased a professional looking (22x16x6) black anodized aluminum case from Cases by Source, a company in New Jersey. If you want to see it here’s the link,http://www.casesbysource.com/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=CBS&Product_Code=BL22166

Overall, these lectures notes are well worth the purchase. Combine these notes, Geoffrey Buckingham’s book “It’s Easier Than You Think” part two and DVD by the same name with a Topit, you’ll have deadly weapons in your arsenal.


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Look into hoddy and art supply shops. You can find all kinds of cases in them.

You can often find them in plain wood and paint them to look any way you want.

Good luck.

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Ty,

There is no picture of the cases you talked about, I just want to make sure, they say Aluminum but what they are is gray hard plastic sides with Aluminum Reinforced edges? Is that right?
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RoyHolidayMagic
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For my kidshow I use Lefler's Pro Suitcase Table. It's great.

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Ty Argo
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Mark-
No, the entire outside covering is silver aluminum and the edges/corners are reinforced further with aluminum. The case does lock, but the locks are rather poor. The latches works great though.

I don't know why the pic didn't show up on your computer. It showed up fine on mine, right on the web page listed. Is anyone else having trouble viewing a picture?
I actually own this and one similar that is black with rounded corners. One holds most of my Close-up and the other holds part of my platform show.
Hope this helped clear up some confusion.
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I use a black rolling footlocker, but as a magic clown I use bigger props so need more room.

I like to work out of the trunk without displaying everything. Keeps the surprises! Smile
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Budget-wise, go with Ty: this Loew's $25 case is amazing, tough, and presentable.

Rather than sticking a tripod mount onto it, a friend suggested having the case rest on piece of wood which I painted black, and into which I drilled 4 holes for the rubber feet to fit into.

It's stable, looks sharp, and the case doesn't have a tripod mount sticking out of it.

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I also would reccomend getting a Rolon Table. The one I use I bought from Joe Lefler and has worked just wonderfully. What I like about this table is the fact that not only does it fold down small, but it is covered in a nice dark grey fabric that will resist chipping and which velcro sticks nicely to. This allows me to always keep my logo and poster on the table during my performances.

There is a lot of space in the table to store your props. Also there are about 2 shelves in it with one being adjustable.
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As a "nearly normal" performer I am always looking for interesting tables.

My latest Table in Training was purchased at

one of my favorite magic stores.

Walmart that is.

It is very colorful.

One thing I got out of seeing Tim H's lecture at the Workshop was that I needed a better table and a "ditch bag".

The drawers are red, green and yellow.
The table is blue.

At first I could only find them with the colors on the drawer side.
I finally found one that allowed the spectators to see the bright red, yellow and green colors on their side as well.

I will build inserts out of foam for my toys, er
professional props. (a few actually are "professional")

I also found some red, yellow and blue baskets with lids that roll open and shut. They are like the large garbage cans that we have at school, only very colorful.(They remind me of Kansas University Colors - Rock Chalk Jayhawk)

The table is rather short and may not work for everyone.

Hey when I am performing, I feel almost 5'7" tall.

Actually I am 5'5" soaking wet.

Now Off to that pool party.

Where is my cue.....


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Harris:
If you can take a pic of your table and set up, I would be curious to see it. I am always on the look out for how people best use their tables and in organization.

And for the record I am 6 feet tall and still the SMALLEST one in my family. Go figure. =)
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Mark,

I had the same problem you had when trying to see Ty's photo at Lowe's. The area read "Image not currently available." Click "Click here to zoom photo." It will show up.

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Evan Williams
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Thanks again guys!

Great ideas.

Thanks much.
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I don't have a digital camera.

If someone brings one to a show, I will ask for a copy.

This does happen every once in awhile.

I ask people to email me a copy of a good one.

This gives me two things.

A potential picture to use and their email to send them a nearly normal right to play certificate along with my contact and show information.

I ask prior to sending them stuff. (no spam except on my nearly normal sandwiches for Nigel - Yuckkkk

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Harris:
Great stuff. I always love how you use Nigel in your messages and promo material for kids. That really works for me and gets the kids loving Nigel and your performance even more.
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Harris,

Those are some really neat ideas. I remember seeing similar type items when we were looking to furnish my daughters play room and it never dawned on my that they could used as show tables etc.

It is all about perspective and imagination. I love that idea.

And Big T...I think that tool kit makes a wonderful travel case for a small show.
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