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Pete Biro
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I inherited a great presentation for a vaudeville magician, and use an egg made of resin. I use a shuttle pass to change the eggs...timing. Keep it simple, the audience has no thought or knowledge of duplicates.

In addition, I have (got on ebay) Don Alan's version, made by Howard Bammann, where you reverse the trick pouring the egg white/yolk gooey stuff back into your hand, produce an egg and pull the silk back out. When I first saw Don do this it blew me away.

Remember, it is the routine and presentation. Keep the METHOD SIMPLE.
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Wow thanks much Pete,

I have always been a big Don Alan fan. I have never seen that - guess he never did it on any of the available televised appearances. That is one I wish I could have seen.
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There is a less known version called "Super Silk to Egg." It is very decent and the creator is a very nice guy.
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Pete, can you elaborate a little bit on the Howard Bammann without revealing too much?
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Here is your source for Silk to Egg eggs. They manufacture them. They also have non-hole eggs.

http://www.tirofoginc.com/EGGSACTLYEGGS.htm

These are ceramic type eggs, and come in 3 sizes. They are like the Viking egg, maybe a little thinner wall.

Many years ago Sterling Magic Co. which is out of business now made a resin egg. I used it for about 20 years until one day while packing up after a show I dropped it on the concrete floor. It cracked. I could have glued it but I would not be happy with that so I just made my own when the Mork & Mindy plastic egg with candy was on the market. I painted it and it worked perfectly. Now that Easter is here again there are many sources for eggs.

The original resin egg was actually coated over a real egg. The yoke stain was still inside. It was a yellow resin. Then I guess it was painted or baked on white coating.

What is the difference to the "Super Silk to Egg" compared to say the Viking or Rice Silk to Egg? Is the egg ceramic or is the routine the Super? What make it Super?
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I’ve been interested and have been creatively thinking about approaching this routine in a simplistic, straightforward manner and thought I would share it with others to see what input you may have.

Rather than using a switch in the second part, why not bring out from the side coat pocket, in the left hand, in a concealed manner to the audience, a flexible thumbtip and the real egg. The audience already assumes that to begin with that you already have something concealed in your hand because of the first part of the routine demonstrating the putting of the silk into the fake egg.

If necessary, take a smaller silk, i.e., 9” and push it into the thumbtip (pretending to push it into the “fake” egg).

You’re completely clean and can dump the thumbtip. If you wish, you can bring out a wand and tap the egg. You can then roll the real egg around in your left hand explaining to the audience that you want to make sure that they don’t reveal the opening in the egg with the red silk showing through the hole in the egg; otherwise, this is a dead give away as to where the silk located. Proceed to peel the sticker off and break the egg.

Tell me what you think (pros/cons). Any input would be greatly appreciated. Does this have merit/ potential?
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Man is it time to update this thread!

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On 2004-03-28 02:32, wmhegbli wrote:
Here is your source for Silk to Egg eggs. They manufacture them. They also have non-hole eggs.

http://www.tirofoginc.com/EGGSACTLYEGGS.htm

These are ceramic type eggs, and come in 3 sizes. They are like the Viking egg, maybe a little thinner wall.

Many years ago Sterling Magic Co. which is out of business now made a resin egg. I used it for about 20 years until one day while packing up after a show I dropped it on the concrete floor. It cracked. I could have glued it but I would not be happy with that so I just made my own when the Mork & Mindy plastic egg with candy was on the market. I painted it and it worked perfectly. Now that Easter is here again there are many sources for eggs.

The original resin egg was actually coated over a real egg. The yoke stain was still inside. It was a yellow resin. Then I guess it was painted or baked on white coating.

What is the difference to the "Super Silk to Egg" compared to say the Viking or Rice Silk to Egg? Is the egg ceramic or is the routine the Super? What make it Super?



The Tirofog eggs are not ceramic but actually made from real eggs.They feel exactly like a real egg yet are as tough as nails. I squeezed mine as hard as I could and it did not break,although I don't recommened doing that.

Question for Chris Z

How do you get the plaster to adhere to the membrane that lines the inside of the egg?
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Why would you want the plaster to adhere to the inside of the egg? You don't want a solid egg when you finish.

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Silk to emu egg anyone?
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You know, why not just blow out some real eggs and chip a hole out of the side of one, for the silk. Then, you wouldn't have a problem, have the expense, and certainly wouldn't have to worry about matching or realism after the switch?
Plus, I could see some real comedy effects, like crushing the egg and sprinkling eggshells over the real egg (magic pixie dust).
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I'm still highly impressed with Bob Sanders version of silk to egg, but I noticed that Mark Wilson recently released his silk to egg routine and props through Hocus Pocus, though I have no clue of what the props are like.

I bought Bob's at TAOM and have love both the feel and handling of these eggs. I still do my own routine, which isn't too unlike Mark Wilson's but different enough.
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Hi Bob,
If I understood the original post the objective was to reinforce the interior of the empty egg shell with a layer of plaster. If the plaster doesn't adhere to the interior of the shell which is lined by the membrane ( and it won't) you end up with loose blobs of plaster inside an egg shell.
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On 2008-12-19 01:31, manal wrote:
Hi Bob,
If I understood the original post the objective was to reinforce the interior of the empty egg shell with a layer of plaster. If the plaster doesn't adhere to the interior of the shell which is lined by the membrane ( and it won't) you end up with loose blobs of plaster inside an egg shell.


For reinforcement, try polyurathane. It is essentially just a strong plastic surface. It is used on some "blown" eggs. I don't use it for anything but painted surfaces for protection. It is tough! (Plaster is not very tough and cracks easily.)

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Bob Sanders has a good version of this. He also has a walk around version. You would be wise to contact him.
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Does anyone do a version of silk to egg without a pocket? I really like the routine, but usually perform without a jacket, just shirt with rolled up sleeves. I was thinking of using a small box of some kind on my stand; the silk initially vanishes to the box, use it like a pocket. It could also hold the glass to break the egg into; the box would hold all the props. What do you think?
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Profgizmo,
I've seen people do that before. Duane Laflin has a nice version like that in a set of his lecture notes.
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Someone, whom I strongly suspect lurks on these forums from time to time, sent me a surprise package for Christmas of a Mark Wilson Silk to Egg. The props are very good. The egg is a strong resin material, looks and feels good, handles easisly, two red silks, A nice plastic wine glass for breaking the egg into at the end of the trick. A signed and numbered certificate of authenticity, and a DVD of Mark's routine. Excellent props and material, and Mark's routine is a classic one which he has performed many times over the years. I know hocus pocus carries them, and probably Mark and Nani have them as well, even if they aren't up on the website yet.
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I thought it would be worth mentioning propdog sell a really good version of the egg. I would recommend it.
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I am trying to find one I saw in a Japanese convention. It's made of soft shell. Can anyone offer some info?
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I enjoy Lance Burton's version
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAzDrC_OHjU
Mark wilson's version suggested by joseph it also very entertaining as well.
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