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Hey guys, I'm back again! Although this time I am in an unfortunate predicament... while I was at my last gig, I lost the cap to my vanishing cane. I looked all over for it, but it appears to be gone forever Smile Can it be replaced or can another object substitute it? If not would anyone be willing to donate the cap from their broken cane? Thanks a lot!
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Use either a cane tip in the 1" size...available in plastic at a pharmacy or drugstore...
or look around for the cap to a bottle of cologne (sucha s Ralph Lauren polo...it looks more like a cane cap ...thtn a cane cap!

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Hmm very clever! I might have some issues with using it with my appearing cane, but thanks a lot!
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On 2011-07-22 01:54, imanipulatestuff wrote:
Hmm very clever! I might have some issues with using it with my appearing cane, but thanks a lot!


So which is it, a vanishing or appearing cane? You original post stated vanishing cane. Go to Walmart or a local hardware store and buy 1" furniture leg plastic tips. You will then have 4 more to lose before having to buy another pack.

Appearing cane does not use a cap, so how could you lose it?
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You can get the chair tips in various sizes. For a Fantasio cane, probably a 7/8" will work. You might need a 3/4".

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Hug is probably right...a 7/8" may be better.

The only issue with using the new cane tip is that it might not match the design of the appearing cane. shouldn't be a big deal...
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Oh, I guess I mis-understood the OP, he was commenting on using and showing the Vanishing and Appearing in the same showing. Well, I don't think his original cap he lot matched his Appearing Cane, so that is what made his statement confusing. I have never seen a matching handle tip for a Vanishing and Appearing Cane.

If you need them to match, use tape.
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On 2011-07-22 01:14, imanipulatestuff wrote:
Hey guys, I'm back again! Although this time I am in an unfortunate predicament... while I was at my last gig, I lost the cap to my vanishing cane. I looked all over for it, but it appears to be gone forever Smile Can it be replaced or can another object substitute it? If not would anyone be willing to donate the cap from their broken cane? Thanks a lot!


Watch Levent's Manipulation Act DVD. He has THE BEST way to vanish a cane I've ever seen.
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I just realized that the original poster in this thread didn't specify whether he lost the cap to a Walsh vanishing cane or a Fantasio one. I think we've all been assuming that it was a Fantasio cane.

There's a picture of the Walsh cane at:
http://www.atlantismagic.com/albums/albu......6951.htm
It looks like it has a gold-painted knob, which is called "Bakelite" in the caption.

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I don't think the type of cane matters, a replacement cap is a replacement cap. Walsh uses about an inch, and being they have been off the market for 40 years, it is safe to say, he was using a Fantasio, German, India silver model, Tannen, defunct Empire model, Japanese. He did not say if it was black, blue, silver, bronse or any of the other colors available.

In any event a 7/8" or 1" will work with any of these Vanishing Canes.
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Oh wow! this thread is sure buzzing! I thought I would get emails for new responses! sorry guys!

It is a black fantasio , and I'll try various methods mentioned. sounds like the chair leg idea will suit best, but since hearing this cologne idea, I am interested in using it, and possibly even mod ing my appearing cane to work with it. much more cane-ish lol

wmhegbli thanks for the insight , sorry for any confusion.

Fabio this sounds very interesting, is it a ditch or whole vanish? I remember hearing a method a while back of someone using a metal can and a hold&%$ to ditch it after the vanish took place, is this a similar idea?


-thanks all!
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Levent's method is a one-handed vanish. The d---- can be executed easily, since the element of misdirection there is very strong, as well as the separation between the place where the magic happens and where the cane actually ends up being quite extense.

To get you even more curious about it...the cane uses a faux cap (that must be "refilled" every time you use it, but for quite cheap). Levent is here on the Café and he's a VERY nice and accessible guy. I haven't watched his Manipulation Act dvd entirely, just afew parts of it at a friend's - it is filled with awesome concepts and original ideas.
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If the vanishing cane is your opening effect, you might consider Richard Ross's one-hand vanishing cane from his "Greater Magic" video, in which case it doesn't matter that you lost the cap. The video is described at
http://www.dennymagic.com/products/stage......oss-dvd/

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Both the Levent and Richard Ross ideas are excellent. They are very commercial too.

As far as caps go, I have found brass and copper tubing caps in hardware stores that looked almost 100% identical to the metal caps that come on the metal vanishing canes. The only difference was that the edge where the side and top of the cap meet are rounded, as opposed to squared. I think they were in the range of $1.60/USD for two in a pack.
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I think You can use the plastic tips for chairs,but what about flash paper? Maybe You will have to change a bit Your routine but the effect is beautiful.
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On 2011-07-22 02:23, wmhegbli wrote:

Go to Walmart or a local hardware store and buy 1" furniture leg plastic tips. You will then have 4 more to lose before having to buy another pack.



That's really helpful, thanks.

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Vintage vanishing cane tip from an old Walsh.
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This shot shows silver cane tips for German
One standard and the other has a flash striker in the end.
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That Walsh cap looks nothing like mine, that must be one of the very 1st he made. Mine also has a spring inside the cap to hold a silk.

John Fabjance has announed he will be making the Walsh Vanishing and Appearing Canes again in the near future.

Check his site at http://www.magicmgmt.com
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