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Chessmann
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I've made up most of the effects on Steve Dusheck's '82 dvd (as well as many from his books), but "Coin and Cord" from his DVD has eluded me.

I don't have the equipment to make the gaff (in metal, anyway), and I've watched here and eBay for a couple of years, but not seen Steve's marketed version come up for sale. Plastic is a possible alternative for a home made version (for example, I have some old 'pirate coins' that would work, after drilling a hole), but would prefer metal.

Thought someone here may have a good suggestion. TIA ~
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Chinese coins are the most obvious way to go, since they already have a hole and are readily available at most magic shops. Here's one source: http://madhattermagicshop.com/magicshop/......_id=4349

To make the ****** all you need is a hand hacksaw. The metal on these Chinese coins is softer than steel washers, but harder than plastic. If you need something to hold while you hacksaw and you don't have a small vice, try a vice grip with soft cloth in the claws and a heavy weight to hold them in place on the edge of a table. Press down on the weight with one hand and hack away lightly with the other hand. Don't try to force your way through, but let the saw teeth do their work with patience.

My routine: Start by transforming a half dollar into the Chinese coin, then have someone tie the coin on a shoelace to show why the Chinese coins had holes, so they could carry a bunch of them on a string. Then show how the Chinese used to magically remove the coin from the cord, and how they got it back on again using Steve Dusheck's moves. Hand the coin and cord to the same person who tied it on and ask him to remove it, then transform it back into a half dollar and continue with whatever routine you want.
Chessmann
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I'll give it a go, Jim. Thanks!
My ex-cat was named "Muffin". "Vomit" would be a better name for her. AKA "The Evil Ball of Fur".
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