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Agree...it will be worth the wait.. and I know you will be happy when it's over Richard but I know it has been a labor of love. Can't wait to finally see it but I am patient and of course will wait as long as it takes to get it right.

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We reached page 800 in the layout today. Smile
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OMG. Forget reading this, I'm going to use it to work out with. That's gonna be heavy.
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My head may explode when I receive the book. Fair warning.
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On Nov 3, 2014, Richard Kaufman wrote:
I sure hope it's worth the wait! I'll be really glad when it's done ... it is HUGE.



Richard, it WILL be worth the wait! These are going to require some bookshelf reinforcement work.
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Perhaps this should have been called "Greater Tenyo" ... Cannot wait, am saving for the postage now Smile
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Richard,

Will this still be a two volume set and if so, how many pages are you projecting each to be?

Thanks,
Kirk
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I was expecting it to be 1,200 pages: two 600-page volumes in a slipcase. Considering where we are in the T-numbers at page 800, it might be a bit shorter. We cannot tell until it's actually finished.
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Thought I would give everyone an update on the book.

We just passed page 900 in the layout and we have about 8 or 9 more years of tricks to go. Since the text is all formatted and laid out, with empty boxes placed where the photos will be, I can guess that the T-numbers will end on page 1,100 or so (which includes all the items from the 2015 line plus the additional handlings for them). Then there will be a section of at least 50 pages on Tenyo's large parlor magic items and older tricks. The end, I am relieved to say, is in sight.

The biggest task we still have in front of us is the scanning of all the line drawings, and taking of all the photos/doing screen grabs, for the additional handlings of all the items. However, once we get rolling it should take just about three weeks.

Hiroshi Kondo and Tomoyuki Shimomura have been proofreading right along, however they've asked for the opportunity to proofread the entire book again once layout is completely finished. This may delay the book about a month. So, I'm going to give all those who've paid for the deluxe edition in advance an extra trick as a courtesy because of the slight delay.

Just a few weeks ago another rare parlor magic item showed up, so things are still going in.

Once the book is done and off to the printer, we have to edit the three DVDs that will go inside.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.
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Thanks Richard ... All sounds great to me. Once again I'm fine with however long it takes as long as it gets done and done correctly which I have all the faith in the world in you and your team. I think your offer for those that have paid already is very fair. Thanks for the update and please keep us posted in the future.

Charlie
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Will do!
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Thanks Richard appreciate the update. Nice of you to provide the extra trick, like Charlie I am fine with waiting but have to admit I would like it tomorrow Smile

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I love the updates Richard, as it makes the waiting all the sweeter. Everyone knows you will do this right, so take the time you need.
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Wait, Richard's writing a book on Tenyo?
Outstanding!
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Looking forward to it, Richard!
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Just shot the photos for the tricks from 2013.
Only one more year to go! Smile
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We're at page 1,100 in the layout and everything is coming along well.
All the main photos have now been taken.
Some new handlings for the 2015 line of tricks to write.
The month of January will be spent taking the many hundreds of photos for all the new handlings of the tricks.
And then it's off to the printer ... I hope.
Then we edit the DVDs while the book is being printed.
*** big book.
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I cant wait Richard! It will all be worth it once it's completed. However its one of those projects that could be never ending because as you are completing it each year another new year of tricks comes out adding yet more to the book. You will have to draw the line (I assume you did at 2015)somewhere or you truly would never finish the book. A true labor of love and it will be so worth the wait! Thanks for taking this awesome project up on your broad shoulders and running with it and and making it what is sure to be an outright winner.

Charlie
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We won't be able to include the 2015 catalogue or new Plus One effect because we will go to the printer before they come out. So the line is drawn THERE.

But we did just find a very old Tenyo item, perhaps the only surviving example extant, that will go in.

My shoulders are not broad, my back is killing me, and at some point I'm no longer going to have the energy for this stuff. So, this is a book that has to be done now. It seems pretty safe to say that I won't be writing another 350,000 word, 1,200 page book! Smile
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Happy Christmas to you Richard!

You deserve a rest on all your amazing work for us Tenyo fans.

Joe Mckay
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