We Remember The Magic Café We Remember
Username:
Password:
[ Lost Password ]
  [ Forgot Username ]
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Ever so sleightly » » Portable shelf servante? (2 Likes) Printer Friendly Version

karnak
View Profile
Elite user
Colorado
447 Posts

Profile of karnak
Is there such an item available commercially?

What I'm envisioning is a very simple, thin, lightweight (and inexpensive) sort of thing that can "clip on" (or otherwise simply be positioned in place, gripping parts perhaps hidden beneath a close-up pad) hanging down over the edge or side of a table (pretty much any table at which one might find oneself seated), in order to provide a small, rigid hidden "shelf" upon which final load items (large balls, fruit, etc.) for a seated cups & balls routine might conveniently and strategically be placed for quick and easy loading (so as to make going to one's pockets unnecessary).

It seems like such an obviously useful sort of basic utility item that one might expect something along these lines to be readily available ("off the shelf," so to speak). But is it? Or is this the sort of thing one might have to somehow cobble together for oneself, handyman-style?
For a supernatural chiller mixing magic (prestidigitation, legerdemain) with Magic (occultism, mysticism), check out my novel MAGIC: AN OCCULT THRILLER at http://www.amazon.com/Magic-Occult-Thriller-Reed-Hall/dp/1453874836
BCS
View Profile
Inner circle
1066 Posts

Profile of BCS
Karnak... I have never seen such a thing commercially; I made such a thing by making a closeup surface ( a board with a mouse pad then covered with velvet). I then made a bag with an opening kept opens by sewing in a coat hanger. It was attached to the back of the board with a piece of material as a hinge. I could walk up to the table withe the velvet size showing, bag towards my body. As I would place the closeup surface down the bag would be concealed and fall behind the table... Think tear away dove box from the Mark Wilson EOM book.

Also I have had good luck safety pinning the table cloth to form a pouch at home and in restaurants.

In the Ron Wilson Kaufman book there is instructions using a bag attached to your back that drops between your legs as you sit down.

Take care,
Bruce
Julie
View Profile
Inner circle
3349 Posts

Profile of Julie
Abbott's made one for switching a deck of cards. I don't know if they still do...

Julie
BeThePlunk
View Profile
Special user
West of Boston, East of Eden
887 Posts

Profile of BeThePlunk
Here's the link to Abbott's

http://www.abbottmagic.com/Abbotts-Foldi......serv.htm


And here's a more specifically designed idea at RNT2

https://www.rnt2.com/wunderbar-clip.html
Julie
View Profile
Inner circle
3349 Posts

Profile of Julie
BTP
Note that Abbott's also made a combination clip & bag accessory specifically for switching a deck of cards as noted above. (I do not know if it is still available.)

There was also a close-up pad that had a servante' ("bag") attached that hung down pretty low (something akin to BCS' creation). I don't know whose that was.

Julie
Mad Jake Jr.
View Profile
New user
Willis Warf, Va.
25 Posts

Profile of Mad Jake Jr.
Abbott's Magic sells one still. I've been using mine since I was 15, I'm 24 now and I'm still using it.
What's nice is if you want to change the color for whatever reason, It's very easy to change out
colors. I just noticed above this post is the same recommendation. If you don't want Abbott's version
Then I have to recommend RNT2.com

Sincerely,
Mad Jake Jr.
funsway
View Profile
Inner circle
old things in new ways - new things in old ways
8478 Posts

Profile of funsway
I haven't mentioned this for years here, but using a Walker can solve many problems. If you are disabled and need one it is better Smile

There is a tray designed to fit over the handles with a holes for cups and a raised lip. By putting it on backwards and covering with a drape,
a suitable performance platform with "well" can be formed that can be moved form table to table.

It also creates a "space" as you as you move about and creates a different set of "natural conditions" for performances.
I am not suggesting that anyone ever fake a disability for any reason, just that moving around with a walker is a normal event in public places.

...

I have also had success with using a large menu held by a couple of spectators as a performance table. It doesn't interfere with objects on the table,
and can mask many loads/ditches from your waist or belt. A serving tray can also work.
"the more one pretends at magic, the more awe and wonder will be found in real life." Arnold Furst



ShareBooks at www.eversway.com * questions at funsway@eversway.com
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Ever so sleightly » » Portable shelf servante? (2 Likes)
[ Top of Page ]
All content & postings Copyright © 2001-2019 Steve Brooks. All Rights Reserved.
This page was created in 0.11 seconds requiring 5 database queries.
The views and comments expressed on The Magic Café
are not necessarily those of The Magic Café, Steve Brooks, or Steve Brooks Magic.
> Privacy Statement <

ROTFL Billions and billions served! ROTFL