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Mike Walton
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I would like to hang a single CSB from just above the bottom edge of my jacket on the inside, so I can reach down on an off-beat and incorporate the gaff.

Can anyone suggest an item or a way to create something that will hold and release a single CSB coin, or any coin really? I checked into some coin droppers and I've noticed they're either loud or just not set to handle one item.

There has to be something easy that won't scratch the coin, allows you to grab and pull to release, and do it silently; I just don't know what it is. I've tried a bulldog clip, which is far from ideal.

Anyone have any ideas? I want to show my hands empty earlier on, so other coin sleights to incorporate the gaff are not options. Thanks tremendously in advance.
Dan Watkins
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Try this - take a strip of fabric and put a saftey pin on one end and sew a loop of elastic on the other end that can hold the coin tightly. Safety pin it inside your jacket lining at the proper height so that the coin rests just above the coat.

Since the loop holding the coin is elastic, you will be able to reach and pull it out of the loop.

Since everything is made of soft materials there should not be a noise problem.

I have never tried this, but thinking about it, I would try this.
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Depending on how THICK the coin is, you can take some adhesive tape and make two flaps with strong magnets inside each. They hang down off a safety pin. The coin SHOULD be held by the two magnets pulling on one another.

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Jonathan Townsend
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Another approach is to sew a pocket into the jacket there inside, and push the coin up and out when needed. There is something similar in 'The Ramsay Finale'.
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Mike Powers
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Check out the new Trabucco Hold out from Elmwood magic. This is a GREAT piece of gear. You'll have to use a modified coin, however. But it will be worth it to have all the coins you want to ring in and out gaffed for use with this item. Not only can you retrieve the coin secretly, you can ditch it secretly too. It's not JUST a magnet. It's a very well thought out hold out concept. I think it comes with a DVD and some props for $125.

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You can always try tying some thread to a peg so you clip the coin in the peg and hang it on the inside of your jacket.

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Geeze folks, if you are willing to 'mess with' your coins, might as well hook the thing and get it over with.
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Ummm, you know yo can bend a paperclip to make a coin dropper right? It's a bit difficult to describe but it makes no noise and can hold 1-3 coins. It's ideal for small loads. For larger loads I would buy a coin dropper. The elastic method Dan mentioned does NOT work. I've experimented with many and have come up with my own dropper system that works great for me. For you, I would go with the inexpensive bending of a paperclip which you then attach to a safety pin with some electric tape and then pin on your body where is most comfortable. Also, pin it on your pants where the jacket will cover them in position for the steal instead of on your jacket. Jackets WILL move when you steal but your pants will not.
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Some years ago there was a gimmick sold called the "lodgepot" if I remember correctly. It was a plastic box about the size of a coin, filled with putty and pinned inside the jacket. The idea being that the coin stuck to the putty and you could take it when required and sticking it back if required.
It worked and I still use it.
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On 2004-05-11 08:57, twistedace wrote:
The elastic method Dan mentioned does NOT work.


Thats good to know - I file that under an idea not to follow up on. Smile
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The elastic tends to slip and because the coin is heavy it stretches the material which causes the coin to fall.
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Hmmm, would be the "old circular file"? I have one of those Smile

As far as dropping the coin from under the jacket goes, how about just simply sewing a small piece of elastic to the inside of the jacket, right near the bottom. Use a color of elastic that comes close to the color of the jacket lining, and sew it thoroughly across the top and two sides, but leave a space open at the bottom just slightly narrower than the diameter of the coin, so it hangs there, 1/4 of the way out of the elastic, but in need of a little push to fall through the opening. The push could be done under cover of adjusting the jacket, or just simply while the hands are at the sides doing, apparently, nothing.

I don't perform in a jacket, so my idea might be total crap for some reason unforeseen to me, but there it is anyway Smile

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1.If you are not wearing a jacket, why not slide the coin under your belt?
2.I've used as a holder for coins and other things a magnet in the lining of the jacket and a second magnet which freely attaches to the lining. The magnets were very strong rare earth types and the coin or thin object would be held very securely.. When the coin was retrieved, the free magnet would reattach to the other magnet and the cloth in between would prevent significant noise.
Mike Walton
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Thanks all for your methods and ideas.
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Getting back to the original question:

There are a few variables that effect the position of your jacket, and where you will be reaching for the coin. If you use gravity, as in a pendulum, you will be down to one variable, 'which way is down'. If you take a line from your armpit down to a clip, you have the placement problem solved. All that remains is the actual attachment/holder. This is not a new problem and the older books describe many such clips.
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Over here in th UK we have something called a bulldog clip which is a black piece of sprung metal with 2 hinged silver pieces of metal which when pressed force the sprung metal apart. These come in fairly small sizes like around 1/2 inch. Simply attach one of the silver bits to the hem and to release the coin push it against your leg. Hope this helps.
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To save time making the 2 magnet method...you can buy a magnetic money clip. It has 2 strong magnets in leather. Simply pin it to your coat and you have your holder.

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Bob Solari's Silver Delivery System is great for this. He makes one for quarters and one for half dollars. You can deliver from 1 to 10 or 15 quarters and from 1 to 5 or 10 half dollars into your hand VERY SILENTLY. I have one of each and I love them. I use the half dollar one for a kicker ending to the Hopping Half. I believe you can order them from thetrickery.com.
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Pin or solder a safety pin to a butterfly paper clip, wrap the ends with press-on felt and pin where needed. With a little bending these clips can hold anything from a penny to a jumbo coin and cost pennies to make.
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If you have access to Jay Scott Berry's latest lecture "master class" techniques you'll find the EASIEST, no muss,no fuss method and you won't need clips, magnets, or rubber bands. It's worth the effort.
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