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funsway
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I saw an ad for an adjustable circle drawing device and immediately thought of balls.

Everyone know a ring is portal to magic, right -- and a cup is just stack of rings.

Want a bigger ball for the next effect. Just dial the bigger size and drop the small ball through. The larger on drops onto the table.

With a ball under one cup open the ring and place over the cup. As you raise it the circle gets smaller and smaller.

Noe place the ring over an empty cup. Gradually expand the opening until the ring fits over the cup. Voila! The ball has move also.

Photo would not post. Try https://www.amazon.com/Kiuu-Precision-St......59&psc=1
Very visual and attention getting. Just a thought.

You probably can find a better price.
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Could use this with Jerry Andrus Zone Zero perhaps?
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Looks cool Ken! I had no idea such a drawing tool was out there. I'm not sure if it will be too heavy or if the rim is too wide for some moves but I'm thinking maybe a "ring" as in a ring and rope routine. Portal closed...nothing goes through. Portal open...the rope is on the ring.

There's that beautiful coin routine that Giacomo Bertini performed on Fool Us. He used a black circular pad as a kind of black hole. This could be used in something similar?

An alternative to a purse frame perhaps?

Jerry's idea above made me think of a mini Zone Zero were you could us it in combination with a thimble. Stick your finger with the thimble through the small opening and when you show the other side there is the finger but with no thimble.

Don't know if any of these ideas are practical without handling the item but I think it definitely has potential for use in some sort of magical effect:)
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I may get one just to fiddle with. One idea in the middle of the night. Color changing silk.
I never likes the fumbling and hiding of that ring. This could mask that. Red silk on hand and covered with the 'portal'.
reach through and pull out the green one

or, with Portal on palm, open and push through a red silk- close. Open and push through a blue one - close. Open and push through a green one - close.
Now reach through and pull out a rainbow garland.. Show the ring and set aside with empty hand. Then cry, "Oh no, I forgot to close it."
The waving garland slowly turns black.

I am thinking of all the effects suing a thumb tip, Sanada gimmck, Palmo, Die tube, etc., that can be enhanced with this Portal.
Where did I stash my old universal pull? How about C&R? After the knot is tied, pull the entire rope through the Portal and the rope is restored!

Mentalism? Let me look at that envelope though the Eye of Oris! Like the iris of a falcon's eye, I will restrict my searching thoughts to a narrow beam. Ah-ha!
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If only it could be made of wood or aluminum.
Endless possibilities, entire act.
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I did some research. Do not buy these form the speonsored ads in FaceBooks, etc. It is easy to buy the wrong things and the disguised price at about $40.
AMazon has htis from several suppliers, all Chinese from the misspellings in the descriptions. Most are about $25 - but one is $12.95. I Ordered one and will see,

NOTE, the back side is not like the front. It has two slots where the Screw heads run. It appears like there is dial to enlarge the iris, but methinks the screw heads have to be on the table.
Could be problem for ring on rope or visual impact, but does mean the iris can be mysteriously/secretly moved from behind.
I don't think actions should be considered with the iris closed except for demonstration, i.e. it is not locked into position and the leaves may be fragile.
I will know in week or so, delivery from China being faster than a letter from across town.
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Well, if you have to screw it down, it's not very practical for drawing.
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On Oct 9, 2020, Jerry wrote:
Well, if you have to screw it down, it's not very practical for drawing.


That is not what I meant. The leaves of the iris are held by two screws/bolts that ride in curved slots. The heads of these screws contact the table or hand.

The iris opens and closes by moving the posts/screws/pegs, or by holding them still and turning the ring.

I am just going by the photos. I'll update when I get one.
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Received this today and it will work fine in many applications. It can be used for ring on rope.

As a portal it does not close down completely - leaving a quarter sized opening. May or may not be problem depending on premise and framing.

It s best use, methinks, is that will seem magical to many and can focus interest as you move to more astonishing things.

Even for Mentalism, this could "narrow the thought beam" or such.
"the more one pretends at magic, the more awe and wonder will be found in real life." Arnold Furst

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