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In my local club everybody has started carrying their close-up and some parlor size magic in cases that were bought at Lowe’s.

I have bought 3 for myself and have ended up selling 2 of them.

They are made as tool boxes. Constructed of shiny aluminum and inside have perforated foam so you can custom fit it to your magic. They are lockable and are carried like a brief-case when closed.

You can put a close-up pad in top of the case and when ready to perform pull it out, close the case and lay the pad right on top of the closed case and perform.

The case lid has a removable foam piece that when the case is closed will press firmly against your magic to keep it from moving around.

Check it out at Lowes

$25 for a good case. Smile
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Thanks for the information Von, I'll have to check it out. Yea, like I need another case!

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Excellent Von!


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We all need more cases Smile
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The current price on this case is $20, maybe for Christmas only. Its made by Task Force. Smile
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Hmmmm I like that better then my Kmart close up case Smile

Pulling out credit card, time to head to Lowes! Smile Smile
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Hey Von!

I went ahead and got the case at Lowes tonight!

I love it! Holds the props in place, looks nice and above all holds a lot of my stuff!

Thanks for the great tip!

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grrr wish we had lowes in GB
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Went to B&Q yesterday and bought one of their aluminium tool cases for just over £10. No foam insert but sections you can move around. I'll need to add more and possibly some foam as well. They come in two sizes.

Maybe worth checking out.


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I am also guilty of owning a couple of these types of inexpensive cases, I found mine at Walmart for $30.00 cdn. Well made and highly recomended for anything you want to carry too be well organized and protected.


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Hi. If you go to you will see an advert for a close-up case that I like and use. It starts as a case and unfolds to create a little table. It is about £100.

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Can you be a bit more specific with that link? I went there and couldn't find any ads for cases or tables...
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This is a great tip!
I thank you very much for this info. i made a trip and picked one up, checked it out at home, and am now heading back to pick up another 6 or 7!

Thanks again!
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You guys are so lucky...ever tried fitting juggling props into a case like that?! I have a flight case that used to house a guitar amplifier. Looks well cool Smile


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I use a leather doctor's bag. I got it from Hank Lee's.I ordered it along with the Magic Box by Arlen.They said both were in stock. I got the doctor's bag in a few day's.I waited a month for the Magic Box.In otherwords they lied about having the Magic Box in stock. Smile Smile
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For those of us living in England Dixons sells a small aluminum camera case for 8.95 which is excellent to carry your close up stuff around in.
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For anyone interested in the Lowes cases - I have 3 (one about 3 years old, two new). The OLD ones (square corners) are slightly bigger and will hold my large close-up pad in the lid without wrinkling. I was somewhat disappointed that the new cases (rounded corners and a tad shallower) wouldn't take my closeup pad without putting a curl in the edges. On the up side, the cases sell (on the East Coast) for about 17 bucks. But now I have one "oddball" case.
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I love mine. I have three sizes.

I use the small one for almost every day use. It holds:
a close-up pad
6 decks of cards
two packets
2 rolls of silver dollars
4-2" sponge balls
two additional coin purses
3 jumbo coins
cups & balls
4 final loads
peanut can
rubber band ball
3 spoons
4 super sharpies
a knife
a empty bag
two silks
/2 jumbo paper clips
2-2" die
4-1/2" die
250 business cards

Then my small black box I only let special people look inside. It is where I keep MY stuff. Now think is it possible to fit all this stuff in a small close up case? Smile
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I just ordered the smaller closeup case from magicsmith about Three weeks ago then found out its back ordered for who knows when.

Does "we stock what we sell" mean anything?

I hate waiting for packages more than anything else in the world.
Its not the bigger MAK one, its the smaller one for $35
Anyways does anyone else have this case?
Is it any good?
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I bought one of those regular breifcases made for paper and other things for business men at a yard sale for $5 and then went and bought a drawer organizer that i put into the briefcase and it works sooooo well for only a total of ten dollars!!!

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