Like Michael, I too enjoyed an evening at Scotty's house, thanks to Bill Wells. When he told me "Let's go see Scotty" I figured he meant go to where he worked, not his living room! After dinner, we spent the rest of the evening at his house as he brought out nearly every effect in his repertoire, and then visited his basement workshop where props present and future were in various states of assembly.
It was Scotty who believed in my meager offering of a card trick to take it and turn it into something. I never saw any commission from it, but I didn't care. That evening was payment enough.
"I still play with a full deck, I just shuffle slower"