Jonathan Townsend wrote:Sounds like you are adding a silver e[ to the c/s/b gaff.
Pretending to pick up the bottom coin from a spread on the table is not quite as natural as one might expect and the audience does not always follow the implied actions.
That is right. It does not look good. But try this instead:
Hold the three coins in a fan at the fingertips a la 3-fly (top coin is silver [, second coin is brass shell, bottom coin is centavo).
Now pretend to pick the bottom coin (centavo) from the fan. When fingers cover the centavo from the front, let the coin slide into the chinese shell. Pretend to hold centavo with hother hand and vanish.
The fact that the chinese [ has a hole is easily covered with the fingers.
Same thing can be done with the CSB gimmick sliding into the silver [.
The fact that you end up with a nested gimmick that can be more or less show from two sides, is an advantage.
Al Schneider has a beautiful demonstration of the Bobo vanish with the silk on his DVD (the trick with the 3 coins and the cointray).