I'm going nuts about nuts...

Discuss your favorite close-up tricks and methods.
Jim Riser
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Re: I'm going nuts about nuts...

Postby Jim Riser » December 11th, 2003, 9:11 pm

Curtis;
Actually, different types of glass have different indexes of refraction. This is what makes an achromatic lens work. (Posted for your inner geek :) ) This property is also useful in all types of laser work, fiber optics, etc. - among other cool things. I'm surprised that our resident engineer Bill did not point this out!
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Re: I'm going nuts about nuts...

Postby Bill Mullins » December 12th, 2003, 4:22 pm

Originally posted by Curtis Kam:
I recall Sam Dalal reporting in an old Swami that olive oil has the same refractive index as glass.
Material Index of Refraction n
Olive Oil 1.469
gelatin 1.516 - 1.34


Crown Glass 1.517
Flint Glass 1.57 - 1.89
Fused Quartz 1.45
Pyrex 1.475

n varies with temperature, color, purity, additives, etc.

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Re: I'm going nuts about nuts...

Postby Jonathan Townsend » December 12th, 2003, 5:54 pm

Just spent some time discussing the glass issue with an engineer. The cut and acid burn options are open. Is there any SERIOUS interest in EXPENSIVE tableware?
Mundus vult decipi -per Caleb Carr's story Killing Time

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Re: I'm going nuts about nuts...

Postby Guest » December 13th, 2003, 7:36 pm

Hey Jim,

Thanks for the air-brushing idea. I don't know how confident I am about painting the gimmick myself. I'm going to wait and see if I have any future problems with it - I'm expecting (hoping?)that I won't.

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Re: I'm going nuts about nuts...

Postby Guest » December 14th, 2003, 6:27 am

Just nail polished the rim. It works fantastic. The glass is so much better now. I really think it's the 1000 dollar tip on this forum for me. Thanks.

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Re: I'm going nuts about nuts...

Postby Dan LeFay » December 15th, 2003, 2:37 am

I agree, the same with the superglue!
I'll be honest. If I'd known and tried this before I wouldn't have taken the effort to have a new glass blown...It's that good.

Brian, how can one obtain an extra nut from you? It is offered on the video, but not mentioned on your website.

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Re: I'm going nuts about nuts...

Postby Bill Mullins » December 21st, 2003, 1:54 pm

Originally posted by TwoLifter:
I can tell you that it is encoded in DVD-R the most common format for DVDs in the world. DVD-R it is one of 7 or more formats there is no way for me to determine if it would play on your player
The website http://www.dvdrhelp.com/ has a lot of information about compatibility of players with different DVD formats.

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Re: I'm going nuts about nuts...

Postby Jonathan Townsend » December 24th, 2003, 9:51 pm

Just a quick note: saw a commercial for a product called LENSE cleaner on TV that looks just right to fill in the scratches and leave a glass looking less 'prepared'

As seen on TV?
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Re: I'm going nuts about nuts...

Postby Rudy S. » January 5th, 2020, 9:38 am

Hello...resurrecting a thread with a video of me performing the Walnut trick. I learned the trick from Joe Berg back in the late 60’s then studied Dai Vernon, Harry Riser and Mariano Gonis versions and soon developed my own.

https://youtu.be/79hVuO_xkNQ

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Re: I'm going nuts about nuts...

Postby Bill Malone » January 5th, 2020, 10:28 am

I enjoyed watching this. Thank you.

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Re: I'm going nuts about nuts...

Postby Tom Gilbert » January 5th, 2020, 9:27 pm

Well done.

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Re: I'm going nuts about nuts...

Postby Rudy S. » January 12th, 2020, 5:39 pm

Bill Malone wrote:I enjoyed watching this. Thank you.


Thanks!

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Re: I'm going nuts about nuts...

Postby Rudy S. » January 12th, 2020, 5:39 pm

Tom Gilbert wrote:Well done.


Thank you!

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Re: I'm going nuts about nuts...

Postby Jonathan Townsend » January 14th, 2020, 6:34 pm

Thanks for reminding folks of that fun item, Rudy.

Glass does not like to be dropped. And it's less forgiving than coins. If you're looking to use that kind of prop remember that carrying glass gets interesting when also around hard tile floors. Wood floors are bad enough - but tile. :(

Folks might want to ask Lonnie Chevrie about using that item with coins too. :) He does one off the table that's startling.
Mundus vult decipi -per Caleb Carr's story Killing Time


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