Chink a Chink instructions

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Chink a Chink instructions

Postby darticus » February 21st, 2009, 5:23 pm

Is there a site where I can get instructions on how to go about doing this? Thanks Ron

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Re: Chink a Chink instructions

Postby Jonathan Townsend » February 21st, 2009, 5:31 pm

There's a book called Sleight of Hand by E. Sachs - and another book called The Stars of Magic recently republished by Meir Yedid which teach that item and much more you'd likely enjoy learning.

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Re: Chink a Chink instructions

Postby darticus » February 22nd, 2009, 4:49 pm

Does chink a chinks use 4 or 5 objects? Ron

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Re: Chink a Chink instructions

Postby Jonathan Townsend » February 22nd, 2009, 5:08 pm

Four, any more are imaginary... he says stirring his coffee to dissolve any evidence ;)

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Re: Chink a Chink instructions

Postby flynn » February 23rd, 2009, 4:16 am

I thought it was eight? :grin:

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Re: Chink a Chink instructions

Postby Jim Riser » February 25th, 2009, 11:22 am

I'm not sure how many items it takes. I've got a couple dozen engraved brass chink-a-chink weights in my workshop right now. Is that too many or should I order more brass?
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Re: Chink a Chink instructions

Postby Dave V » February 25th, 2009, 11:30 am

Although I see the "four or five" to be a trick question, a square display of four is fine. I've been following your progress on Whit's site. Can't wait to get my hands on a set.

It's not perfect by any means, but here is a clip I made to show Chris Reeseman's set he made for Whit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FP30yGThU0
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Re: Chink a Chink instructions

Postby Harry Lorayne » February 25th, 2009, 12:00 pm

Of course, you don't want to check David Roth's Chink A Chink in the first bound volume of APOCALYPSE - the very first original issue; January 1978.

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Re: Chink a Chink instructions

Postby Richard Kaufman » February 25th, 2009, 1:43 pm

They don't seem to be discussing doing the trick with coins,
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Re: Chink a Chink instructions

Postby Harry Lorayne » February 25th, 2009, 3:21 pm

Oh.

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Re: Chink a Chink instructions

Postby Dave V » February 25th, 2009, 5:02 pm

Don't worry,it happens to all of us. I hear there's a memory course out there somewhere that might help. I forget who wrote it though...
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Re: Chink a Chink instructions

Postby Harry Lorayne » February 25th, 2009, 6:23 pm

Ah, good, another load of wit!

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Re: Chink a Chink instructions

Postby Dave V » February 25th, 2009, 6:33 pm

Sorry, I just couldn't pass it up.
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Re: Chink a Chink instructions

Postby Richard Kaufman » February 25th, 2009, 11:35 pm

Do you have any idea how many thousands (tens of thousands?) of times Harry has heard jokes like that? You can't imagine. I've heard people say it to him at least 100 times.
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Re: Chink a Chink instructions

Postby Dave V » February 26th, 2009, 12:45 am

Yeah, well it was my first. You always remember your first time.
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Re: Chink a Chink instructions

Postby Scott Jenkins » March 4th, 2009, 10:11 pm

Jim Riser wrote:I'm not sure how many items it takes. I've got a couple dozen engraved brass chink-a-chink weights in my workshop right now. Is that too many or should I order more brass?
Jim

Order more. Lots more. Really. :)

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Re: Chink a Chink instructions

Postby Jonathan Townsend » March 5th, 2009, 12:24 pm

Folks might want to remember that the Roth handling works with sugar cubes on the table as well as bottlecaps. Not sure what the entertainment cost/benefit is to carrying around four weights for just that one trick - but to each their own.
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Re: Chink a Chink instructions

Postby Dave V » March 5th, 2009, 6:21 pm

It's all a "character" thing. For Whit and others like myself in the "Scoundrels" group, we're always on the lookout for authentic looking props that could have been used in the old west for things like assaying gold. With the proper presentation these should do extremely well.
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Re: Chink a Chink instructions

Postby Jim Riser » March 30th, 2009, 1:04 pm

Here's Ed Parrish's routine for the new style of brass weights Chink-a-Chink that we were discussing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hC6Omtt2jIY

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Re: Chink a Chink instructions

Postby Fortasse » July 24th, 2009, 9:28 pm

When will the Riser chink-a-chink set be ready for sale? Really looking forward to buying a set.

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Re: Chink a Chink instructions

Postby Jonathan Townsend » July 24th, 2009, 10:13 pm

Fortasse wrote:When will the Riser chink-a-chink set be ready for sale? Really looking forward to buying a set.

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Probably do better to ask Jim Riser directly.

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Re: Chink a Chink instructions

Postby Jim Riser » July 27th, 2009, 3:57 pm

Jonathan Townsend wrote:
Fortasse wrote:When will the Riser chink-a-chink set be ready for sale? Really looking forward to buying a set.

Fortasse


Probably do better to ask Jim Riser directly.


Why ask the guy making them when you could ask the question on a forum - of people who really do not know? This is puzzling. This sort of thing goes on all of the time. Why?
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Re: Chink a Chink instructions

Postby Brian Marks » August 6th, 2009, 10:38 pm

Richard Kaufman wrote:Do you have any idea how many thousands (tens of thousands?) of times Harry has heard jokes like that? You can't imagine. I've heard people say it to him at least 100 times.
I forgot how many times Harry heard that joke.

David Roth doesn't call it chink a chink anymore.. He calls it Chinese Ring Assembly.

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Re: Chink a Chink instructions

Postby Richard Kaufman » August 6th, 2009, 11:43 pm

"Chinese Ring Assembly"? Is he using rings instead of coins?
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Re: Chink a Chink instructions

Postby Dave V » August 7th, 2009, 1:38 am

Jim Riser wrote: Why ask the guy making them when you could ask the question on a forum - of people who really do not know? This is puzzling. This sort of thing goes on all of the time. Why?
Jim

I wish I had the answer to that. I've been patient, thinking it was just about to be released but now I have to ask.

Jim,
When are these coming out? Or is question better directed to Whit and Co.?
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Re: Chink a Chink instructions

Postby Jim Riser » August 7th, 2009, 8:18 pm

Dave;
Since you asked the maker directly ...

As you know, I have been ready and waiting to produce these since mid-February. The hold up has been at Whit's end. We wanted a better set of instructions in DVD form than came with the original design. Whit has videoed his new routine with them and was to receive some outside video to include. Aapparently it was sent to the wrong address twice by the maker. Waiting for this has caused a big delay. I've been on the road for a son's wedding and to visit other son for the past 3 months - so have not pressed the matter.

Anyway, I am shipping the first 10 sets to Whit at School for Scoundrels by September 1st. The only change in design from those shown on my web site is that the weights will be engraved with "2 oz." rather than "50 gm." (at Whit's request). How long it will take him to get his web site shopping cart set up is up to him. Please do not bother him. He will post them on his web site when ready.

They should hit the market by mid-September.
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Re: Chink a Chink instructions

Postby Jim Riser » August 23rd, 2009, 10:10 pm

OK, guys...
production on the first order for S4S has begun.

http://jamesriser.com/Magic/ChinkAChink0434.jpg
http://jamesriser.com/Magic/ChinkAChink0433.jpg

it will not be long.
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Re: Chink a Chink instructions

Postby Dave V » August 23rd, 2009, 11:03 pm

Gorgeous!
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