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Jim Riser
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Three ideas for magic use

Postby Jim Riser » April 30th, 2014, 4:48 am

While on an exploratory outing, I ran across three items which could be used in magic by a creative individual.

The first are beer glasses with sealed in "beer". The interior of the glasses could hold dry production items. These really look like mugs and pilsners of beer.

http://jamesriser.com/Magic/Ideas/beerglasses.jpg

The second item is miniature light bulb strings with battery packs. Become the next Marvin Roy!

http://jamesriser.com/Magic/Ideas/minibulbs.jpg

The third is a sticky pad. This thing is sticky! It could be stuck under a table, chair, etc. A boxed deck of cards could be switched. Coins, cards, dice could be held out, etc. It could be pinned inside your jacket. When it gets loaded with lint, it can be washed and is as sticky as before.

http://jamesriser.com/Magic/Ideas/stickypad.jpg

All three of these have potential for the right person.

Jim

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Re: Three ideas for magic use

Postby Kent Gunn » April 30th, 2014, 6:50 am

I pick number three.

Currently on the hunt for something like this.

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Re: Three ideas for magic use

Postby brody » April 30th, 2014, 9:49 am

I think the glasses are cute also. I could see stuffing them (filled with silks, etc) into a square circle, etc. Half way through the production, stop...produce the beer glass...take a sip...say "Boy, this is hard work"..and then continue.

Course, I don't do square circles, etc. But I still think they're cute.

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Re: Three ideas for magic use

Postby Pete McCabe » April 30th, 2014, 10:53 am

Jim,

I've seen "sticky pads" like that. But my impression was that they are made to keep things from sliding off of them. Are they sticky enough to hold something upside down?

In other words, could I buy one, cut two pieces out of it, and glue them together sticky sides out, and have something that I could stick to the underside of a table and stick something—say a half dollar—to it?

I could definitely use that.

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Re: Three ideas for magic use

Postby Tom Moore » April 30th, 2014, 11:35 am

The "sticky" pads are better described as friction pads - the stop things sliding around on your dashboard, they hold quite well up to 45 degrees but beyond that angle gravity wins.
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Re: Three ideas for magic use

Postby Ian Kendall » April 30th, 2014, 11:37 am

If you want a sticky holdout solution, Mark Leveridge has a product called the Vanisher which works quite well.

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Re: Three ideas for magic use

Postby Jim Riser » April 30th, 2014, 11:57 am

Pete McCabe wrote:Jim,

I've seen "sticky pads" like that. But my impression was that they are made to keep things from sliding off of them. Are they sticky enough to hold something upside down?

In other words, could I buy one, cut two pieces out of it, and glue them together sticky sides out, and have something that I could stick to the underside of a table and stick something—say a half dollar—to it?

I could definitely use that.


Pete;
The sticky pads shown are sticky both sides. They are STICKY not just the older style of friction pad. Circles could be cut, the disc dropped into any glass to turn it into a chop cup. These things have potential!

The sticky on these is like those sticky rollers sold on TV.

To answer your question ... yes on the use but with only one thickness.
Jim

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Re: Three ideas for magic use

Postby Jim Riser » April 30th, 2014, 12:15 pm

Kent Gunn wrote:I pick number three.

Currently on the hunt for something like this.


Kent;
Try a small piece of this on your holdout for coins or dice etc.
Jim

BTW - I found this at a stationery store.

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Re: Three ideas for magic use

Postby Jim Riser » April 30th, 2014, 1:39 pm

Tom Moore wrote:The "sticky" pads are better described as friction pads - the stop things sliding around on your dashboard, they hold quite well up to 45 degrees but beyond that angle gravity wins.


Tom;
This NOT a mere friction pad as you suggest. This thing is STICKY!

Here are a couple pictures just for our own "Doubting Thomas" (FYI - that is a Biblical reference):

http://jamesriser.com/Magic/Sticky/Sticky6392.jpg
http://jamesriser.com/Magic/Sticky/Sticky6393.jpg

The pad very easily holds my cell phone to the side of our refrigerator. I like to never got the deck off of the pad. A postage stamp sized piece of this pad could easily hold a boxed deck to the underside of the table.

A 1/4" square pad could easily hold a large coin.

Consider the possibility of penetrations through a table top previously "doctored up".

Tom, gravity loses with this pad.
Jim

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Re: Three ideas for magic use

Postby Spellbinder » April 30th, 2014, 10:55 pm

Jim:
Good heads up on these items. I've used battery operated Christmas LEDS before : http://magicnook.com/WizJ19/wizj19-03Ch ... mMouth.htm but these look more compact.
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Re: Three ideas for magic use

Postby Don Hendrix » May 1st, 2014, 12:03 am

Jim,
I assume you found the sticky pads in Tucson. Can you say where? Thanks.

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Re: Three ideas for magic use

Postby Jim Riser » May 1st, 2014, 12:13 am

Don,
PM sent. You will like this stuff.
Jim


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