Well Oiled Reset

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Well Oiled Reset

Postby David Thomas » August 10th, 2008, 5:21 pm

I recently learned Well Oiled reset from classic magic of LJ and I love the handling of the routine and it's cleanness. But, there's a problem in the routine where you have to elsmley count like 8 cards cards which I've had a bit of trouble with. But then a friend (Magician Mike Robinson) told me that he came up with a better handling of the effect and it's just as clean. Also, setup is easier to remember. For those of you who are interested here is a link:
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Re: Well Oiled Reset

Postby Richard Kaufman » August 10th, 2008, 5:40 pm

"Well Oiled Reset" is incorrectly described in Classic Magic. A correct description will appear in Mr. Jennings Takes It Easy.
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Re: Well Oiled Reset

Postby David Thomas » August 10th, 2008, 5:41 pm

OK I'm buying your book just for the correct description. When will it be on the market?

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Re: Well Oiled Reset

Postby Richard Kaufman » August 10th, 2008, 6:36 pm

2009, but it will be worth the wait: 600 pages.
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Re: Well Oiled Reset

Postby David Thomas » August 11th, 2008, 6:16 pm

Richard can you post a correct description of well oiled reset that will be in your new book like you did with simple thought card to pocket?

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Re: Well Oiled Reset

Postby Richard Kaufman » August 11th, 2008, 7:37 pm

No, sorry, it's too long and has needs lots of photos.
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Re: Well Oiled Reset

Postby David Thomas » August 11th, 2008, 9:09 pm

Dang it.

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Re: Well Oiled Reset

Postby Jonathan Townsend » August 11th, 2008, 9:20 pm

YouTube?
Mundus vult decipi -per Caleb Carr's story Killing Time

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Re: Well Oiled Reset

Postby DrDanny » August 11th, 2008, 9:33 pm

2009... drat. That's the worst piece of news I've heard today.

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Re: Well Oiled Reset

Postby Richard Kaufman » August 11th, 2008, 10:32 pm

You only have one chance to get all this stuff right, and it's better to take the time. There's nothing worse than trying to follow a written description and discovering it's screwed up. I've made this mistake myself in the past and try not to repeat it in the future!
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Re: Well Oiled Reset

Postby David Thomas » August 11th, 2008, 11:39 pm

Jonathan Townsend wrote:YouTube?


Not Sure what you're talking about Jonathan.

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Re: Well Oiled Reset

Postby Geoff Weber » August 12th, 2008, 11:14 am

I wonder whats incorrect? Because I've followed the directions as written, and the trick seems to work fine.

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Re: Well Oiled Reset

Postby David Thomas » August 12th, 2008, 11:41 am

Same Here.

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Re: Well Oiled Reset

Postby Richard Kaufman » August 12th, 2008, 12:16 pm

The trick works, but that doesn't mean the techniques are properly explained. Subtle details that make it much better are missing. Also, just because the trick works, doesn't mean that it was Jennings' best handling of it.
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Re: Well Oiled Reset

Postby AliGeeJay » August 30th, 2009, 6:58 am

Is there any further updates on the release of this please?

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Re: Well Oiled Reset

Postby Richard Kaufman » August 30th, 2009, 10:31 am

No updates of any substance: other projects have taken my time recently. The good news is that I've found someone to take the photos, which is a big weight off my mind. Now I just have to finish the editing.
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