One of the fun things about acquiring collections of magic, is that you don’t always know what you have. Sometimes you’ll find parts and have to figure out what goes with what.
In a recent box of magic I found a tube with two end caps (and a gimmick). To me it was obvious what it was supposed to do, however I didn’t know what it was. After some research I found out it was a Gilbertino Master Silk Tube!
I still didn’t have any instructions, but the description of the effect I found online confirmed how I thought it worked. Here’s a quick demo of the first trick I thought of for it when I found it in the box:
I have a lot more ideas for it, but unfortunately it’s really not a trick for my show, so I sold it. It’s a great trick for someone show!
The last couple of weeks I’ve not had much work as far as show go. This is a good thing, as I do hundreds of shows a year, it’s nice to have some down time. One thing I’ve been doing with my free time is that I’m giving my props some repairs and updates. One … Continue reading “Clean Up Your Act…”
The last couple of weeks I’ve not had much work as far as show go. This is a good thing, as I do hundreds of shows a year, it’s nice to have some down time. One thing I’ve been doing with my free time is that I’m giving my props some repairs and updates.
One of the things that I noticed was how dirty my handkerchiefs get. I use a yellow one in the show and it was filthy. It tried washing it, and that barely made a difference. I then went to my back up and it was dirty! A quick trip to the magic shop to pick up a couple yellow silk handkerchiefs and that really cleaned up the look of the show!
Take a look at your props, what’s dirty? What can you replace, or touch up? These things slowly wear down, and you don’t notice it until things get pretty gross.