When I’m on the road, I try to find projects to work on. Things that free up my time when I’m back home. A couple of weeks ago while I was on the road I was working on making my Evaporation Trick.
I found 60 of the the bottles at a store:
In my hotel room I did all of the bottle prep:
When I’m home I’ll put the gimmicks into the bottles and they’ll be ready to ship out to Murphy’s Magic Supply, then to magic dealers around the world!
Doing the bottle prep saves me a lot of time when I’m home, time I could be spending with my family. Look for ways you can use your time on the road wisely, like working on promo or whatever to free up your time when you’re home.
Today I’m working on a prop that I love, but is a pain to build. I build a new one every now and then as it can take a beating on the road. What I don’t like about building a new one is that for part of it I take something and alter it to … Continue reading “Change It Up!!!”
Today I’m working on a prop that I love, but is a pain to build. I build a new one every now and then as it can take a beating on the road. What I don’t like about building a new one is that for part of it I take something and alter it to do what I want it to do.
It’s a pain to take apart something that’s not designed to be taken apart. Then it hit me, why not just 3d print the part? I’m amazed at the results, I get a better functioning trick because the part is designed to do what I want it to do, not altered to do what I want it to do.
A nice side effect is that the trick looks better because I’m making the part the size I want it to be, not what it is on the shelf.
I guess what I’m saying, is every now and then you need to look at your props and instead of maintaining them how you always have, you need think about how you can make them better!