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scottds80
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I have heard somewhere before that PVC piping is a popular material to make illusions from on the cheap. Do any of you do this? What have you made and how successful has it been for you?
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Check out http://www.magicnook.com for some bountiful resources on this topic! Spellbinder is a member here, and has a lot of ideas with PVC pipe.
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The Magicnook is really a good site, I haven't order from him yet but plan on doing so soon. I have a backdrop that is made from pvc 1" pipe that is very is to setup and tear down, my post have a set screw at the top and a 3\4" pipe that slide to the ceiling with a rubber ball on top painted gold, it's easy on the ceilings that way, the bottom set in a large coffee can (the new plastic type) filled with concrete. Owln_1
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The Magicnook is really a good site, I haven't order from him yet but plan on doing so soon. I have a backdrop that is made from pvc 1" pipe that is very is to setup and tear down, my post have a set screw at the top and a 3\4" pipe that slide to the ceiling with a rubber ball on top painted gold, it's easy on the ceilings that way, the bottom set in a large coffee can (the new plastic type) filled with concrete. Owln_1
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On 2008-01-13 10:59, owln_1 wrote:
The Magicnook is really a good site, I haven't order from him yet but plan on doing so soon. I have a backdrop that is made from pvc 1" pipe that is very is to setup and tear down, my post have a set screw at the top and a 3\4" pipe that slide to the ceiling with a rubber ball on top painted gold, it's easy on the ceilings that way, the bottom set in a large coffee can (the new plastic type) filled with concrete. Owln_1


A friend of mine made a backdrop frame with PVC pipe, too. For feet/stands he used heavy duty sheet music holders. He just took off the top part and the PVC plugged straight onto the telescopic poles. It worked really well. Since he salvaged them from a dumpster, the cost was reasonable. Smile
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Jim Gerrish makes his entire backdrop from the PVC pipes, including the feet, so that the whole thing comes apart and transports in a gym bag. He uses the same principles to build an entire stage set that he has used inside gymnasiums that have no stage or cover, and his design includes a "dressing room" at the rear of the stage. When he sets up outdoors, he weighs the bottoms down with cinder blocks, or if it's not very windy, uses the same kind of rigging you would use for any tent. It's in PVC Pipe Illusion Book 1.
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Darwin inexpensive illusion dvd,mayne has also pvc stuff.
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By the way gents anyone has a fix on the razor edge of mayne's pvc?? Plans that is.
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