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Topic: Where do you get spring snakes?
Message: Posted by: 0pus (Mar 31, 2007 10:24PM)
I would like to build some spring snake props (along the lines of David Ginn's suggestions), but I need to find a place to buy spring snakes (or just the compressible springs -- I am likely to cover the springs with my own material). David Ginn used to offer them, but no longer appears to. Can anyone refer me to a source?

0pus
Message: Posted by: TheAmbitiousCard (Mar 31, 2007 11:47PM)
I believe jolly roger sells them.
http://www.comicmagician.com/
Message: Posted by: Andre Hagen (Apr 1, 2007 07:00AM)
I think David Ginn still carries them:

http://ginnmagic.com/Bindex.htm
Message: Posted by: Marvello (Apr 1, 2007 07:04AM)
Daytona Magic:
http://daytonamagic.net/customer/index.cfm?action=detail&ProductId=11442
http://daytonamagic.net/customer/index.cfm?action=detail&ProductId=348
http://daytonamagic.net/customer/index.cfm?action=detail&ProductId=2905
Message: Posted by: Tony James (Apr 1, 2007 08:21AM)
Why don't you make your own?

Simple enough.

Then you'll have the length you require and the diameter AND you can tailor make the ends to be round, comical pointed or flat.

Further more you can select the fabric.

Really, they're not difficult to make and a suite - ie with a connective family style whilst retaining individuality - is a professional hallmark.
Message: Posted by: Marvello (Apr 1, 2007 08:48AM)
Tony, where can you get the right type of springs? I have looked around and can't find them. I found a tutorial that says how to wind your own springs, but it looked pretty dangerous and not worth the trouble.
Message: Posted by: 0pus (Apr 1, 2007 09:04AM)
Yes, Tony. Where do you get the right springs?

Since I will likely be covering them myself, it would be great if I couls buy just the springs.

0pus
Message: Posted by: Neznarf (Apr 1, 2007 12:46PM)
http://www.thomasnet.com/

You can find almost anything on this site.
Message: Posted by: Marvello (Apr 1, 2007 12:59PM)
[quote]
On 2007-04-01 13:46, Neznarf wrote:
http://www.thomasnet.com/

You can find almost anything on this site.
[/quote]Yes, thomasnet.com is a great resource - but that is just a listing service for many industrial sites. Which of those sites sell the proper type of spring, without having to buy a pallet or truckload?
Message: Posted by: rossmacrae (Apr 1, 2007 09:37PM)
Any tall grass may harbor a few - but work quickly, they only come out in the spring.
Message: Posted by: macmagic (Apr 1, 2007 10:11PM)
I have a ton of them and am willing to part with them email me at mcadamsmagic@msn.com and we can work out the details!
Message: Posted by: magicgeorge (Apr 3, 2007 11:49AM)
[quote]
On 2007-04-01 22:37, rossmacrae wrote:
Any tall grass may harbor a few - but work quickly, they only come out in the spring.
[/quote]

It's the right season here but I've had no luck in the tall grass. It's as if someone has driven them all out of the country (well it's too far too slither).

The first one from daytona looked great.

George
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Apr 3, 2007 05:00PM)
You can make your own springs from piano wire. You need to find a source of fairly long pieces, though. Wind the springs around a dowel or closet pole. Be careful and wear eye protection.
Message: Posted by: Danny Hustle (Apr 3, 2007 05:18PM)
[quote]
On 2007-04-03 12:49, magicgeorge wrote:

It's the right season here but I've had no luck in the tall grass. It's as if someone has driven them all out of the country (well it's too far too slither).

The first one from daytona looked great.

George


[/quote]

Ahhh yes, old St. Paddy what a kill joy! :)

Best,

Dan-
Message: Posted by: chris mcbrien (Apr 3, 2007 06:09PM)
That was great, George! I heard if you use spring snakes in Ireland you have to live at the Guinness factory the rest of your days...is this true?
:)
Message: Posted by: jkvand (Apr 3, 2007 06:22PM)
BJ Hickman sells a nice one in a can of Ovaltine. Decent size, and made of cloth, not the cheap plastic ones.
Message: Posted by: Marvello (Apr 3, 2007 06:24PM)
[quote]
On 2007-04-03 18:00, Bill Palmer wrote:
You can make your own springs from piano wire. You need to find a source of fairly long pieces, though. Wind the springs around a dowel or closet pole. Be careful and wear eye protection.
[/quote]This can be pretty dangerous, so if you decide to undertake this project read this first:

http://home.earthlink.net/~bazillion/design.html

(note: there are also good sources for springs listed in the "links" section if you decide to skip doing it yourself)
Message: Posted by: Danny Hustle (Apr 4, 2007 12:16AM)
You could also score some cheap plastic covered ones, ditch the plastic and sew up some cloth covers.

Having made springs in a former life I would say this would probably be the cheaper, easier, and less heartbreaking, way to go. YMMV

Best,

Dan-
Message: Posted by: stempleton (Oct 4, 2016 05:49PM)
Let's dig this up again, because I've recently acquired a Goofus Plant. It came with what looks like original Supreme Magic instructions, which describe 5 spring snakes, but this only came with two. I would really like to use 5 smaller (about 12 inch) spring snakes, preferably with different colors. But all these posts are old and/or have expired links. Derek Rutt is gone, Jolly Roger seems to have only his books listed on his products page, and nothing on Ginn's website as well. Who sells good quality cloth spring snakes? I'd prefer to have them already made, as I don't have the time or talent to do it myself.
Message: Posted by: cafecheckers (Oct 4, 2016 05:55PM)
Here are the snakes I have used. http://www.icklepicklemagic.com/store/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=245
Not sure how they match up with your specific needs.
Message: Posted by: stempleton (Oct 4, 2016 06:00PM)
[quote]On Oct 4, 2016, Cafécheckers wrote:
Here are the snakes I have used. http://www.icklepicklemagic.com/store/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=245
Not sure how they match up with your specific needs. [/quote]

Thanks...I have seen this can, but did not know the quality of the snakes. Might be a little large, but might work. How large are they? I appreciate your sharing this with me!
Message: Posted by: hugmagic (Oct 10, 2016 06:07PM)
I have wound springs for years. It is more than just wind piano wire around a dowel rod. What diameter and length are you looking for in the snakes? And what colors? I would have to find the right fabric but I could probably make them.

Richard
Message: Posted by: helder (Oct 16, 2016 04:47PM)
Does anyone know where I can find them in Europe?

Thanks

Helder
Message: Posted by: Quentin (Oct 17, 2016 06:29AM)
[quote]On Oct 16, 2016, helder wrote:
Does anyone know where I can find them in Europe?

Thanks

Helder [/quote]

Contact James at https://www.magicworld.co.uk
The website says they are sold out but I think he has a few that are nearly made up and it might spur him on to get them finished. He has a few sizes including six foot and twelve foot. They are excellent quality and should also for years.
Tell him I sent you.

https://youtu.be/Vbot4t9PgMo
Message: Posted by: magicant (Oct 17, 2016 01:44PM)
[quote]On Mar 31, 2007, 0pus wrote:
I would like to build some spring snake props (along the lines of David Ginn's suggestions), but I need to find a place to buy spring snakes (or just the compressible springs -- I am likely to cover the springs with my own material). David Ginn used to offer them, but no longer appears to. Can anyone refer me to a source?

0pus [/quote]

Hi Opus..

We manufactured a load of Spring Snakes a couple of years back as part of the David De-Val Range however I have decided not to remake but I do have roughly between 35-50 springs in each size of 3foot, 6foot and 12 foot professionally manufactured from a spring company
just for this exact purpose!

See: http://www.murphysmagic.com/Search.aspx?q=springy+snakes&cm=dbfecbe2f5
There are only 5 left of the 3 and 6 foot and the 12 is sold out.

There is no way I'm afraid we are going to remake these as we have sold the industrial sewing machine and my original sewer has vanished so should you require any of the springs please do get in touch or pm me for my details.

Many thanks
Anthony
www.magicworld.co.uk
Message: Posted by: Jolly Roger (Feb 24, 2019 11:44PM)
I have a new supply of spring snakes available. These are simply the best. 54 inches long, and made of parachute material. Send me a pm. JR
Message: Posted by: The Mighty Fool (Mar 14, 2019 02:01AM)
I just got some of Jolly Roger's spring snakes and they are AWESOME!! Lovely sleek material that wont catch on anything----I loaded 6 of them at once into a pringles can, and they fly out smooth as silk every time.
Message: Posted by: Jolly Roger (Mar 17, 2019 12:35AM)
[quote]On Mar 14, 2019, The Mighty Fool wrote:
I just got some of Jolly Roger's spring snakes and they are AWESOME!! Lovely sleek material that wont catch on anything----I loaded 6 of them at once into a pringles can, and they fly out smooth as silk every time. [/quote]

Glad that you liked them my friend. I do not have that many of these snakes left. If you would like some, send me a pm. There are none better out there. As I say, they are made from parachute material. Also, I get many requests for my Ridiculous Ravioli, but I am sad to inform you that I am no longer making this. However, if you would like the covers for the cans, I have these available separately if interested. JR
Message: Posted by: Amazing Magic Co (Mar 28, 2019 05:28PM)
I just received a few that I ordered directly from Roger. Length and quality are excellent and the customer service was very prompt. This was very helpful for me as I did not want to order a gross of nut cans only to end up with marginal spring snakes along with a 144 empty cans. Thanks Roger.

Dan.
Message: Posted by: Jolly Roger (Apr 2, 2019 11:44PM)
[quote]On Mar 28, 2019, Amazing Magic Co wrote:
I just received a few that I ordered directly from Roger. Length and quality are excellent and the customer service was very prompt. This was very helpful for me as I did not want to order a gross of nut cans only to end up with marginal spring snakes along with a 144 empty cans. Thanks Roger.

Dan. [/quote]

Thank you Dan. I am now down to the last few. JR