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Topic: Where do you get your silk in egg gimmick?
Message: Posted by: jiayi (Oct 31, 2015 10:34PM)
I have been doing silk in egg for a while. Love the trick! However, the egg gimmick I have had all really small and the color is always off, can someone recommend a good place to get a decent egg gimmick?
Message: Posted by: TrickyRicky (Nov 1, 2015 12:36AM)
The one I use is from Hobson's Egg Bag. Just bore a good size hole in the egg.
Message: Posted by: Howie Diddot (Nov 1, 2015 02:14AM)
I own the Vikings eggs; it looks exactly like the real eggs.

Message: Posted by: jimgerrish (Nov 1, 2015 04:14AM)
Then again, you can always take a real egg and turn it into a gimmicked egg, following the directions by Jolyon Jenkins in Mini-Mysteries Book 4 on The Magic Nook.
Message: Posted by: jiayi (Nov 1, 2015 11:08AM)
Thanks for the resources guys!
Message: Posted by: jiayi (Nov 1, 2015 11:15AM)
Found this thread on magic Café: http://themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=471067&forum=6
I think I will make my own. Really grateful for everyone sharing information.
Message: Posted by: Dick Oslund (Nov 1, 2015 09:34PM)
Interesting posts!

I bought 4 "Sucker Egg Trick" FEKES (not GIMMICKS!) in 1955, from the late Harold Sterling (Sterling Magic) in Detroit. They were the FIRST FEKES made from r**l egg shells that I had ever seen. I think that they were $1.00 EACH!

I'm NOW USING my LAST ONE!!! I'm noe 84, and retired! I think I have a lifetime "supply"!!!


P.S. A GIMMICK is a s*cr*t d*v*c*, NOT SEEN by the spectator. A FEKE is seen, but app**rs to be s*m*th*ng else.
Message: Posted by: jiayi (Nov 2, 2015 12:49AM)
Yes a Feke is what I am going to make! thanks for clarifying the definition.
Message: Posted by: Dick Oslund (Nov 2, 2015 04:33AM)
Hi jiayi!

You speak excellent "English" for a "foreigner"! (hee hee)

I live in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. (I can drive south all day, and enter Canada, eh! (Detroit/Windsor)

When I started out, "the" fekes were of celluloid (at least those that I saw, and had). They were a bit translucent. A red silk somewhat changed the "exterior" shade!

Dan Ford WAS making the fekes from real hen fruit. (He's on the Café, occasionally).

I only do an occasional show now, so, mine will probably last "usque ad aeternam"!

I think Tarbell titled the EFFECT, "Sucker EGGSPLANATION"!

Good luck with your project!
Message: Posted by: garydunn (Nov 2, 2015 02:26PM)
Another vote for the Viking eggs. They make them in brown too which is superb as white eggs are extremely rare in the UK
Message: Posted by: David Klass (Nov 3, 2015 08:34AM)
If you are in the UK I can highly recommend Dave Bonsall at Prop Dogs eggs.
Message: Posted by: trickychris (Nov 25, 2015 07:24PM)
Another vote for prop dog's eggs!
Message: Posted by: jcrabtree2007 (Nov 28, 2015 02:14PM)
Stevens magic had a great one. I think it may be a Viking egg.
Message: Posted by: Dick Oslund (Nov 28, 2015 04:36PM)
Avoid the "ZIMMER" EGG!!!

Someone gave me one (He didn't like it.) One look at the feke , and, I could see "why". I figure that ya might be able to insert a 10" silk into it (with a shoe horn!)
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Dec 2, 2015 02:41PM)
I originally used the Sterling made from real eggs. I loved using it. When disaster struck, I dropped it and it cracked.

I later found and used the Tenyo version, it is very nice, but unless you use a white silk, will show show through. So I bought some egg shell white spray paint, wiped the egg with alcohol spray painted it. Now I could any color silk I desired. The Tenyo takes a 15 inch silk just fine.

Finally, one Easter season, I seen a white plastic egg in the candy rack, bought 2, went home, they were a hard plastic, not the shiny soft hinged plastic you see today. Glued the halves together with liquid model glue, then took a nickel, it is the correct size, traced it and cut out and sanded the edge, and half seam ridge. Then painted it egg shell white. It has been working for me for a very long time now.

Never liked the heavy plaster eggs from Viking. just a personal choice since my 1st experience was with the Sterling Egg, no longer available. Darn! Some how they found a way to put a smooth yellow plastic outer shell over a real egg, and paint it egg shell white. I only know it was a perfect looking egg, and the yellow plastic plugged the hole where they blew the egg out. You could see the spot of yellow on the inside of the shell.

There is a real egg fake on the market from Tirofog Magic. They call their eggs "Eggs-actly" eggs. They make all sizes from small to Jumbo eggs. The inside is a rosin material to reinforce the egg shell. I have one with the hole and one without for Malini Egg Bag use.

http://www.tirofog.com/index.php/eggs-actly-egg.html at $14.50 they are worth a try. I see the raised the price from $12.50 after some 20 years.
Message: Posted by: Dick Oslund (Dec 2, 2015 08:27PM)
Bill's post just above woke up my memory "bank". The late Sid Lorraine, wrote up his "method" of preparing an egg.

First chance I get, I'll try to dig thru my file of lecture notes, for Sid's notes If I can locate them, I'll try to write up his idea.
Message: Posted by: nkwmagic (Feb 4, 2016 07:38PM)
I am looking for a higher quality silk to egg that is quite sturdy, best that it can survive a drop on a floor.

Will the higher quality gimmicks in the market (Viking / Bob Sanders / Propdog) be sturdy enough? I know that they are all fantastic in terms of look and feel.

Or if sturdiness is a requirement, I should go back to the plastic ones like Tenyo? Thanks!
Message: Posted by: magic.99 (Oct 8, 2018 11:53PM)
I have used Bob Sanders for years now - really love his silk to egg. Great quality and super durable.
Message: Posted by: stempleton (Oct 9, 2018 06:38PM)
Second Bob Sanders' eggs. Great product!
Message: Posted by: Bill Thompson (Oct 12, 2018 12:05PM)
I also use Bob Sander's eggs, they are very nice and look and feel real with a nice big hole in them.
Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Oct 14, 2018 07:19PM)
I just noticed a video of Barry Mitchell's Silk to Egg routine. It is called "SUPER CHICKEN EXTRA CRISPY COMPLETE" https://barrymitchellproducts.com/products/super-chicken-extra-crispy
Message: Posted by: thomasbmikkelsen (Dec 16, 2018 06:08AM)
I use a very cheap gimmick, and it has never caused me any trouble.
Message: Posted by: TheAmbitiousCard (Dec 17, 2018 11:12PM)
The most realistic is the Eggs-actly egg because it is real but hardened on the inside with resin.
Not overly heavy, perfect color, hole is nice, etc.

Nothing compares.

It could break, as it is a real egg, which is the only downside.
But it is a very durable egg.

I use an Eggs-actly egg for my eggbag routine and absolutely love it.
Message: Posted by: Dick Oslund (Dec 21, 2018 01:51AM)
Years ago, in one of his books, Karrell Fox wrote up his sucker egg routine. We had never discussed the egg bit, so it was a surprise for me!!!

He just used a real egg, and, a silk! I got a real egg from the fridge. and tried it. It was bold and gutsy, like much of Karrell's material, but, it WORKED! I have not used the sucker egg in a long time, but, I 'filed' the idea in my 'emergency' show file.