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Topic: Silk to Egg
Message: Posted by: DanielCardini (Oct 9, 2018 10:32AM)
Hi Guys.

I have seen some eggs on the market but mostly I think the fake eggs looks so bad and not that genuine.
So my question to you guys is : what kind of Silk to Egg routine is your favorite with the best looking fake egg of course?

I was looking into Jao Mirandas Silk to Egg Pro, its looking good, maybe someone has it and can comment?

Feel free to comment.

Thanks
//DC
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Oct 9, 2018 03:42PM)
The best eggs were by www.Tirofog.com , don't know if they are still making them. They were made from real eggs.

It is nice to have a well made prop, so I usually make my own whenever possible. That is part of being a magician, you learn many skills.

The egg does not have to be that perfect, as it is not seen any closer then a few feet. This effect is not what is considered a close up effect, do to some angles, thus, no need to be perfect, unless you are a perfectionist.

My favorite was the 1st one I ever learned 60 years ago. It still is the best in my opinion. No one can tell you which handling to like, that is a personal experience for each individual.
Message: Posted by: 55Hudson (Oct 9, 2018 09:06PM)
I use eggs from Bob Sanders. They've worked fine for me - I do recommend getting extra eggs since they will break if you drop them.

Hudson
Message: Posted by: jimgerrish (Oct 9, 2018 10:02PM)
Those who are not planning to break open a real egg at the end of the routine don't really have to worry about how realistic the egg looks. It's only when you do the magic thingee and show the egg has a (gasp!) hole in it, and then you magically seal up the hole and crack open the egg so the yolk is on you, that you have to make sure your eggs look alike. And then if you go on to restore the broken egg and push the yolk back inside before sealing it all up again, then you really have to make sure all your eggs look egg-zactly alike.
Message: Posted by: Ihop (Oct 9, 2018 10:48PM)
[quote]On Oct 9, 2018, 55Hudson wrote:
I use eggs from Bob Sanders. They've worked fine for me - I do recommend getting extra eggs since they will break if you drop them.

Hudson [/quote]

I second Bob Sander's egg.
I'm very happy with it.
I can't however say which is the best because I haven't seen them all.
Message: Posted by: DanielCardini (Oct 20, 2018 03:20PM)
Thanks for all tips guys.
Message: Posted by: Dan Ford (Oct 21, 2018 12:33PM)
I buy my eggs at the larger craft stores like Michaels or Hobby Lobby. They are ceramic and I just cut my own hole in them with my Dremel tool. They are very realistic. I have not seen Bob Sander's eggs, but am sure they are great!
Message: Posted by: Dick Oslund (Oct 30, 2018 10:46PM)
I learned, from my first mentor, STUART ROSS, in 1946, the TARBELL routine for the "Eggsplanation".

I would "argue" that Harold Sterling made "the best eggs for the silk to egg bit"

I bought four of them in the spring of 1955 ($1.00 each) from Harold. They were made from real eggs. They had a "plastic" lining. Because I used them, they eventually cracked. I still have one, which I occasionally use.

My friend, Sid Lorraine, in one of his lectures, years ago, explained how to make one. I've long since forgotten his "formula".

Another old friend, Karrell Fox "reinvented the wheel", when he wrote up HIS "method" for doing the trick with a REAL egg, and a silk (nothing else)! It'a in one of his books!

I like it!!!
Message: Posted by: Bob Sanders (Dec 24, 2018 04:01PM)
Daniel, I agree with you!

I only use ceramic eggs that look feel and are the right weight for real eggs.

In my Walk-Around routine I actually put them in the volunteer's hand.

Having done trade shows for vendors of real eggs , I could not afford the embarrassment of using the plastic junk.

We ship DoveLite eggs all over the world.

email me! Amazedwiz@yahoo.com
Message: Posted by: Brent McLeod (Dec 24, 2018 11:35PM)
Agree the ceramic eggs look so real, while I don't use the effect in strolling I will perform it for a group that has asked for you to return to show more,especially if 8-10 of them are seated, plays so well,ceramic eggs sell the illusion.
Message: Posted by: Bob Sanders (Dec 30, 2018 06:23PM)
Have you tried our DoveLite Silk ceramic eggs? Pros around the world use them for all of the right reasons. They look, feel and have the weight of real eggs. They are also available in white or brown. They are no longer available new from dealers in the USA. They are so realistic that in my Walk-Around silk to Egg routine I actually put them in the hands of my volunteer.

Amazedwiz@yahoo.com
Message: Posted by: Ihop (Jun 8, 2020 07:22PM)
[quote]On Oct 9, 2018, 55Hudson wrote:
I use eggs from Bob Sanders. They've worked fine for me - I do recommend getting extra eggs since they will break if you drop them.

Hudson [/quote]
I got mine from Sanders also.
I canít recommend which one is best because I donít have all of them.
But Sanders' eggs are pretty good.
Message: Posted by: FrankFindley (Jun 8, 2020 08:31PM)
[quote]On Oct 30, 2018, Dick Oslund wrote:
My friend, Sid Lorraine, in one of his lectures, years ago, explained how to make one. I've long since forgotten his "formula".
[/quote]

Sorry, I missed this post from Dick. Sid taught this to me too and I've made several over the years. I don't think this constitutes "exposure" as you show gimmicked egg in act. So will post here.

You use a toothpick to make a hole on each end of egg. Then you blow in one hole and the contents come out the other. Then you use small grooming scissors to make hole on side. After this you gently wash out inside. After it dries you coat the inside with a layer of wood putty. This is left for 24 hours to cure. If you like you can put a small dab of paint over each hole on end. There you have it, a robust gimmick made from a real egg.
Message: Posted by: jimgerrish (Jun 9, 2020 09:35AM)
For those of you who like to end an egg routine by cracking the egg open to show that it is real, in my Mini-Mysteries "There's an Egg in your Hat" (Book 4) I have included my "broken and restored" egg trick, never before revealed. The egg is broken and the contents dumped into a glass, along with the broken egg shells. Then the contents seem to visibly draw back together and reform into an egg again. You tear and restore paper, you tear and restore playing cards; why not break and restore an egg? Now you can!
Message: Posted by: Bob Sanders (Jun 21, 2020 09:26AM)
After 59 years as a magician and over 40 years using Silk to Egg, Silk to Egg combined with Twentieth Century silk is my favorite. The routine possibilities are endless.

Perhaps it is time I wrote a book on the variations.
Message: Posted by: David Todd (Jun 25, 2020 07:56AM)
Write the book, Bob !
Message: Posted by: Bob Sanders (Jul 14, 2020 08:10AM)
I use ceramic eggs. They look good and real. They are also available in both white and brown eggs. (Doing magic in Europe I learned that brown eggs are more common there.)

My ceramic eggs will hold a 24" silk.
Message: Posted by: mikenewyork (Dec 13, 2020 01:02PM)
Anyone know a good place to buy the ďholesĒ for a realistic look? Iíve seen ones that look like a silk coming out of the hole but canít find them anywhere
Message: Posted by: Dan Ford (Dec 13, 2020 02:31PM)
Propdog Magic sells them. They are easily made yourself with some double stick tape and colored silk pieces.
Message: Posted by: mikenewyork (Dec 13, 2020 02:47PM)
Thanks Dan I like that idea!
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Dec 13, 2020 02:48PM)
[quote]On Dec 13, 2020, mikenewyork wrote:
Anyone know a good place to buy the ďholesĒ for a realistic look? Iíve seen ones that look like a silk coming out of the hole but canít find them anywhere [/quote]

Those are usually made by the magician how has them. They are not easy to make.

The only magic dealer that sells them with his egg is Viking Magic. It is a round circle of silk, if you thinking, silk corner sticking out, no one has ever put these on the market.
Message: Posted by: mikenewyork (Dec 13, 2020 02:58PM)
Gotcha Bill. I think Danís idea will work pretty well. Thanks for the help
Message: Posted by: Bob Sanders (Dec 18, 2020 03:21AM)
I us Rubber Cement. It rubs clean off the egg.
Message: Posted by: mikenewyork (Dec 18, 2020 05:01AM)
Hey Bob. You put rubber cement on the back of a piece of silk?
Message: Posted by: Bonz (Dec 22, 2020 06:55AM)
[quote]On Dec 13, 2020, Bill Hegbli wrote:

Those are usually made by the magician how has them. They are not easy to make.

The only magic dealer that sells them with his egg is Viking Magic. It is a round circle of silk, if you thinking, silk corner sticking out, no one has ever put these on the market. [/quote]

We've been making and selling these for years Bill: https://www.propdog.co.uk/silky-sticker
Message: Posted by: Bob Sanders (Mar 28, 2021 06:09PM)
Our Dovelite Ceramic Eggs are back in stock. We have both the Sucker Silk to Egg and the Walk-Around Silk to Egg and in both white and brown eggs. They come with two 18" DoveLite silks.
Message: Posted by: kjones069 (Mar 30, 2021 12:20AM)
[quote]On Mar 28, 2021, Bob Sanders wrote:
Our Dovelite Ceramic Eggs are back in stock. We have both the Sucker Silk to Egg and the Walk-Around Silk to Egg and in both white and brown eggs. They come with two 18" DoveLite silks. [/quote]

Hi Bob, please can you briefly explain the difference between the two and how much each costs and how to order from you, thank you in advance.
Message: Posted by: DanielCardini (Apr 7, 2021 05:30AM)
[quote]On Dec 22, 2020, Bonz wrote:
[quote]On Dec 13, 2020, Bill Hegbli wrote:

Those are usually made by the magician how has them. They are not easy to make.

The only magic dealer that sells them with his egg is Viking Magic. It is a round circle of silk, if you thinking, silk corner sticking out, no one has ever put these on the market. [/quote]

We've been making and selling these for years Bill: https://www.propdog.co.uk/silky-sticker [/quote]

Thanks, that was great to know, looks really good.
Message: Posted by: Bob Sanders (Apr 10, 2021 11:44AM)
Kjones069,

Thank you for asking.

I'm the importer! Of course, we have the Silk to Eggs in stock. They come several ways. Egg colors are white and brown. (White is the most popular in most of the USA.)
There are two versions.

There is the Regular set with props for the classic Sucker Silk to Egg. It comes with the egg and two 18" DoveLite silks and matching stickers. These are $30.

The better deal is the Walk-Around version. You get everything in the set above plus the walk-around set has instructions for my Walk-Around routine that resets and an extra matching egg. It is $35. I actually hand these eggs to the volunteer who is seated at the table.

Shipping on either is $8.85 in the USA.

Choices in silk colors are:
Two single color: Red, Green, Yellow, Orange, Blue, Pink, and Bright Green

Two Reds (For Whit Hayden's routine on the net)
Two Blues (for some reason, the current "hot" color)
Currently there is an interest in Green for Green eggs and Ham.

You'll love the silk prices from the importer rather than the jobber or retailer.

Since I am not a retailer, I can take cash, checks and money orders made to Bob Sanders or PayPal at email Amazedwiz@yahoo.com

This egg can also be used to vanish 18" square silks that won't fit a thumb tip. (This is important for 20th Century Silks!) These eggs will also hold a 24Ē square silk. (They will also hold 6 of the super soft 2Ē sponge balls.)

You can also vanish a 24" diamond cut silk that looks 36" square in this thumb tip! (That really bothers other magicians who think you thumb tipped it.)

Thanks again far asking.

Bob

Bob Sanders
DoveLite Silk
Magic Valley Ranch
395 County Road 478
Clanton, AL 35046-3213 U.S.A.
(205) 755-6882 Ranch
(334) 412-5789 Cell
Amazedwiz@yahoo.com