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Can someone advise where I can get slightly smaller rings for Dean's Box? Does anyone else use different rings? If so, please post a link.
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Try a tack shop (horse supplies) bring a magnet.
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Craft Store like Michael's
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Any Hardware store should carry these. Look where they have ropes and tarps or just ask for where they stock there harness rings.
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I purchased a couple of harness rings just like the ones that Michael Close uses for Dean's Box at my local Home Depot.
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Could you post a link to their website, are the rings smaller that the ones dean supplies
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Wal*Mart has 2" & 3"(and larger) golden rings in their crafts section, and cost about 25 - 50c
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Keep Pete Biro’s advice in mind, bring a magnet.

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Little problem is that in the "real world" it is extremely hard to find rings without the welding-seem. And if there is a welding-seam it will evoke responses and questions and false solutions. I had this with the rings Dean supplies.
It's not that you can't overcome this but it might take the pacing out of your routine if people want to check the rings.
I bought some very nice goldplated rings at a magic convention. They were part of a miniature linking ring-set.
I think it would be very difficult to get such rings in other places than magic stores or conventions, so keep your eye on them if you visit one.
The ring I bought were made in Japan. No idea who the dealer was though.
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PM me if anyone is looking for the Deans box original rings. I have a brand new set that I'm parting with.
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I have experimented with adapting a wooden curtain ring to use with my Dean's Box. My thoughts were that by using one made out of a contrasting coloured wood, the wooden ring is more visible form a distance. Works fine.

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I saw some at Hobby Bench about a year ago. No seams. Lots of sizes.
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I use rings with seams all the time. I even call attention to the seam: "You will notice the little seam here. In the metalworking industry, they have a very technical, esoteric term for this: it's called a 'weld'." Gets a laugh, I toss/hand the ring casually to someone as I am introducing the other props and making the rest of my introductory remarks.

I think lay-audiences are every bit as convinced that a magician's seamless ring can come apart as a seamed ring. Some may even be more relaxed about a seamed ring--surely you wouldn't be that obvious, as to have the part where the ring opens be that visible, right?
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