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Richard Lucas
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Does anyone have a recommendation for a quiet reel for silk thru broomstick/microphone stand? It must be very quite, used for close up work.

Thanks,

Dick
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Kirkendall or P&L if you can find them.

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Hi Dick:

I bought an Owen reel about 20 years ago, and was very happy with it. I remember it being not too expensive, about the same price as a Kirkendal. I'm pretty sure Owen still still sells it.

I also noticed that Joe Stevens is selling a utility reel for less than $50.00. I might be worth contacting them to see how silent it is.

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Dick,

Give Haines House of Cards a shout and see if they have access to the old KirKendal reels. I have gotten them from Bill before. The last one I got was white, but it certainly beat plan B!

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The last time I talked with Bill (Gatlinburg 2 years ago) he was trying to get the reels back into to production. A friend of George's, who worked on a lot of stuff with George, is still alive and able to make this stuff. Bill and I are both trying to get this guy going on this.

The sad part is all the stuff is there. George had 10,000 cans stamped, the spring metal is there. It just all needs to be put together.

I thought a lot of George. He graduated high school with my dad and his father lived only a 1/2 mile from my folk's farm.

I am checking out a couple of other sources for reels and will keep you posted.

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I've just seen the new flyer from Mak-Magic, they have a metal finger reel now. I do not know the noise factor, but if you read up on reels they can be made quiet by packing with Vasoline and placing a playing card shim in the reel.

Note: This does not refer to the cheap dollar snatcher that does not come apart type of reel.
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I have an old Paul Diamond reel that had the line break and I'd love to get it fixed. It was always quiet and worked great. Is there anyone out there in magic land that repair's old reels?
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A friend of mine recently showed me his reel by El Duco. It's very nice. Well constructed and quiet. He has been happy with it for a while and he does do the silk through microphone stand in conjunction with two other routines utilizing a reel.

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The reel Joe Stevens has is very nice. I recently purchased it from him and I am very happy with it. Give him a call and he can assist you I'm sure!
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On 2005-07-30 16:51, Richard Lucas wrote:
Does anyone have a recommendation for a quiet reel for silk thru broomstick/microphone stand? It must be very quite, used for close up work.

Thanks,

Dick


Stoner's Funstores at http://www.stoners.com have one of the last Paul Diamond reels left in their showcase. It is about $45 I believe. His reels are very quiet, and if you head the instructions you will keep it quiet. Vaseline!
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It didn't take long for that to get picked up; I can't find it on their website.

Too bad, the P.D. reel's worked really great.
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I believe Paul Diamond is still offering to repair reels at a nominal cost...
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Are you aware of the version without using a pull? There is a method in a book by Shigeo Takagi published by Richard Kaufman. The effect is called Ghostly silk.
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There was a a version also called "Hyper silk" that you tied the silk onto the stand and pulled it off. I think there is also some stuff in an old booklet called "Naughty Silks" by Harold Rice.

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I believe Paul Diamond is still offering to repair reels at a nominal cost...


Really? I'll have to look up his contact info on Google and get mine fixed.

Thanks for the info!
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On 2005-07-30 16:51, Richard Lucas wrote:
Does anyone have a recommendation for a quiet reel for silk thru broomstick/microphone stand? It must be very quite, used for close up work.



I used to perform this frequently at a night club back in the 80's. I would count to three and have the audience yell "GO!". This not only covered any noise, but added some misdirection. I had many repeat customers who would request this trick and others.

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Glenn Godsey
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It didn't take long for that to get picked up; I can't find it on their website.

Too bad, the P.D. reel's worked really great.


Boy, "you can lead a horse to water but you cannot make them drink". As I said, there is only one left. So, they will not post on the site due to expense. Just email Dick Stoner or the shop and they will give you details to order.
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On 2005-07-30 16:51, Richard Lucas wrote:
Does anyone have a recommendation for a quiet reel for silk thru broomstick/microphone stand? It must be very quite, used for close up work.

Thanks,

Dick


Try this one:

http://www.stevedraun.com/reels.htm

I have one of these and they are quite nice ... and quiet.

John
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Bill Hegbli
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I doubt if the Steve Draun reel will be long enough. It looks like the retractable badge holder currently being sold at Office Depot. For the silk thru you need at least a 36" line or longer.
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Yea, maybe not. Definitely not 36"
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