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BroDavid
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Thanks Koz,

I will be there some time later in the day on the 6th, so I probably will miss most of any work being done by you or Doug Conn that day, but I will stay till late in the week, so I will definitely be looking for you.

I plan to go to sideshow on Sunday or Monday, since they won't be open again until Thursday. And will be looking for you two at Doug's pitch and everywhere else there are crowds.

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Travelin man! Good job Bro David, You have it all there except some rope. BTW that's the same vest pocket razor blade set I have been using. Handy setup and cheap to replace too. Nice box. Doug has a nice one as well. Good luck on the trip. And get rid of those pennies, magicaly or otherwise. Smile
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Hi there BroDavid,
I had a question about the height of the table when set up. How high is it. It looked quite low to the ground to me. Maybe it's an opitcal illusion. HA!
Looks very practical though. Nice job.
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KingStarDog,

I have always loved the razor blades, and this is about my third set.

As for the pennies, I carry about 100 with me at all times, and they are flat with the 10 commandments stamped. I do a quick transposition with a little patter and go from a normal penny into one of these and give away a lot of them that way. Then at the end of the show, if there are any kids who didn't get one, I just hand out more.

Good question JoJo! I forgot that measurement. So I just opened it up and measured it.

When I got it, the overall height was about 45". But that was too high for me, so I cut the legs down, and now the table top closeup pad is at around 39 1/2" inches high. I just kept cutting the legs until it was a good height for me and never measured it until now.

This height puts the top a couple of inches above my belt, making all sorts of things possible behind the table; dropping things into the servante shelf, and stealing loads from there. But I am only about 5' 9" tall, so this height wouldn't be be good for other folks. But if someone else got a table case like this one, they could easily cut less, or not at all, to get a height that works for them. I used a pipe/tubing cutter and it worked great to cut the lightweight materials.

But the black drape and way the legs angle out for stability does make it look squatty, but it a good height for me.

Also, the legs are sturdy and go about 2" into the base. This , along with the shelf, and hte drape wrapping around it, make it quite stable.

My last table was made from a Walmart folding camping table, it was prety compact, but you still had to carry everything else separatly, and I could never get it high enough, and keep it stable. So a good working height was critical for me. And this one is a terrific height for me.

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Thanks for that Bro. I had wondered if would be stable enough with such small thin legs. It looks like it would be a breeze to get around with.
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Bro, I assure you I will be out there everyday. I need money and my son wants the new G.I.Joe with the kung foo grip for Christmas. I won't let him down. Smile

But you will not see my show, you will see me screwing around doing little bits and pieces but certainly not the whole thing. But I will see your show. Smile And I will steal most of it.

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Ha!
Koz, there is nothing in my act worth stealing! Most of it is original, (except for what I stole from Cellini and others) but you can think of me as the anti-Gazzo. No insults, crude comments, or sexual inuendos. Just me having fun with magic and an audience. I don't really know if New Orleans is ready for me, but I plan to give them a week to get used to it! Then who knows when I will be back...

But if you find anything worthwhile, take it away! I am really looking forward to getting your comments on my 3 ring routine, which is my closer.

And even if I only get to see bits and pieces of your act, I know I am going to love it, and probably take a bit of it home with me, so turnabout is fair play. Smile

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Dude! You are going to hate me. I'm rude and disgusting. Sounds like fun right? Smile

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I can't wait! I have to admit, I love to watch a show like that, or Gazzo, but it just isn't me. And as another blue eyed guy once said (actually sang it) I gotta be me!

But I will laugh and applaud, and drop a tip.

Looking forward to it.

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Well, I'm not nearly as good as Gazzo, but with a good audience, I'm pretty frickin funny!. Smile

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I found a hard wood table for under $10 at Walgreens. I have had leg extensions put on and I'm very happy with it. At one time I used a heavy plastic item similar to a milk crate, which I found in the garbage. It held all of my props and, scince I do a pit show, I used the rope for my pit as a strap. I think it was too low, and frankly it was a little too heavy as well. Since I do the linking rings its biggest plus was hiding the rings. With the rings hidden in the upright table, nobody could see that I didn't have a break in any of my rings and look foolish. Smile
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I will be posting photos of my street table, along with general dimensions at one of my web sites soon.

Look here for the information.

You can build the whole thing for about $50.00
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I made mine from a frame, (which stops any thing rolling off) ply wood, and a nice bit of velvet which I then screwed into a set of jack legs which I found at a Car boot. You can see the top of it on the front page of my web-site.
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With all the snow we've had in Virginia this year, I've spent some time in my shop making a table.

The top is basically a 18 x 24 inch piece of poplar plywood with an old towel for padding, covered in an aged leather.

I made my own tray jack from looking at pictures at Gary Animals site.

The leather set me back a bit but the rest of the table cost me less than $25.00. Works great so far. Can't wait for warm weather.

By the by Mario, nice site.

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A friend build my street table for $20. I gave him the top dimensions, sized for Fast and Loose, and he built a waiter-stand type set of folding legs that hinge front-to-back rather than side-to-side. It is really fun walking down the street with it while I am in costume, people follow me.

There is no close-up pad, no fringe, it is just a plank with a bit of a rim. People still look underneath for miniature elevators under trap doors when I do the Cups and Balls.

Pictures at:

http://www.memoryelixir.com/summer2003/busker/busking1.html

Yours,

Paul
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Nice table, I like the setup!

You have to dig for the pictures though.

The pictures are here.
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Hey everyone.

I was just thinking of making a table last night. If you are like me then you like to be able to travel around and keep your stuff compact.

What I have come up with (am in the process of building it) is a table that will fit inside my closeup case. My idea so far for the first prototype is using a black speaker stand I have. My case will attach to the top of the stand and I will law a close-up pad on top of my case.

It is the perfect hieght and gives a good space. Best of all, when it comes apart it will fit inside my case, along with my props. This makes it VERY easy to carry everything around. If you are travelling to a different country, or state you can easily carry it on board the plane by just taking your close-up case.

The main stand portion will fold up allowing it to fit in the case. So when you need to perform you take it out, unfold it, lock it so it is sturdy, attach the base on the bottom, the case on top and lay out the close-up pad!

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On 2003-08-07 09:59, B-MAN wrote:
Just a thought on this table ideas.Try http://www.cherrybrook.com and take a look at the champagne folding ringside table. Its for dog grooming but looks like it would work. Tell me what you think.

Hope this helps.


If you like this table, there is a much cheaper one available at Sam's Wholesale Club. It is a folding table, similar to this with adjustable height legs. The top is recycled plastic. It is not too heavy. The top size is the same as the grooming table. It costs about $30.00. I used one of these when Ted Lesley and I toured the country in October and November. Attach a closeup mat to the top and you are all set.

The one I actually use is a trestle table that I designed to use at Cavalier Dayes of Texas and the Texas Renaissance Festival. I made the legs out of turned maple stair rail about 4 feet long. The top is 3/8 inch plywood. The crossbars are 1/2 inch oak dowels. The edging is made of 1 x 2 molding. I padded the top with carpet padding and put a velvet cover on top of that. I finished it in deep red Victorian mahogany. It looks very old and is quite sturdy. Yet it weighs very little.
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What height are the waiter stands, with plywood on top? Thanks.
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On 2004-02-19 20:37, Frankm6 wrote:
What height are the waiter stands, with plywood on top? Thanks.


...and does anyone have a source for a wooden waiter stand? My net searches have been coming up empty and I haven't run across any in the stores.

Frankm6, I think someone has mentioned that you can adjust the height somewhat by playing with the length of the straps. Some have suggested replacing the straps with ones with buckles you can have more control over the total height (whatever that height might be, I still don't know the answer to that).
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