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James Alan
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I need to use some wax to hold two cards together for Wild Card (Tommy Wonder handling). The cards need to be separated and stuck back together every time the routine is performed.

I'm looking for advice on:
1. best waxes to use
2. how much
3. where to place it on the card (and I guess on which card to put it)

Thanks in advance,
James
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Kaylan
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You can also use a restickable glue stick to dab on spots, rather than use wax. It's made by Scotch (3M) and is sold in most office supply stores. I got my stick at Staples.
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Double-sided tape. When it gets dirty (i.e. visible) it is easily replacable...unlike any glue product.
Jeff Corn
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I second the tape idea. Wax has a tendency to smear on the card, and it makes the card really dirty.
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I agree, but Tommy Wonder only used wax; and he performed this gem many times per gig. Does anyone here know what is the CORRECT placement of the wax? Is it hard wax? Or a combination of soft and hard wax? How much is applied to the card, and WHERE?
These are questions that have been bugging me ever since I began performing Tamed Card. I have tried the restickable glue stick by Scotch, but it tends to stick on every card and leaves a bigger mess than the wax. Can someone please set me straight on the type, placement, and amount used, so that I can proceed performing this effect without all the constant cleaning and replacing of the cards?
Thanks,
KW
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Umm...let's be careful of what we're saying. This could be exposure.
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That is a joke...right?
I am exposing nothing, Sir.
This is the place to discuss these type of matters to IMPROVE the performances of such routines and effects. I am not new to the magic world. I have been performing for well over thirty years and make my living performing full-time, so please keep in mind that we all do not have any intentions of exposure.
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Well, I have not bought the secret to Tamed Cards and have only seen the demo. And knowing that tape and wax is used is certainly more than I knew. Like using the word "palm" for the cup and ball trick.
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Or "DL" for card magic?
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As to the amount and placement, I couldn't say as I don't have the routine. I'm surprised the book/DVD/notes (wherever you got it) didn't specify.
I would tend to use a softer magician's wax for cards. It sticks and spreads easier, whereas a harder wax would leave a "lump" and need a larger squeezing action. I find harder wax best used with threads. Double-stick tape might be a substitution, but be careful of the "click" when separating. Is it possible that roughing spray could be used?
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Beeswax, pinhead, pip
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White wax, and carry in breast pocket to keep warm.
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Wax will keep me warm? Smile
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KenW
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Mark & Don,
Thanks for the imput.
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oldi
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Why does nobody have the problem I have with tape or removable glue? I can not do the ha***n count smoothly anymore!
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The placement of the wax is described in Books of Wonder 1
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The placement of the wax is described in Books of Wonder 1
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I actually use Mike Ammars Card To Ceiling wax and it is o.k. as long as You use it very very sparingly...
oldi
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I place the wax as described.Very sparingly....but enough to keep them together when tossing the double on the table or in specs hand. But if you Ha***n count 3 cards from one hand to the other you have to split the waxed double. that's ok because I keep a break after turning the first card face up. But after the change the two cards are together and I wonder how the second part of the ha***n count can be done smoothly?
Using wax its more or less duable, but with non permanent gluestick I can`t do it.
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I've used Amnar's wax as well and it works fine.
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