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ldl1017
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I have recently had a small mishap with my outer tubes from the Wenk's PB&J routine. Does anyone know where I can get a replacement tube w/o purchasing the whole effect again? If need be, I will purchase the effect, but would like to try other sources first.
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Do you have an email or phone number for Thomas? I also need new outer shells and would like to contact him.
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On 2006-10-12 16:35, MagicB1S wrote:
Do you have an email or phone number for Thomas? I also need new outer shells and would like to contact him.
Thomas Register is a what not a who:
http://www.thomasnet.com/
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Marvello,

Thanks for the web address I need to replace one of my covers too! For the search window at the site, what do they call the covers?

Thanks,

Wayne...
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What you are looking for is "dip molded plastic" plugs. The originals were made by Polaris Plastics in Gardenia, CA, however there are many other companies doing dip molding:

http://www.iqsdirectory.com/dip-molders/
http://www.thomasnet.com/products/plasti......8-1.html
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If I had to guess it might be just as easy and cheaper just to buy a new set.
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On 2006-10-12 20:19, kenscott wrote:
If I had to guess it might be just as easy and cheaper just to buy a new set.
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Yep, unless you were doing a production run of them.
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Hello:

Here's a possibility - how about purchasing the Magic Makers version and just use the tubes? Normally, I wouldn't suggest buying a rip-off item like the MM PB&J, but in this case, you bought the original and just need replacement parts, so maybe it's no big deal. I'm not sure. You can get the MM version for much cheaper than Wenk's.

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With not too much work you could make a different set of covers. You could make them out of Craft Foam and decorate them with Stars or Question Marks. That would certainly look a heck of a lot better than the original nondescript black covers that originally came with the effect.

You could also use Stiffened Fabric, Leather, Bamboo Matting or Vinyl Placemats. They don't even have to be soft. Buy PVC pipe of the proper diameter, decorate it and cut a hole for your thumb to do the dirty work.

Just because the trick originally came with black pipe end covers doesn't mean that you have to keep using them.

I routinely rework most of my props. If I were to buy something like the ravioli trick for instance I'd replace the covers with something more appropriate for my performing persona and most likely redo all the labels on the cans. Not that there is anything wrong with the labels on the cans but why would I want to perform with a prop that was exactly like the ones a bunch of other magicians were using?
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Lou,
I have one of the first sets that fit a jar that is no longer in the stores. I am not sure how much it has changed but someone did tell me these covers were hard to find.
PM me and I will pull them out. Let me know the diameter and we will see what we can do.
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Thanks Mghia,
I recently reordered the effect. Now I have a backup tube.
Lou
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