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Mumblemore
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I am looking to either buy or build a garbage can production box along the lines of a Duck Bucket, but without looking magical. I want a beat up old small trash can to which I an add a bunch of recorded clanking noise, followed by the apprearance of my spring skunk. Does anyone have any tips, plans, or leads?

Many thanks.
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You and I are thinking alike. I started planning a trash can routine a couple of months back. I've had so much going on I haven't had time to put much time into it. I did an Ebay search but did not really find anything. There was one place where I found one but I thought it was too small for my needs. I don't know how large you want yours to be but the one I found was about 12" high and 13" diameter if I remember correctly.

I would be interested in ideas and sources for also.

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I feel lucky! I actually have a trashcan that is a "duck bucket." I got it from Erick Olson here at the Café. I'm not sure what his user name is anymore! It was one of only a few made.

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Wow.....congrats! I was unaware that any were ever made commercially. What are the dimensions of it?
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That a great idea. please post photo when you compelte the project.
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On 2008-04-30 08:07, Regan wrote:
Wow.....congrats! I was unaware that any were ever made commercially. What are the dimensions of it?


I'm not sure off the top of my head, but it's bigger than a duck bucket.
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Mumblemore:

You do realize (I hope) that you don't have to be as polite to a spring skunk as you do to a live one. Save the duck-bucket concept for something live. Your spring skunk can handle less luxurious accomodations... like using the lid of the garbage can as you do the box top in the old "hat box production." (Milady's Hat Box Production, Tarbell, Volume 3). It is also similar to the one used in Mark Wilson's "Production Box" in his "Complete Course in Magic."

A good bit is to clank on the garbage can with a stick or something, while yelling "Nothing in the can!" Then put the can over your head and whack on the outside. Remove the can with your head all wobbly, yelling "Who did that?" The lid, meanwhile, is on your tabletop with you-know-who hanging off the back. Pick up the lid, loading you-know-who inside the can momentarily, as you work the hat box move to bang on the top of the can with the lid, showing that it is innocent. I really think you need a metal can for the trick to be this noisy and fun.

After you finally cover the can and before you reveal the load, if you can make the can wiggle and shake (thread), you can keep the fun going right up until you locate the "source of the disturbance."

Good luck, and have fun!
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I kinda agree... the spring puppet can fit into less accomodating areas. Perhaps you could perform a version of the Webster routine but with a live ferret or Raccoon! tat'll fit.
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Regan,

The Garbage Can duck bucket was built by Billy Diamond. He only built a few buckets when his business went belly-up. Actually he just ripped off several people. A big mess.

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......&forum=7

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I am having Mentalism Peyman custom build (info.hightrick.com) and will let you know how it turns out. Spellbinder is right; I may use this trash can for my live rabbit (leave ajar so rabbit can breath plus drill a few air holes on the bottom). Thanks for your insight on the spring skunk idea, which is a great one . . . I may use it.
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Info.hightrick.com did a great job. The trash can has two halves to the lid, and one single m***** (if you commission one, ask for two), and it was shipped from Iran for total cost of about $100 (cost of item plus shipping). The can looks metallic (although it is hard plastic) and Peyman said the mirror is plastic to avoid breaking. I can hardly wait to try it out. I would advise being very specific with Peyman, and sending graphics wherever possible, as there is something of a language barrier for those of us who don't speak Persian.
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Excuse me but it is against the law to import items from Iran into the US.

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Actually, it is produced and exported from Kuwait (where his shop is) and I didn't import it. It came to me from the seller's cousin in California. But Richard I believe you are right. Let's hope things don't also heat up in Iran . . . Anyway, another topic for another thread.
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This is an important clarification. Sorry to have misled.
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