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M.Frymus
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So, I was buying sm stuff from Home Depot, and was just browsing around and I found this large wine barrel for sale.
I got home and thought of using it as an escape on stage.

I was thinking of having the barrel full of ater. The lid is removable and on the inside is an attached half a circle hook. Handcuffs would be passed through that, and I woul be handcuffed to the inside of the lid. Also, there would be 4 of the old style locks on the outside of the lid and barrel, as in the milk can escape.

Im not sure if it would be a good idea to do it as an escape or any illusion. I would like your opinion on this one.
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I believe Cannon's has something along that line now. A barrel escape. The description sounds great. I've thought of purchasing one myself.
I'd go for it if you are sure about the escape method on it. I have a book by A. Conglin...(I know...I mispelled his name) and in it he describes such a barrel type escape.
It's very clever but would take some work.

Good luck and be sure to use clean water....not the "ater" as you mentioned in your post. LOL.

Carringotn
Ian McColl
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Arthur Coghlans's barrel escape is the best ever and undetectable. Contact Cannon's great escapes for both Arthur's book and other hardware which will help you effect your escape.

Ian
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There is a prop builder up in Canada who makes high quality products and is a stickler for details. His name is Richard Sherry. You might want to check him out and you can contact him here at http://www.richardsherrysmagic.com
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Hello Frymus. How are you?

If you are interested feel free to call me on my toll free number 1-866-912-8372 and we can discuss this.

Thanks Randini for your kind words.

Take care.
Richard
M.Frymus
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On 2009-04-09 01:12, amazingcarrington wrote:
Good luck and be sure to use clean water....not the "ater" as you mentioned in your post. LOL.
Carringotn

Oh, thanks for the tip! I'll remember that.
My laptop keyboard is weird. It doesn't type out all the words when I type.

Buying a winebarrel escape could cost quite a bit of money, around $1,000 or more. I figured that I could just purchase a barrel myself for under $100 and finish it off.

But, I did realize. What about the water?
How do you fill the etire barrel full of water on stage? and what about getting it off stage?
that's my main consern about this one.

Well, perhaps safety too. LOL
MICHAEL FRYMUS
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Yep, you've got some things to work out before you decide "who's flying the plane."
Author of: GARROTE ESCAPES
The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.
- Albert Camus
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