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Dick Oslund
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Gee! I learned, in 1946, with a celluloid egg. It got by. But, I am impressed!
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Bill Hegbli
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On Apr 17, 2018, Izzy Jay wrote:
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On Apr 16, 2018, Bill Hegbli wrote:
Izzy Jay, don't believe a 3D printer can make an hollow egg shape. It may have to be made in 2 halves, then glued together. Then they seam made invisible.

All I have seen is very odd colors, being made with 3D printers, has white resin ben created yet?


So Bill, what do you think of Oliver’s work?



Looks very good, whatever works for you, is the one to go with.
olivertwist
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Thanks, Dick. Thanks, Bill.
Bill Hegbli
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Back when I got into magic as a youth, the local magic store had a very unique egg for the silk to egg. I was made by Sterling Magic in St. Louis, Mo. I believe. It was a real egg, that had some kind if yellow plastic lining the inside of the shell. Then a white coating over that, in essence 3 layers, a real egg shell, yellow plastic, and then a white layer.

I use that egg for years, until one day I dropped it, and it cracked. Sad to find out, 20 years later, there was no Sterling Magic any longer. So I just made my own out of a plastic egg that came with candy inside. Glued the halves together and filled the seam with puddy. Then spray painted it Egg Shell White. I still have it and use 30 years later.

I also tried a Tenyo Silk to egg, but it was not totally opaque, so I painted it with epoxy paint, but I thought it a little small compared to my home made version.

Some 10 years ago, I heard about TiroFog EGGS-ACTLY eggs that came with a hole or without a hole. These are made from real eggs, and use a yellow resin on the inside to support the shell. They do not have a white layer, as the old Sterling model did. I ordered a couple, and the resin seems to be sticky, and so I have never used it for the Silk to Egg effect. The instructions say, that the resin may leak through the shell. Some of my shows are done outside in the summer heat. So that is why I have never used this very nice looking egg.

Being this egg has never been mentioned on the Café to my knowledge, I thought I would list it, as they are still available, and can be use for Silk to Egg and for the no hole version the Egg Bag.

Martin Lewis recommends this egg for his Sterling Egg Bags, and sells his selected version for use.

Here is the only place that sells all the different version, they do come in various sizes, just as hens lay them.

https://www.magicshopsandiego.com/collections/tirofog

If you like them, give them a try and post your comments.
olivertwist
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Those eggs look great. Reasonably priced too.
Bill Hegbli
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Olivertwist, yes they are priced to sell, but they use to be $12.50. I thought that place made them, as it is only end source. They were hard to find as only a couple other magic shops/dealers carried them years ago.

They package them in a nice little corrugated cardboard box with flap closure.

Do to one being out of stock, I question if they are the manufacturer at this point. Maybe a local magician making them for them. They did run an ad in the magazines some years back.

Give them a try, they just might be the perfect egg for you.
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I wish I had seen them before I ordered silicone mold rubber and casting resin to make my own. Now that I have the materials I might as well make some eggs. It would have been much cheaper to buy those! I wouldn't make eggs to sell if that's all I could get for them.
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I like the idea of the printed egg. However I still use the ceramic eggs because in my routines I often actually hand the eggs to the volunteer and they must not only look, but feel and have the right weight of a real egg. For the Walk-Around Silk to Egg routine I think a plastic egg kills the effect.

We ship the ceramic eggs to pros all over the world. Performing in Paris, France, I learned that brown eggs in much of the world are more popular than white ones. (I am glad I had both with me!)
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