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Lynchini
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I noticed that there are 'non-magnetic' cutting shears available. Perhaps these would work by filing the edges down, so as not to actually cut the rope. The illusion of cutting the rope would be more visual I would think?
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I've been down this road quite a few times...

Nothing looks exactly like cutting a rope except for cutting a rope.

If you're looking closely, especially.

I used wooden dowels and wax at one point, with bent scissors where the scissors simply pushed them apart. Closest to looking like a cut.

For Delben gimmicks, use 1/4" aluminum screw rivets with the heads cut off. Shorten them even more. Many hardware stores have these. http://www.screwpost.com/images/dwg_aluminum_1-4.png I'm not sure if the threaded post is aluminum, as well, but, if so, there you go. No magnetism!

Good luck!

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[quote]On 2010-08-07 23:13, wmhegbli wrote:
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... But while we are mentioning Tarbell, can you give the page you are refering to?


Volume 5 devotes lesson 66 (Tarbell Hindu Rope Mysteries)to the application of the principle under discussion. Starts on page 292 of volume 5.
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Geoffrey Durham has described a great rope gimmick in his first book "Little Miracles". He told me that he lost them all when he moved his office. They were made by David Shakarian
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On 2010-10-06 15:27, magic4545 wrote:
I've been down this road quite a few times...

Nothing looks exactly like cutting a rope except for cutting a rope.

If you're looking closely, especially.

I used wooden dowels and wax at one point, with bent scissors where the scissors simply pushed them apart. Closest to looking like a cut.

For Delben gimmicks, use 1/4" aluminum screw rivets with the heads cut off. Shorten them even more. Many hardware stores have these. http://www.screwpost.com/images/dwg_aluminum_1-4.png I'm not sure if the threaded post is aluminum, as well, but, if so, there you go. No magnetism!

Good luck!

Jimmy Fingers

You can buy just the threaded shafts without the head.
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On 2010-08-02 21:06, murf wrote:
I've never tried this, but I've heard that some people have had good luck with Rubber Cement. Yeah, I know --- it sounds CRAZY. But I've seen some pretty impressive results. Something to think about....

Murf


You're right. Vito Lupo sold a few years ago his version of the C & R Rope using rubber cement. He uses the fingers to cut the rope. I've tried it and found out that you need quite often to replace the rubber cement.

So it's a solution, but not on long term.

Oliver.
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Are we way over thinking this? Make your first cut (actual) out in the open and the rest (precut) in the cover of your box. The kids will get what's happening and you have more room for dramatics. Just MHO.
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