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atinczor
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This bucket really works well for me.. It is usually out of stock but if you find one somewhere, I would highly recommend it..

http://www.hanklee.org/xcart/product.php?productid=8662
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There are no such thing as the "best" miser's dream bucket. every bucket is special
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Got a nice bucket at bed, bath, and beyond for $10. Looks to be the same that Chris Capehart uses.
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The stainless utensil crocks are great! The Robert Baxt DVD has many great ideas in addition to that.
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Hocus-pocus.com has a free download video by Michael Boden with some easy and inexpensive ideas for a paint pail and Miser's Dream.

http://www.hocus-pocus.com/magicshop/pro......em=20643

I also found a stainless steel utensil holder at Meijer for $7. The bucket works great.

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Bed Bath and Beyond has a 7" × 7" stainless steel utensil bucket:

http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.......&RN=105&

$14.99.

Looks pretty good, and I'd bet that it sounds even better.
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I think a champagne bucket looks nicer, and the price is right.

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[quote]On 2013-08-20 06:50, Larry Stangel wrote:
I think a champagne bucket looks nicer, and the price is right.

http://www.waresdirect.com/products/Rest......odGwkA5Q
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I think that the most important thing is how the coins sound when they drop. I prefer the BB&B bucket or the paint pail, (which I had not even thought of), because they they're more familiar to the kids, nd I'd rather not call attention to the bucket.
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Boden has some creative ways to use the paint pail, including the handle, to one's advantage. His free video is worth a look just for the ideas he has.

Bruce
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On 2013-08-19 21:58, S2000magician wrote:
Bed Bath and Beyond has a 7" × 7" stainless steel utensil bucket:

http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.......&RN=105&

$14.99.

Looks pretty good, and I'd bet that it sounds even better.


Surprisingly it sounds terrible. Tried it last night and the bottom is very thick, like it might be multiple layers, and as a result it deadens the sound drastically. The smaller utensil holder they sell rings like a bell. I went with that one. So to anyone thinking of ordering the larger bucket sight unseen DO NOT do it. If you want a loud ring when you drop a coin in it, you will be disappointed.
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On 2013-08-19 21:58, S2000magician wrote:
Bed Bath and Beyond has a 7" × 7" stainless steel utensil bucket:

http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.......&RN=105&

$14.99.

Looks pretty good, and I'd bet that it sounds even better.

Surprisingly it sounds terrible. Tried it last night and the bottom is very thick, like it might be multiple layers, and as a result it deadens the sound drastically. The smaller utensil holder they sell rings like a bell. I went with that one. So to anyone thinking of ordering the larger bucket sight unseen DO NOT do it. If you want a loud ring when you drop a coin in it, you will be disappointed.

Good call.

(Although buying it sound unheard seems more to the point than buying it sight unseen. Smile )

I would never buy something like this without trying it first; glad that you did and that you found what you needed.

(If I were doing a Miser's Dream routine with a utensil bucket, I'd probably start with the bucket on my table, with utensils in it. After producing the first coin, I'd look around for something into which to put it, notice the bucket, dump out the utensils, and go from there. There should be no heat on the bucket at all, and everyone will know exactly what it is.)
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I'm working on a version with a glass bucket (see through). Its small flower vase. Doesn't give exactly the nice bell type ring, but it still sounds loud enough to hear and it works rather well and has the added benefit of spectators seeing the coins fall in. I'm trying to get it to work where I can do it with a simple wine glass.

Just a thought to consider if you want to go outside the classic route. Some of the earliest examples of this routine were done with a gentleman's hat, which made no sound at all until the second coin was dropped.

Try to consider where you will be performing and ask if there are any unique receptacles that might add to your routine...
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"I'd probably start with the bucket on my table, with utensils in it. After producing the first coin, I'd look around for something into which to put it, notice the bucket, dump out the utensils, and go from there. There should be no heat on the bucket at all, and everyone will know exactly what it is.)"

That's the Vernon touch, there. I love to see attention to the little details like that.
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Just a thought to consider if you want to go outside the classic route. Some of the earliest examples of this routine were done with a gentleman's hat, which made no sound at all until the second coin was dropped.

Often a plate (probably a bread plate) was put into the hat first, so that there was sound for the first coin, and a lot more sound for the remaining coins.
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I use the BB&B bucket. The one that I bought has a nice ring to it. I think that it cost about $9. It sits on my table with a few props in it which I use until I'm ready for the routine.
I also have the bell bucket from Magic Inc., which is now about 20 years old. The inside is tarnished but the outside still looks great, and I found that it has the best ring of anything I ever used. The main problem I had with it is the weight. Pretty heavy compared to the utility bucket.
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On 2013-08-21 22:54, bobthemagicdoerguy wrote:
"I'd probably start with the bucket on my table, with utensils in it. After producing the first coin, I'd look around for something into which to put it, notice the bucket, dump out the utensils, and go from there. There should be no heat on the bucket at all, and everyone will know exactly what it is.)"

That's the Vernon touch, there. I love to see attention to the little details like that.

You flatter me.
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Boden has some creative ways to use the paint pail, including the handle, to one's advantage. His free video is worth a look just for the ideas he has.

Bruce
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Does anyone have the new Tora Coin Pail? Is it any good?
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Al Flosso used a beat up coffee can. I have seen elaborate buckets, but it's not necessary. Check out Levent's dvds on the Miser's Dream and also highly recommend Robert Baxt's version too.
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I'm not very good at palming. Recently, someone gave me one of the last Mikame sets available before they were discontinued. However, there are no instructions. Anyone have them printed or on a regular size DVD? I have the small DVD and can't use it. Thanks!
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