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Dangit! Guess I'll have to start working on a video for the film fest! Congrats Puggo!!
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Thanks Sammy! I've already cut a few that way - all but one lined up nicely. The one that didn't? I must have been watching TV at the same time or something because I cut those slots way out of line!! I've tried some with the slot at the lower end of the box and that works real well.

Next up... I think I am going to make an adjustment to loosen mine up just a little. I can get it apart enough to reset it but a lot of times I have to pull so hard I pull it completely apart. Not aproblem if I'm alone but not good if I am trying to reset it unnoticed by others! I was hoping it would loosen up on its own with use but that doesn’t appear to be the case. Anyone else have to adjust theirs yet?

Thanks!

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Was that IR hitting the floor or my jaw?
Amazing, Jamie I'll PM you ASAP.

Now that I've calmed down (I just LOVE the AIP bottles, but Santa has not yet come through with the goods!), I think this thread has been great and a bit unusual... why..?

No 'bashing', no 'flaming', just some great people sharing ideas and experiences. Thanks all.

BTW I went out 'cold calling' today, as the residency I had last Christmas has gone for Country and Western theme nights this year (yes, really!). A couple of places wanted to see a quick effect, so I used IR and a quick card effect I use. IR really packed a punch - quick, easy to follow, easy to describe and utterly amazing.

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On 2011-09-01 22:37, J-Mac wrote:
Someone mentioned completely opening up a card box to cut the slots in it. I have started to open up a few but getting that side seam apart cleanly is a bear! Opening up the bottom is easy enough but the sides are kicking my butt! Any particular method work well? Alternatively I will probably try to purchase some boxes if I can find them at a decent price. It's a shame I can't open my existing boxes cleanly, as I have dozens of them from old worn out decks.

Thanks!

Jim

Yeah, Sammy was right as that would be me. Like I previously mentioned I’m a tad anal retentive when it comes to precision. If you’re trying to take apart the boxes by hand you’ll simply end up ruining them. The trick is in using a Xacto knife to open up the sides and bottom. I normally use the rounded blade for that and I can completely open up a box very neatly in about 30 seconds. Just shove the blade into the sides, and or bottom and gently move the blade along in a rocking motion and you’re done! If you give it a try you’ll quickly see just how easy and pain free it is. One of the reasons I prefer to open the box is that when I glue it back together I do so with the block inside in the open position. That way I have a perfect fit with no need for the box to stretch. Smile
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On 2011-09-02 00:51, J-Mac wrote:
Anyone else have to adjust theirs yet?

Thanks!

Jim


Not yet. I holds up great! Someone really pulled on it the other day and it didn't budge.
I like to always reset in private. If there's nowhere to hide, I have a drape for under my table to duck behind.
I carry enough material so that I don't need to reset anything for at least an hour.
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I got mine this morning & it is a beauty!

I did the routine I have been working on(before I got it) & it passed the wife test with flying colors & a WTF!

I made a new box & put tape over the slits on the inside,I had problems with the bits getting caught.

I can not wait to try this out table hopping tonight,I know it is going to kill.


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On 2011-09-02 16:00, Michael Peterson wrote:

I made a new box & put tape over the slits on the inside,I had problems with the bits getting caught.



Mike


That's exactly the issue I was referring to and why I opt to cut out a coin type of slot rather than just a simple slit. By the way, the tape on the inside is a good idea if you just wish to use a simple slit cut on the box.
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Yes, Yes. Brilliant!

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I'm not using a coin,so the slit with the tape is working perfectly.

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On 2011-09-02 16:42, Michael Peterson wrote:
I'm not using a coin,so the slit with the tape is working perfectly.

Mike


Clever idea with the tape on the inside - gonna try it.

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I haven't had any problem with bits getting caught so far. On the boxes I made up I cut some as slots as gaffed pointed out, and one I just cut slits as described by Watchmaker above. Again, no problems! As far as sound being an issue I haven't had any problems with sound. Actually this thing has been pretty near perfect in operation so far! I thought I was stretching my budget to buy the IR I have; now I am considering getting a second - at least! Like someone mentioned here, you never know when production may halt for any number of reasons. I want to make sure I'm set for a long, long time with my IR(s)!!

Thanks again Jamie!

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I just did this at work & they were all clueless,I'm digging this Smile


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On 2011-09-02 17:26, J-Mac wrote:
I thought I was stretching my budget to buy the IR I have; now I am considering getting a second - at least! Like someone mentioned here, you never know when production may halt for any number of reasons. I want to make sure I'm set for a long, long time with my IR(s)!!

Thanks again Jamie!

Jim


I approached Jamie at Magic Live and told him that I liked IR so much that I was considering purchasing a back up. Jamie said "John Kennedy says that you don't really own a trick if you only have one!" I immediately bought a second one!

I may have shared this story before, not sure!

Jim, I have had to adjust mine several times. My biggest problem occured about two weeks after purchase. Suddenly mine was so tight that it was virtually impossible to reset.
I have posted on this before, but readjusting the block may take a bit of patience (10 to 20 minutes to get it just right), but is very simple, and no big deal at all.

Cheers!
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On 2011-09-02 19:27, Sammy J. wrote:

I approached Jamie at Magic Live and told him that I liked IR so much that I was considering purchasing a back up. Jamie said "John Kennedy says that you don't really own a trick if you only have one!" I immediately bought a second one!

I may have shared this story before, not sure!

Jim, I have had to adjust mine several times. My biggest problem occured about two weeks after purchase. Suddenly mine was so tight that it was virtually impossible to reset.
I have posted on this before, but readjusting the block may take a bit of patience (10 to 20 minutes to get it just right), but is very simple, and no big deal at all.

Cheers!
Sammy


Just make sure you keep all of the pins lubricated. Also, I really like it to be tight. That way there is almost no possibility of a spectator discovering the secret, and I'm not at all concerned about the reset time, and or effort. Also, (I'm sure I won't be giving anything away here as it wouldn't make any sense if you don't have it) don't use a screw driver but use a nail setter. Let's just say it's round and tapered which gives a more even spread and sooo much easier to do it properly.

I'm in no position to buy two which is why mine is still immaculate due to my keeping mine clean and well coated with a good wipe down with a silicone impregnated cloth , and at times a good coat of Rem Oil followed up with the aforementioned cloth. Simply amazing how living on a pension and numerous medical bills can force one to be more careful with expensive and cherished items! Smile
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On 2011-09-02 20:10, gaffed wrote:
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On 2011-09-02 19:27, Sammy J. wrote:

I approached Jamie at Magic Live and told him that I liked IR so much that I was considering purchasing a back up. Jamie said "John Kennedy says that you don't really own a trick if you only have one!" I immediately bought a second one!

I may have shared this story before, not sure!

Jim, I have had to adjust mine several times. My biggest problem occured about two weeks after purchase. Suddenly mine was so tight that it was virtually impossible to reset.
I have posted on this before, but readjusting the block may take a bit of patience (10 to 20 minutes to get it just right), but is very simple, and no big deal at all.

Cheers!
Sammy


Just make sure you keep all of the pins lubricated. Also, I really like it to be tight. That way there is almost no possibility of a spectator discovering the secret, and I'm not at all concerned about the reset time, and or effort.


Phil, thanks for the suggestions on keeping the back-up pristine. I did wipe everything down with the silicone cloth, but will keep an eye on things.

When I mention that mine was too tight, I mean I was actually bruising my thumbs, fingers and palms when resetting. It would take 5 -10 minutes to get it into position for fine tuning the reset. For me, that was too tight. It is now working perfectly. I have found that once in a while I need to "tweak" the fit to my liking. I have probably executed the "move" a thousand times, which could explain why I have had to make a minor adjustment from time to time.

I also like it firm, but after over 100 performances, have not had anyone come close to even trying the reset move!

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On 2011-09-02 20:10, gaffed wrote:

Just make sure you keep all of the pins lubricated. Also, I really like it to be tight. That way there is almost no possibility of a spectator discovering the secret, and I'm not at all concerned about the reset time, and or effort. Also, (I'm sure I won't be giving anything away here as it wouldn't make any sense if you don't have it) don't use a screw driver but use a nail setter. Let's just say it's round and tapered which gives a more even spread and sooo much easier to do it properly.



Using a nail setter to adjust it is a great idea. It was a little difficult to adjust using the screwdriver.
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On 2011-09-02 22:21, sabitu wrote:

Using a nail setter to adjust it is a great idea. It was a little difficult to adjust using the screwdriver.


If you don't have, or wish to purchase a nail setter a Phillips screwdriver (one of the smaller ones) will also do nicely in lieu of a regular one. Personally, I would stay away from and never use regualr screwdriver.
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I've used Olive Oil...

But now (still over a week of use), it's a wee bit easy to reset.

Any idea to make it tight again? I've wiped off any excess oil from pegs and wells with cloth....

Still a bit too easy to reset.

2 spectators found out the mechanism because of this. The slightest hairline exposes it all.

Many of the posts are helping to make it easier to reset....

Any thought any making it tighter????
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For the slit I can recommend using a nail file.
You can filing away the overlapping pieces of cardboard
from inside of the box. worked great for me
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Congrats Puggo, well done.
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