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knmagic
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Can anyone point me to a right source for bottom up roller shade, black color please? I need it to replace the old one in an origami illusion, I recently acquired. I tried the shade from Home Depot but it wouldn't retract smoothly and would stop half way. Someone told me the bottom up roller shade should work fine. If anyone has a better advice, please let me know also. PM me if you don't want to talk publicly. I really appreciate your help.
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UMM... the origami doesn't use a rollershade.. what are you using it for?
knmagic
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I probably use the wrong term...It's the cover for the base when you push the box in....I don't want to say too much here.
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The reason the roller blind stops is because you have to remove the lock device from the roller blinds.

I may be wrong, but I think someone was pulling your leg about the bottom up roller blind.

Tom Palmer has a book on building a Vanishing Dove Cage, in it he explained how to take the device out and remove the locking pin, also how to cut the blinds length shorter.

http://www.magicinc.net/cageydoves.aspx

Also these do not come with black cloth already, you have to locate the material and attach it yourself.

If you know who built your illusion, it is best to contact them and get the correct materials from them. Some of these 'space age' materials are hard to find and only available in very large quantities from the supplier.
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Craig Dickens
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Authentic Origami illusions do not use roller shades for this application.
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Ray Pierce
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There are really two different issues here. The first is that as Michael and Craig have noted, there is no roller blind on a real Origami. The second issue is the roller blind and although I have never heard of the term "bottom up" they might be referring to a single notch roller which will catch when placed one direction but is free running when placed the other way. Most roller blinds have two notches in them and the typical solution is to remove the pawls that catch in the notches. If you can find a single notch roller, you don't have to go to all the extra effort. Just make sure it is oriented the correct way when you install it.

The most important issue is do you have a licensed and legitimate Origami illusion? If so then you can modify it and repair it however you like, if not then most would hasten to make any recommendations.
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A roller blind on a origami is a very bad idea (even on a authentic one) - it will show things that you don't want the audience to see/notice!!!
knmagic
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Thank you all for the advice and pointers. I got a used one and was told that it from the pros and it needs some works done to restore it. Since I have no idea how it was constructed, I just guessed the missing part was the roller shade...I really don't know what I have.
I am not a pro. I am just a hobbyist and I perform for charity events only so I'll take it as a lost for me on this illusion.
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Knmagic: PM sent.
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