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Gary T.
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On 2012-11-04 10:00, Mr. Mystoffelees wrote:
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On 2012-10-24 11:20, Bapu wrote:
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You could also drill a small hole in one or both ends to insert small NEODYMIUM rod magnets.

Also not my idea.


While this idea certainly can work, where you really want the mag is in the middle...


drill it all the way out through the center so you have a hollow stick, then put a magnent all the way through it Smile now items can be slid up or down the want to where you want em Smile
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And you could naturally do that with pipe, or bamboo as well, bamboo wand... wonder if anybody has that...
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Not the middle. Porper makes a killer wand with two magnets, each about a quarter the way from each end. Allows a more natural grip (this was my design).

Charlie Miller used the cardboard tube you get on clothes hangars from the dry cleaners.
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I make my wands using 3/8" aluminum rods covered with black shrink tubing. It is just like the Ammar Mercury wand. Perfect balance and looks great. No Magnets but oh well. As far as the Potter wands go it you get the right one you can spin it quite easily. When I was in Orlando I got the wands for Sirius Black, Professor Snape, Cedric Diggory, and the Elder Wand. I can spin each one, mostly because the are basically symmetrical. The Sirius Black wand is the best for easy spinning.
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I have a wand with two hollow tips that can be removed, and a couple of matching knit balls that can be rolled into the tips. The idea is to show that the wand is hollow - and then prove that it is not. However, I have lost the instructions, and with them, the name of the trick. Does anyone know it?
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The Michael Ammar wand, is a very nice looking wand. It's also pretty heavy and perfect for the wandspin.

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OK Bill Palmer! Maybe this will "cut" this thread!

Alexander Hermann is said to have jerked the rung out his dressing room chair whenever he needed a wand!
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In my school program, I developed a comedy routine with just a "bunch" of wands, and a brakawa fan. It began with an "ordinary" wooden wand and some schtick, followed by an "ordinary" (!) breakaway wand which got three good laughs (best breakaway wand I ever had was made by Conrad Haden)and it finished with a .22 calibre shooting wand (which was followed by a show stop laugh. (The shooting wand was made by Alexander & Bonner in the early '50s) The whole wand bit, was climaxed by a breakaway fan, which always got four laughs followed by a big laugh, followed by a big mitt, and that was followed by one more laugh. The entire routine usually ran about 5 minutes. Only 'set up' was reloading the shooting wand. (I also had a .32 .cal shooting wand made by Fred Catiller, when I had a really big auditorium.) Oh! on two occasions, in Senior High Schools, the breakaway fan got a standing ovation!
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Personally I just use a pen that I always keep in my back pocket. Allows for a good strike vanish, and I use it in a coin to pencap routine.
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I will be getting a custom wand back from a wood spinner this week. It will turned Hickory (or cherry wood) with magnets embedded in each end. Then he is inlaying the tips with the small tubes from the steel ball and tube. The steel ball itslf will be at the tip of the wand ends and the magnets will be holding it in place. This is for a special segment on my new video on the steel ball and tube to be released in June.
I will post a photo of the wand next week.

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Charlie Miller used the cardboard tube you get on clothes hangars from the dry cleaners.
The hangar tube is what they make a flower production wand. I have some ideas for that.
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After seeing a number of phenomenal reviews, and owning several of his other pieces which very much impressed me, I ordered this wand from Joe Porper:

http://www.porperoriginals.com/new%20pic......wand.jpg

When I showed it to my good friend Dick Oslund, he proclaimed it as "Magic Jewelry".........that's an "Oslund-ism" I've come to truly appreciate over the years!

Joe has a reputation for making the World's Finest Pool Cues....and guess what?

His wands "ain't too bad, neither!"
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I have a couple of Porper wands and I love 'em! I have the one that came with this set: http://www.cupsandballsmagic.com/Joe-Por......ups.html and I have the Dai Vernon one.

I have a Moonlight magic 2 piece wand that I use with my coin boxes (they are matching) and the one I use when performing cups and balls is this one: http://www.cupsandballsmagic.com/Gareth-......and.html Personal choice but I prefer it to my Porper wands.

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On 2013-02-25 10:19, magicians wrote:
I will be getting a custom wand back from a wood spinner this week. It will turned Hickory (or cherry wood) with magnets embedded in each end. Then he is inlaying the tips with the small tubes from the steel ball and tube. The steel ball itslf will be at the tip of the wand ends and the magnets will be holding it in place. This is for a special segment on my new video on the steel ball and tube to be released in June.
I will post a photo of the wand next week.

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Charlie Miller used the cardboard tube you get on clothes hangars from the dry cleaners.
The hangar tube is what they make a flower production wand. I have some ideas for that.

This is the first of the ball and tube wands, this one is plastic with the balls held by magnets. They will be longer when produced.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-02aOu......1490.JPG
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The standard sized wand with ball ad tube tips
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I pop the tip off of either side to perform the Steel ball and tube effects.
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That's a very clever idea!
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On 2013-03-08 11:05, cupsandballsmagic wrote:
That's a very clever idea!

Thanks,
I have a friend who is making a few out of exotic woods. The one shown is made of 5/8' dowel. The magnet inside each end lends itself to some great effects. The "in plain site" aspect allows you to introduce the ball and tube as something different. The power of the wand is in its silver tips.
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The ball can be removed and the silver tipped wand can be used without it (compression fitting). But the magnet shoots the field through the ball and is still strong.
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Very nice idea and execution!
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On 2013-03-10 12:20, Wizard of Oz wrote:
Very nice idea and execution!

I am pleased with it, especially since I made this first one with only a drill and some sand paper.
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I will be getting a routine on DVD shortly. Using the wand to introduce the ball and tube at any time allows you to controll the pieces for reset. The prop is so natural to have before and after doing the routine.
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On 2012-10-23 18:13, wafflesthemagician wrote:
I've been looking to get a good wand, but I'm not quite sure who makes them. Any suggestions?


Everyone knows, The wizard doesn't choose the wand, "The wand chooses the wizard".

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On 2012-11-09 15:20, Dale J. O'Neill wrote:
I make my wands using 3/8" aluminum rods covered with black shrink tubing...


I just love this idea! The shrink tubing would give it a great look! You could then add contrasting shrink tubing to the ends as well, wouldn't be hard to slide some magnets down into the rod either. Guess what I'm doin' after payday?

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Here's the first demo of my Ball and Tube wand.
Magnets in both ends.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGgkMhQK9LM
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