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MichaelCGM
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Was looking for a Deluxe Silver Sceptor. Sold out everywhere. Found a regular Silver Scepter on Ebay (new). Got it today. The elastic is so weak that it's useless. This one was made in India. Here's the link, so that others may not be disappointed.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Silver-Scepter-M......65ba24aa
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TommyJ
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Michael, I have an extra one I do not use. Send me your address on PM and I will ship it out to you. You can have it. I hate when I hear about people getting ripped off.
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Would it be serviceable if you replaced the elastic?
Bluesman
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I replaced my elastic the same day I got my. This is a great item.
The Baldini
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I was at the magic warehouse in Baltimore just a few days ago and they had a few, I actually played with one to see if I would like it and I did like it.
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Change the elastic and it will work a treat.
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MichaelCGM
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Thanks for all the input, guys. I took a closer look, after reading your suggestions to replace the elastic, and I'm not sure it can be changed, unless one cuts off the old and wedges something down in each tip when putting the new elastic in. I may give that a try, but I'm going to contact the seller and let him know about the problem.

Tommy, I'm sending you a PM. Thanks for your very generous offer. I want to compare the two wands to see if, maybe someone in India is selling a substandard model. The instructions do seem to sound genuine though. After I've compared the two, I'll give you ghuys a heads=up on my findings.

Again, thanks for all the input.
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Al Kazam the Magic Man
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Can I suggest you contact John Breeds. In his great book he has a section on the silver sceptre. In it he details how to change the elastic and it's quite easy to follow.

Here's a simple way. You will have to cut the old elastic and get it the end bits removed from the ends. Put the new elastic through the smaller end of the end bits, and tie a few knots on the end of the elastic and try it to make sure it will definitely stay in the end piece when you do the trick. Then thread the elastic through the wand and stretch it about and inch or so and use a safety pin through the elastic to hold it in that position. Then thread the elastic through the other end piece and try and do the same as the other end. I did this about 2 years back with mine and I'm still using it now for over 500 shows and it's still hanging in there. Try to get elastic thread that has at least 35% elastin. <----important
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The Baldini
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Can someone tell us where to get good elastic.my local hobby shop only has the cheap kind.
Dan Ford
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Go to a store that sells fabric and they will carry the elastic you need. Look on the percentage of rubber in the elastic and get the highest percent you can buy. It comes in different ratios of rubber vs. polyester.
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Good quality elastic is easily available......and the simplest knot for the job is a "sliding stop knot" (look it up), with two or maybe three loops. To feed the elastic through the tube, simply pass a thin string through first, and tie it to the elastic. Push it through the small end holes with a thin metal spike of some kind (a nail works fine).
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Dave the elastic I purchased was from A. C. Moore called Stretchrite it is 1/4 inch x 3 yards. Also check places like Joannes fabric shop and even places like WalMart.
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Thanks everyone for the tips. Very helpful.
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Quote:
On 2014-01-11 05:50, garydunn wrote:
Best one on the market today:

http://www.practical-magic.com/component......Itemid=0

+1
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Wow, this is great information. I wish I had seen this before. I've been through two silver sceptres. Pardon the pun, but this info is gold.
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Al Kazam wrote "Then thread the elastic through the wand and stretch it about and inch or so and use a safety pin through the elastic to hold it in that position." I'll add, "give the wand a trial run." I re-elasticed [a new word for the dictionary?} my silver wand and it wasn't right, but I didn't find out until after I had sewed the new elastic in! Silly me. I haven't yet gotten round to re-cutting the elastic to fix it so I can use it.
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MichaelCGM
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Absolutely brilliant information in this thread. I'm thinkin' that it was worth getting a bad wand, if it lead to all these valuable tips. I looked at the link that Gary posted. They have a covered model that looks really interesting. I may just take the plunge and order that one. Let me count my pennies. Smile Thanks a million, gentlemen. Keep it coming.
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TommyJ
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I shipped my extra one to you Tuesday mike. You should get it soon. I had a few extras. I've always replaced the elastic on mine. It's not too hard but you have to find the right elastic.
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MichaelCGM
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Got it today, Tommy. Thanks a million. The elastic is much, much better. Don't know when I'll add it to the show, but but I really appreciate your help. I'll take a look at your catalogue as well. Smile
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