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John Long
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Has anyone tried to construct the mason jar gimmick for the Passe Coins and Glass as described in Dan Harlan's rendition of Tarbell #23?

I am interested in trying this, but Dan gave virtually no details on the construction of the gimmick, and I'm not sure how to get access to the tools, or if there are some easier ways to do it.

You can PM me if you think your response would be too detailed for an open forum.


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John
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Hey John,

I've made the gimmick. I can send you some pictures of it next week when I get back to my house. You won't need any tools besides sandpaper really. The rest is constructed with tape and magnets. These are the magnets I used.

http://www.kjmagnetics.com/proddetail.asp?prod=D301

I find that about 3 of them arranged in a triangle give the proper amount of hold for a dollar sized washer.

You really should put in the time to build this effect. It's a show stopper and I get great reactions every time.

Feel free to PM me if you have any other questions.
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Thanks Bob. I will wait for your pictures (my email is listed in my profile).

I agree that it looks like a very nice effect. I will go out and buy some mason jars!

John
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If you get a Rotary Tool, it will save you a lot of time (instead of sanding or filing):
http://www.toolbarn.com/blackdecker-rtx-......od14gM9Q
You'll also want Grinding Bits like these:
http://www.toolsmithdirect.com/3-pc-grin......ols.html

I have made one change since putting the routine on video. I no longer "add-on" the special lid. Instead, I have one COMPLETE assembly which I simply switch-in after the initial lid has been "examined." It's faster and quieter that way.

As I'm sure bobandjim would tell you, it's really pretty easy to make and well worth it. Have fun!
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Hi Dan, Welcome to the Coin Forum here...Smile

Like your work man, and this is a neat update on an old classic. You perform it well...Good job and thanks for dropping by here, much appreciated.

Incidentally, your "Tarbell Course" work is a great treatise and update on magic, love your new twists & turns to the effects. Smile

Please try to drop by here more often, so we can see what you're doing (especially with them coins) Smile and you can see what we're doing…We be doing some good stuff, too now and again…The BIG, small and All of us here. Smile

-Mb
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*Oh, and here's a little welcoming gift for you, Dan… Smile

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xC2z7xQZ-6U&feature=youtu.be
*Check out my latest: The MB Tanspo PLUS, MB's Morgan, Copper Silver INC, Double Trouble, FlySki, Crimp Change - REDUX!, and other fine magic at gumroad.com/mb217magic Smile


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Beautiful.
John Long
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Thanks Dan.

Marian: nice
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After re-looking at the instructions, I agree that it is not a complicated thing to make the gimmick.
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I'm considering a new twist on the plot for this effect.

While looking for some stickers to use, I came across stickers that look like coins:

American coins:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004K4C......KIKX0DER

and "Bitcoins"
http://www.cafepress.com/+bitcoin+bumper......stickers

With the bitcoins, I could give some pseudo scientific explanation about how we pay for products with these ephemeral coins. I'm not sure if this adds to the effect, but it does give more interesting looking "coins" to use.
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