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On Jan 28, 2016, 1KJ wrote:
I have this, and my gimmick was not well made either. They could have easily been made better. Unfortunately, whoever made them was careless. With my gimmick, when showing one hole, another hole is partially exposed. Interesting effect to have one and a half holes on the card, but I don't think that is what we are going for.


Oh my..! A partially exposed hole is beyond reasonably acceptable when compared with the much trivial misalignment issue. Smile

Since the ad copy states that Tom Elderfield's Space Time is a hand-crafted gimmick with attention to every detail, and this is a a manufacturing defect, the sellers are liable to honor an replacement.
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On Jan 28, 2016, danskefogden wrote:
Void is much better than Space time, space time gimmick not easy use and bad made.


Hi, Would you do a proper review on this? Which parts of Tom Elderfield's Space Time gimmick are difficult to use and poorly made? How does the gimmick affect your performance? Have you checked with others if they received some well-constructed Space Time gimmicks?
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I might prefer mass produced gimmick ... At least mass produced gimmicks are mostly made by machines . Hand made gimmicks however , has a tendency to carry errors , it's made by humans and mostly made at a fast speed .
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On Jan 28, 2016, danskefogden wrote:
Void is much better than Space time, space time gimmick not easy use and bad made.


Hi, Would you do a proper review on this? Which parts of Tom Elderfield's Space Time gimmick are difficult to use and poorly made? How does the gimmick affect your performance? Have you checked with others if they received some well-constructed Space Time gimmicks?


+1 on this one too.. Would want to read more about this..
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Sam - you should contact where you purchased it & Get a New one ! I didn't buy it cause I read a review on penguin magic Same problem you have !
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Would it be possible to remake the gimmick with some arts and crafts?
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Tom showed me this a few years ago and I remember just cussing him out for it. Its a gorgeous piece of magic with a stunning gimmick. This think could only be a hit!
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Indeed Alan, if they were made correctly. In the meantime I say leave well alone.
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Would it be possible to remake the gimmick with some arts and crafts?


Yes, Sean, I think it would be very doable to remake it. It's not a couple minute project, but maybe

thirty minutes.

KJ
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Would it be possible to remake the gimmick with some arts and crafts?


Yes, Sean, I think it would be very doable to remake it. It's not a couple minute project, but maybe

thirty minutes.

KJ


I did tried making the gimmick for CROSS ( which I think revolved around the same principle for Space Time ) . I succeeded making an acceptable one after 2 tries . Each taking about an hour . The measurement and cutting is enough to kill me ... It's possible to make an acceptable one , but it takes lots of patience .
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I love this thing! Mine came constructed perfectly and even then I was able to remake one pretty easily.
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I love this thing! Mine came constructed perfectly and even then I was able to remake one pretty easily.


So you made another one and it is easy for you ... !

Wow ...
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I love this thing! Mine came constructed perfectly and even then I was able to remake one pretty easily.


So you made another one and it is easy for you ... !

Wow ...


I'm not sure if that "wow" is a good wow or a bad wow. In any case, you just have to pull your gimmick apart to see the exact measurements.
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It's a good wow ... U must have been quite skilled in making gimmicks then ... I'm a little curious why you pulled your newly arrived perfectly constructed Space Time gimmick apart just to make another one .
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It's a good wow ... U must have been quite skilled in making gimmicks then ... I'm a little curious why you pulled your newly arrived perfectly constructed Space Time gimmick apart just to make another one .


To have a different kinda card? In the demo is always the Jack of Spades if I'm not mistaken.
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On Jan 31, 2016, Magician560 wrote:
It's a good wow ... U must have been quite skilled in making gimmicks then ...


Alex is the creator of Holered, so I'm not surprised if he has gifted craftsmanship in gimmickry.

Don't you think that it is natural for any maker to be tempted to explore the inner workings of any handcrafted gimmick more by ripping a perfect gimmick apart and examining it, either to make more of them, or to adopt the method in other gaff card projects? Smile
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I see ~ got what you mean . For a creater , seeing the inside definitely helps to spark more creativity and future ideas .
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I love this thing! Mine came constructed perfectly and even then I was able to remake one pretty easily.


No doubt that Space Time is an ingenious product from the creative mind of Tom Elderfield. I'm glad that you received a perfectly-constructed handcrafted gimmick. From the perspectives of most buyers, a perfect gimmick should have these characteristics:

(1) Undetected disruptive camouflage
(2) Undisturbed continuous opening
(3) High-cycle fatigue life
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I wish there's a product teaches people how to 'make gimmicks'. I am very interested to learn. Never been a handy person but I'd love to.
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I opened it to see the exact measurements, as I had been playing with a similar method, and I wanted to see how my measurements compared to the ones used in Space Time. Not to hijack this topic, but I had to remove Holered, as it was unoriginal. Returning to Space Time, once you understand the method behind it, you should be able to construct one pretty easily. If you need any help with the measurements shoot me a PM.

-Alex
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