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jay leslie
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How does the string attach to the end if the benson sticks? I've never seen this

Thanks.
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I know the routine
It does not show how the cord is attached.
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Old thread but I know a partial answer. I had an old Mak Magic set of sticks. That I had bought used from someone. They were the type where you could have a cord at the back of the sticks. I beleve that there was a little thin dowel that held the cord in place. The Sticks that George Millworth made I believe the ends come off and the cord is knotted inside of both sticks.
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Alexander Great (A&B Magic) made a very nice set of Chinese sticks. The ends unscrewed and a length of string ran through a hole in the back of each stick and was tied to an eyelet on the weight.

The string would be seen to actually move back & forth when the tassels would rise and drop...

Because the ends unscrew it is an easy procedure to replace the severed string.

Julie
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On Oct 14, 2017, RS1963 wrote:
Old thread but I know a partial answer. I had an old Mak Magic set of sticks. That I had bought used from someone. They were the type where you could have a cord at the back of the sticks. I beleve that there was a little thin dowel that held the cord in place. The Sticks that George Millworth made I believe the ends come off and the cord is knotted inside of both sticks.


I had a set like that, years ago. They were made by Joe Fenichel. They were square sticks, and, had wooden plugs on both ends. The plug at the rear ends, had a tiny bit of dowel inserted (snug fit) in a hole in the plug. A bit of cord, matching the "working cords, was "wedged" into the holes.

My Brema Sticks have threaded brass plugs which fit in the rear ends of the sticks. The plugs have tiny holes into which the string is knotted.
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If I was making some I would just have a couple of holes about 3/4 in deep that didn't go though all the way and I would knot the cord and jam it in the hole.

Alternatively you could have a slotted cork that sat flush.
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