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Here is a link to a working table/case.
Does anyone use this?

It looks like a good idea. It could work pretty well for everything except street magic, it seems.

It is $350. however, are there other similar ideas for cheaper? Lighter weight, locking,
cheap, working surface, right height to work from?

Thanks a lot,
frank Hand Crafted Magic
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Hi Frank,

A friend of mine uses a "table/case" similar to those you have shown...
He bought it somewhere here in Italy so I don't think it could be useful for you if I will tell you exactly where...
I think that if you have the time and the desire.. you can do one on your own.. with your specific need.

I think a cage/table like this is useful to transport and store object even if you are on stage... In my opinion a table like this it is not particularly elegant but....
Sure its usefulness can compensate for his little-grace.

Sid Mayer
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You might look for what was/is called a "lap desk" (desk, NOT dance). These are rather shallow wooden boxes with a hinged lid. The lid is attached at an angle intended as a writing surface. This slight angle improves visibility of your performance. The interior of the box is compartmented for storage.

You might find one at an antique shop. I got mine at a "house sale." These "desks" are easily modified by adding a simple latch, a carrying handle, changing the compartmentation, mounting a closeup pad on the outside of the lid, etc. They are great for closeup. You could also mount an appropiate flange on the bottom and carry a lightweight tripod such as is used for photo lights and music stands.

And, if you can't find one, you could build one with fairly minimal effort.

Hope this helps,

All the world's a stage ... and everybody on it is overacting.
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I sell them in 2 sizes. And I have used mine for over 10 years and it still looks great!
Sets up in two seconds to become a working table and closes in two seconds to become an ideal carrying case for any type of act.

Made of 3/8" plywood then glued and nailed for strength. Covered with a charcoal color nonwoven poly fiber for the distinctive look of a pro. Won't scratch like paint. Velcro compatible.

Large table measures 24x13x27 closed. Open it is 25x13x39. $299.99

Small table measures 18x13x26 closed. Open it is 18x13x27. $269.99

Both sizes available in Black or Charcoal.
Plus P & H.
go to the magic studio side then magic items, then new and it will be on the 4th page. E-mail me if you need any help.

Michael Night
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