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For many years I've used the Drawer Box to produce a rabbit. I find it to be the perfect production item for a bunny (Large Box).The rabbit can be loaded before the start with the drawer pulled out a bit to provide breathing room. If you use a large box, you will find that the bunny sits comfortable inside the load chamber.
My routine starts off with The Rabbit In Hat Silk Routine. This a fun routine on it's own.
After loading the bunny, put the large red silk inside the outer compartment make sure that it well hidden and have it also open a bit so the silk won't get crushed.
Get the birthday child up to help. I states that I have a top hat to produce a bunny. You then pick up the drawer box put it on the table and say "here it is". The kids will protest that it's a box, you tell them that the hat is in the box, and if they would like to see it. You pull out the 18 inch red silk folded in your hand and say "here it is" the kids will protest that it's a handkerchief. Open it to show the picture of a top hat.
Tell them that a invisible rabbit is in the hat and to prevent the rabbit from jumping out you tie a knot (fake knot)in the middle of the silk. Now have the helper hold both end of the silk and say "don't undo the knot" and as you walk away gently pull the helper hands apart and the silk will become undone, repeat the tying and say " if she does it again you just let me know". I repeat this 3 times and you will get all involved with the screaming.
Carry on with the routine that comes with the silk set.
After producing the small bunny silk, put the silk in the drawer box in the same outer part where the red silk was, this time have a bit of the silk sticking out of the box hidden with your left hand. Shut the box and tell the children that the silk will disappear after the magic word, you then states that the silk is gone but the kids sees the silk sticking out and starts to shout that the silk is still there. I repeat this about 3 times. Eventually, push all of the silk inside, shut the drawer and produce the bunny.
I should mention that --I believe that telling them that the silk will disappear and not that it will turn into a bunny makes a bigger surprise.
I hope some of you will find this routine good enough to put it in you performance---I would be delighted.
Tricky Ricky
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Thanks Ricky. I have always enjoyed your particular style of thinking with magic tricks.

Gerry
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Thanks for sharing that, Ricky. I really like all the comedy business and the non-linear (to the audience) climax to the routine - where the magician says they will disappear the rabbit silk, but instead, having misdirected the audience's expectations, they transform the rabbit silk into a live bunny. I look forward to trying it out. Thanks again.
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Can you recommend a good place to purchase a large drawer box?
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Hi Ken.
The Drawer box I use have both drawers made from plexi and the sleeve made from wood, this makes it quite heavy. I'm now looking for a lighter one.
Daytona Magic makes a nice one that looks like a school bus.
As I've stated in the post that the drawer box to me is one of the best animal loading prop there is. A good size one have the bunny sitting quite comfortably --you can load the bunny at the start, just remember to pull the inside drawer out a bit to give the bunny breathing space.
I performed it today in one of my camp shows and discovered a funny new bit with the hat silk. I ask the children where do you wear a hat? The kids yell "on your head" so I draped the hat silk over my head with three quarters of the silk hanging in front of my face. Now tell the children to blow at the silk and it will disappear but not all you just some of you. All the kid will end up blowing. As they start blowing you turn your back and blow hard and the silk will fly off your head. I do this a few times and the laughs were many.
Ken, If and when you find a drawer box please forward the info.
Tricky Ricky
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Ricky,

Thank you for sharing. I will report back here when and if I find suitable Drawer box.
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Hi Ken.
Tora Magic sells a very nice Drawer Box in 2 sizes--the large called Whammy box and a small version. Seems that only shop that have this is in UK (Mission Magic)
I can't find any dealers in the US. Maybe you can try to fund a dealer that have this one.
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Ken,

You might want to consider Owen Magic Supreme.

Gerry
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Gerry - we bought from the original Owen Brothers in L>A> Calif in the 50-70's - who owens it now?? HadaLarge Box- sold it a couple years ago - it was NICE-from the Orig. Owens.
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Laflin Magic Store sells a larger drawer box (as does Dazzling Magic).

https://davidandteesha.com/product/super-drawer-box/

I haven't seen the prop in person, so I don't know about the quality.

Fairchild Magic used to make a drawer box, but I don't see it on the website just now.

- Donald
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I forgot to mention one more. Mel Babcock also makes a nice looking drawer box.

http://home.nwi.net/~magicmel/drawerbox.html

Again, I haven't seen the prop in person. But I own a few of his other props, and the workmanship is outstanding.

- Donald
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Alan Zagorsky is running the shop. They're at www.owenmagic.com

I still think Owens makes the best stuff. You may pay a slightly higher price, but their workmanship is top notch in my book.

Gerry
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Hi Guys.
I emailed Mission Magic that sells Tora Whammy Drawer Box. He said that the box comes with 2 other drawers inside to make 3 productions.
I emailed back to find out if I can remove the inside 2 inside sections. I've yet to get a reply.
In my thinking, any nice large drawer box will do, It's not the box that is the focal point, rather it's the routine you put together to produce the bunny.
Ricky
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YES~! It's NOT THE BOX!!! IT'S THE SILK ROUTINE! "Thee and me" appear to think like twin brothers!

I read your first post, and, then, got busy for a few days. and didn't return to your thread. (I'm busier now, retired, than I was when I was on the road!!!!!!!!!!!!

I like "O. Henry finishes", and, from reading your routine, you do too! (SURPRISES are an ESSENTIAL PART of ENTERTAINMENT!) Too many magicians "miss" that important point. I think that way too often, they TELL, when they should SELL!

Generally, I am not fond of "tubes, boxes, cans, pans, and red velvet bags on a stick". Years ago, when I was planning to use a dove routine in my school show. I stopped at Abbott's, to confer with my friend, Neil Foster. Neil had done several seasons, playing the knowledge boxes (!) and I wanted his opinions on production methods. (Abbott''s was selling Foster's Dove From Silk", it was new then. I had three birds, and wanted three different methods (surprises). We finally decided on Tony Kardyro's Dove Bag, Neil's Dove From Silk, and, Abbott's Pandora Casket (a changing tube).

After some thought, I used the Pandora Casket with a small boy. It involved a 36" white silk, and the casket. If I remember (it's 40 years since I've done it!) the routine involved the boy trying to vanish the silk, in the casket. After some comedy business, the casket was opened (no silk! but, a bird popped out. IT PLAYED! (The casket was "played under"!) We were doing a "silk" trick!) SURPRISE!!!

Yup! "Thee and me" think alike!
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Thank you for selling me your plexiglass Drawer Box, Tricky Ricky whien we were in Canada together. I am going to add a few touch ups to it. I will show you pictures when I have it done.
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That drawer box got too heavy for me. I'm now having one made from light plastic board.
When you saw my case roll on table, you must've wondered where are all my props. All I have are ropes, sponge, silks a and my coin pail, other times I'd change the props and carry Stratosphere, chop cup. The largest prop I have is the rabbit production drawer box or sometimes use the hat to produce the bunny. With my bad shoulder I've to go lite.
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Yup! The skills that we carry in our heads, are MUCH LIGHTER than the props in the case! --And, "it don't take brains to be uncomfortable!" --eh! (I threw in that last word for Ricky! (He's Canadian!)
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Hi Dick.
Great to get a post from you.
Would like to get my hands on your (Road Scholar Book).
Please PM me.
BTW---I'm Jamaican Chinese--Ha!
Ricky
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Tricky Ricky, thanks again for selling me your Drawer Box. This is where I am so far:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzVd3b_A8i0&feature=youtu.be

This is only the start. I have many other ideas in my mind.
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Putting that routine together in such a short time shows your creativeness. Ebony and Ivory, that's a nice way to incorporate your black and white silk into a nice routine. I'm quite sure you could put a entire show together on that Ebony and Ivory and sell it to the schools.
My creative and great children's entertainer Buck Macleod is in the process of making for me a little smaller and much liter Drawer Box from plastic using a 3D Printer. I've put together a few good routines with the box.
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