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by Greg C
Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Performing Tenyo
Topic: Mental Bento and Miracle Dowsing Rods
Replies: 3
Views: 1544

Re: Mental Bento and Miracle Dowsing Rods

I'm glad you enjoyed it.
by Greg C
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Performing Tenyo
Topic: Mental Bento and Miracle Dowsing Rods
Replies: 3
Views: 1544

Mental Bento and Miracle Dowsing Rods

With the Bento being a divination and the Rods a general purpose revelation, I found the two work well together. From the time before personal computers and before my first typewriter I have done my scripts with dialog in upper case text. For me this is easier to read with the script on the table an...
by Greg C
Sun May 24, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: Focus On Tenyo
Topic: T-246 Trap Box
Replies: 36
Views: 28807

Re: T-246 Trap Box

There is a big difference between silicon and silicone. A silicon spray is what a sand blaster makes.
by Greg C
Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:07 pm
Forum: Performing Tenyo
Topic: "Well...That didn't work"
Replies: 8
Views: 4247

Re: "Well...That didn't work"

A person could use the Black Hole to produce the Geometrick effect. If one is ambitious, one could even put a hole in the middle of the prop and the gimmick.
by Greg C
Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:46 pm
Forum: Tenyo by Category
Topic: Japanese Only Tenyo
Replies: 42
Views: 35447

Re: Japanese Only Tenyo

I would think not. The hole in the skeleton is not the right shape.
by Greg C
Sun Aug 10, 2014 11:29 pm
Forum: Focus On Tenyo
Topic: T-132 The Ninja Experiment
Replies: 32
Views: 16770

Re: T-132 The Ninja Experiment

A possible replacement for the foam could be short sections of the fat, fuzzy pipe cleaners found in craft stores. I would think the fibers would hold up better than foam with use. They could be glued outside -- no disassembly required.

I haven't tried this. My foam is in good shape.
by Greg C
Sun Aug 10, 2014 11:23 pm
Forum: Focus On Tenyo
Topic: T-123 Billscape
Replies: 18
Views: 9156

Re: T-123 Billscape

The bands on the used one I have were the black plastic ones. They had deteriorated and I spent a lot of time getting the residue off.
by Greg C
Sun Aug 10, 2014 9:35 pm
Forum: Focus On Tenyo
Topic: T-183 Impossible Pen
Replies: 26
Views: 20293

Re: T-183 Impossible Pen

Thank you Rob Rand
by Greg C
Thu Aug 07, 2014 3:13 pm
Forum: Focus On Tenyo
Topic: T-183 Impossible Pen
Replies: 26
Views: 20293

Re: T-183 Impossible Pen

The oddball props always appealed to me. (Funnel Vision is a good example.) The plastic knife is totally out of place in this effect. Who uses a plastic knife to sharpen a ballpoint pen? The result is patter about space aliens disguising themselves as pens and my doing an alien autopsy using a purpl...
by Greg C
Thu Aug 07, 2014 3:01 pm
Forum: Focus On Tenyo
Topic: T-221 Mystery Triangle
Replies: 10
Views: 7286

Re: T-221 Mystery Triangle

I don't own this trick but I was under the impression that it was "just another card frame" that I've seen a million times before. Is there something special about the mechanism in this one? You will notice from the pictures there is no plastic "circle" for a hole to hide behind. Those who have see...
by Greg C
Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: Focus On Tenyo
Topic: T-072 Flash Dice
Replies: 30
Views: 22878

Re: T-072 Flash Dice

According to the Jeffrey Bloom routine, the performer shakes once after the spectator enters the number. "You pick up dice, shake once, then ask if total is the same." This demonstrates that the performer is not seeing speccy's number. One more shake gets the 42 minus chosen number to do the calcula...
by Greg C
Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:00 pm
Forum: Tenyo-Like Magic
Topic: Magic sets
Replies: 25
Views: 14816

Re: Wooden Magic Sets from Melissa and Doug

I can make a few observations about the Deluxe Set. This is something I picked up a couple of years ago. The wooden Age Cards are solid and easy to handle. Each is a different color. A performer would not need to see the fronts. In the "Linking Ring" Dan Stapleton has a routine in which he presents ...
by Greg C
Thu Sep 05, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: Performing Tenyo
Topic: Repair Ninja Experiment
Replies: 5
Views: 3386

Re: Repair Ninja Experiment

Instead of replacing the foam with more foam, you might consider gluing on each side of the slot some of the really fat, fuzzy pipe cleaners available in craft stores. These should "close around" the pencils better than foam. Epoxy or Super Glue gel should work well with the plastic.
by Greg C
Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:27 pm
Forum: Magic in General
Topic: Shot In The Dark
Replies: 3
Views: 2601

Re: Shot In The Dark

I believe there are seven cards in the stack. The spectator can pick any number under seven (maybe eliminating one and six just to make the effect more mysterious). Because the chosen number and seven are relatively prime, each time the chosen number of cards is moved from top to bottom (the same ch...
by Greg C
Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:45 pm
Forum: Magic Wagon
Topic: MAGIC WAGON
Replies: 48
Views: 47766

MAGIC WAGON

I agree about Pencil Without a Middle. Something that small may not be easy to see from 8 feet away.

I guess it could be done a little closer if all the spectators would close one eye.
by Greg C
Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:23 pm
Forum: Collecting Tenyo
Topic: Are you investing or collecting for fun?
Replies: 14
Views: 7282

Re: Are you investing or collecting for fun?

Spring snake gun?
by Greg C
Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:04 pm
Forum: Member Profiles
Topic: David DG aka Killertweety
Replies: 4
Views: 2970

Re: David DG aka Killertweety

Pretzels! This is a great idea.
by Greg C
Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: Form the Forum
Topic: Individual effect forum?
Replies: 4
Views: 4170

Individual effect forum?

Occasionally I'll have a random thought about a particular effect. Maybe it's a wry comment, something odd about how I saw someone else use it or what implications the particular design might have when when compared to another effect. Rather than have them scattered over Performance, Collecting, Mis...
by Greg C
Mon Jul 29, 2013 12:02 pm
Forum: Member Profiles
Topic: Greg C
Replies: 0
Views: 1127

Greg C

I got a magic punch-out book when I was five. I could not read, but my older brother "helped" me with it. He read through each effect and told me it was "no good." He did show me how to do the Wiz Escape. It is the cardboard slide which escapes from a holder with "V"-shaped slots and a brass fastene...