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abbascup
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Better get your cups ordered! Jake announced he is retiring in 2008.
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Geez.. Please relax!!!!

I don't remember him putting in the paperwork for this, do you?
Of course not. So...

Until we see the paperwork (and it needs to be filled out properly) he won't be doing any retiring.

Sorry but those are the rules, Jake!
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I have it on good enough authority to say..... DITTO to Franks first line!
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I heard on good authority something slightly different... I guess we'll have
to wait for Jake to clarify.. Jake???
Julie
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Have you noticed he's "cleaning house" and selling choice items from his own collection...?
GeorgeG
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Probably just making room for more "choice" items to add Smile
abbascup
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The Man sure has pumped out some cups!
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I wish I could make cups.
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Why? The tooling cost will kill you.
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I would like to see the process in making cups. I think Jake should make a documentary...

Does he need new tools for each type of cup?
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You can see how cups and other things are made at http://www.jamesriser.com

Each cup needs new individual forms to be made. Not cheap. usually is between $700 -- $1000 to make jigs for the first cup.
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I determined a few years ago that I'm not a cup collector and very happy with my only 2 sets, (Riser standard and Sherwood silver engraved.) However having spoken with Jake her for a few years and hearing people rave about his cups, I guess I have to get moving and get a set if he's really going to retire.
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Here's the deal about Jake's cups - they really are quality. Everything about them screams skill. I have a small set of his that I use for bed-hopping but my full size set is a Johnson set. I've had it for a few years and am too used to them to change. It's a combo set and adjusted perfectly for my act. For example, I put one ball on the top of the cup. Put the other cup atop it and lift both at the same time and the ball doesn't penetrate until the cup is about 3 inches off the table.

A very compelling illusion.
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On 2007-12-07 07:49, rikbrooks wrote:
Here's the deal about Jake's cups....I have a small set of his that I use for bed-hopping....

Now *that* I gotta see!
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On 2007-12-07 07:49, rikbrooks wrote:
Here's the deal about Jake's cups - they really are quality.


You have said it right there. It is about quality, and the great personal service you get when you buy cups from RNT2. Jake really dose every thing in his power to make sure you are happy with your order. I know this first hand.

I believe Jake makes more then just cups. He makes works of art . To be able to handle and shape the medal by hand to produce the beauties that he dose is more then a craft it is an art.

And that is my two cents,
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Some thought from an owner of some of Jakes cups.

They are of excellent quality and I am happy with every one of them but...

Jakes service in unparalleled in my experience. Jake has gone out of his way to help me and has always put his heart and soul into making sure that my buying has been as painless as possible.
I have contacted him many times by PM, fewer times by e-mail and twice by telephone. Each time he has been gracious and so helpful to me.

I would like to say that I wish him all the best for his retirement and that I also hope he has many peaceful and happy years with his family and friends.

All the best Jake,
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I thought Jake's daughter was going to take over? Wasn't that the rumor for a while?
lint
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Oh well. Let's stop speculating. Maybe Jake will chime in, and maybe not.

Jake is a man among men in this industry and if anyone deserves a break from work and the ability to relax it is him. I wish him all the best in whatever he does.

-Todd
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I think we should speculate and start some wicked rumors raising Jake to status of legendary proportion! Smile
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Gentlemen and Ladies Smile Consider this my official paperwork. At the end of 2008, my daughter will be taking my place. A lot of you are holding her work. I feel confident that by the end of the new year, she'll be ready.

As to actual retirement, what I will be doing is working on private delvelopement for individuals. As Bill Palmer stated in one thread, there will be soem developements that will astonish people, not just from RNT II, but others both associated in the production of cups and balls and new entry people with vision and insight. For those with a true passion for the art and the cups & balls, you will be taken into a new era, from Golden to Platinum.

I appreciate everyones enthusiasm and support, I never set out to do this for fame and certainly not fortune, but for fun and the love of doing it.

The new staff will be comprised of 3 females, my daughter being one of them. I refer to the 3 of them as the Charmed ones because they have a magic amongst each other when ever they get together. What ever path they decide to take RNT II on I'm sure it will be in the interest of the performer and collectors.

Most of the products for 2008 will consist of precious metals, geniuine gem stones and very rare woods. I can hint this much as their will be an egyptian line and an Okito style line like no one has ever seen before.

In regards to unloading or selling off my collection, due to a recent run of bad luck, meaning in one day lost the heating pump and in enroute to pick up the parts for it I threw a piston rod in my car. I'm mearly trying to subsidise the repairs 2 wks before the holidays. I have rationalized, not sure how, but somehow a vehicle and heat have taken priority over material possessions. I'm not sure how long this priority will last Smile

Thank you again for your support, kind words and enthusiasm.

Happy Holidays to all! And may God bless everyone with a healthy, safe and spiritual New Years.

Sincerely,
Jake

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On 2007-12-07 00:03, Pete Biro wrote:
You can see how cups and other things are made at http://www.jamesriser.com

Each cup needs new individual forms to be made. Not cheap. usually is between $700 -- $1000 to make jigs for the first cup.


If you can get aluminum tooling for that much you're getting a deal. Take the tooling for the Don Alan chop cup, 7 pieces of tooling, 8000.00 set of Steel chucks, breakdown blocks, dimpler, rollers etc. If you're going to run a lot of pieces, steel is the only way to go as you'll end up wearing your aluminum block to the point of cracking after maybe 100 pieces or so.

It's no cheap venture to start up that's for sure.
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