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cupsandballsmagic
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Okay, it's no secret that I am not a big lover of Phoenix cups but I have just seen something that made me think again...

I just put up a profile for Jeremy here:
http://www.cupsandballsmagic.com/Jeremy-Bessette.html

His Phoenix cups particularly the Antique finish) look great I think. Okay, it hasn't solvedthe lack of attic space or mouth bead but my main issue with the mouth bead was that it gets full of polish and these will never needto be polished.

I remember a mail from Gary Animal and he said he didn't care for faux finishes and I can understand why but I really like these...

By the way, has anyone seenthe finish Gary did by heat treating some cups? They were copper and they had a rainbow of different colours in them. They looked pretty nice.

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Whit Haydn did some cups like that. I'm not sure what causes the colorization. It could be the greases from the fingers or it could be patches of different metallic blending. Most of these cups are not pure copper, but are actually a bronze.
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Bill, are they in the museum, I'd liketo see those...

I was just looking at this:
http://www.metaldesignvt.com/finishes/

and the marblized finishes here:
http://www.marbleizedcopper.com/

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I made myself a chop cup from an old silver plated cup I found in a second hand shop.
It was a little tarnished and looked a kind of browny blue colour.
I polished it on a buffing wheel until shiny silver.
Now I think it was probably better "aged"
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I guess it's hard to know Steve! I have some cups I was looking at this morning wondering if I should clean up the patina and start again...

Some cups look great polished and others beg to be left Smile
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Buffing silver plate is dangerous. Silver plate is very soft, and you can easily remove it with a buffing wheel. Hand polishing is much safer.
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