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Al Kazam the Magic Man
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Hi All,

I recently picked up a set of antique bronze Monti cups, with the coated finish that never needs polishing. They are very very nice and I'm excited to have got them.

I normally use a plain hardwood wand in my cups routine and my old RNT copper montis have quite a few dings in the tops of the cups. As they will last for a long time, I don't mind and I like the look. However, I'm a bit afraid of even touching these new cups with a wand at all. Ruben Padilla who sold these new cups to me, advised me to ask around if anyone has a delrin tipped wand that can be used with these beautifully made cups.

So, if anyone has a wand that can be used with these fine cups, or tips and ideas for what to use, then please let me know.

Thanks so much,

JoJo
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Delrin is a lot harder than you might think. Look for a wand with maple or poplar tips. Poplar is softer than maple.

Maybe you shouldn't hit your cups.
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Excellent advice, Bill.

As for wands that are made to help save your cups and save you from grief, check out the cup and ball wands from Roy Kueppers:

http://www.roykueppers.com/wands.html

You can also have him custom make wands to fit your needs/taste. I have a few of his wands and they are excellent and very well balanced.
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Just cut a slit in some mini tennis balls and stick em on the wand.

Voila!

Safety wand. helps prevent random eye injuries also.
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Why not coat a dowel in the chemical that's used to put a rubberized grip on tools? It may provide enough cushion, as long as you only tap the cups.
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I have not damaged a set of Cups yet using a wand made from an oak dowel. As far as protecting the finish, maybe a coat of wax would do this... dents are another story.

Good luck,
Bruce
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I noticed that Roy has wands with Corian tips. Corian is not a good material for wand tips (in the context of cups and balls). It is rather hard.
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Thanks so much to all of you for your ideas and tips. Very much appreciated. I've been very busy with shows the past couple of days and haven't had time to do much yet.

Again, thanks.
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On 2011-10-26 20:22, Bill Palmer wrote:
I noticed that Roy has wands with Corian tips. Corian is not a good material for wand tips (in the context of cups and balls). It is rather hard.


He does offer them with the option of corian, which I agree is rather hard, but he also offers other (read: soft) materials for the tips which would be safe for use with cups. Good thing to mention Bill!
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If you could get him to make a wand with polyethylene tips, that would be less damaging to the cups than metal, hardwood, delrin or corian.
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I have a few Derlin wands made for me by Tabman, they have both a derlin shaft and derlin tips. They are really nice and are much gentler on my cups than metal tipped wands. The only problem is to the lay audience they look simple plastic.

Personally I like the classic wand, which is also easy on my cups:
- ebony shaft
- holly tips

A classic!
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