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Tony Thomas
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Looky what came in the mail today...

A new set of chopped aluminum featherweights by Brett Sherwood.

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Well, I just ordered my second set of cups from Brett Sherwood. This set will be a chopped smooth brass set. Now I have to endure the wait.
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I don't see aluminum on the Sherwood website.
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Sherwood made these for a while, part of a more affordable & lighter (for table hopping) line. He didn't carry them very long. Not sure why. They are pictured in Bill Palmers Cups & Balls Museum.
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They came in the mail today. Pretty exciting...

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Tony... Yes pretty exciting; I am happy to see your new arrival.

I have to say that aluminum Cups are not my favorite, however this version of Sherwood Cups look pretty sweet. I am impressed with the polishing job done to the Cups; Tony I suggest investing in some FLITZ and wax to keep them that way.

Tony how do they feel to the touch?... are they very light or do they feel somewhat substantial?

Thanks,
Bruce
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So, to be clear, the new cups that came in are Sherwood's brass smoothies. In 2012 I received my Sherwood aluminum set. Maybe you thought I polished up the aluminum cups in the second picture, but no- I have added to my collection.

You are asking about touch and feel related to the aluminum cups I assume. They were marketed as "featherweights". So, they are very light. I think they will have a purpose when it comes to a light version of my new favorite cups.
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Those brass look lovely Tony. They polish up beautifully don't they? Look almost golden. Fantastic when married with red balls.

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Tony... my mistake... trying to work and read magic websites.

Yes the brass Cups look fantastic... you will still need polish and wax... LOL.

Enjoy them,
Bruce
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I'm probably going to let them patina' but who knows... I might be buying some polish after all. Thanks Bruce & Brian.
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Tony... I have a set of Sherwood Engraved Cups that I have been letting tarnish; it is taking a long time for them to turn. They are at a stage where they are getting to be a gold with a brownish overcast to them (not as gold looking if that makes sense). I have tried the same with my Johnson set, however they just get ugly... so I keep them shined up.

The Cups will tell you where they want to be...LOL.

Bruce
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I think you'd like this thread Tony Smile http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......m=115&23
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Interesting thread. The chemical patina might be an interesting way to go. Thanks Bri.
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About mid way in this post http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......m=115&23 Richard Evans treated some brass Cups; I think they look pretty cool.

Bruce
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Those are beautiful.
Misdirect yourself regularly before you attempt to misdirect others!!! Smile Smile Smile
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BCS... Curious as to what you use to clean/polish your Johnson set. Mine get ugly pretty quick, as well. Kenny
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Kennyka... The easiest way I have found to clean ugly Cups is to use "Wrights copper Cream" http://www.jawright.com/products/copper-cream.asp , it really quick to use. Them I follow up with FLITZ polish http://www.flitz.com/flitz-polish-paste . This combo works much better than BRASO.

With brass Cups, once you have them polished use some automotive wax on them to keep them shinny longer.

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Bruce
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Thanks Bruce.

Kenny
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