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Brian - I don't personally know too many people making cups. I had a quite expensive custom set made. The set was beautiful - a fantastic, classical style with the most gorgeous copper patina of any cups I've ever owned - and heavy as anything. They looked and felt and worked just fine but after awhile the sound didn't do it for me. So now they are in Bill's museum. They are a one of a kind, custom set, never to be repeated - the nicest looking cups I have ever owned.

So the answer is, yes, if it can be done properly I will pay for it. My mission now is to find out who can do it and is willing to do it - and so we return to my initial interest in this thread.

I may ask Joe Porper about this as I know he's always up for a challenge.
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I think tenactiy may prove worth while Smile I have not given up on my initial quest (though my arms grew shorter than the insides of my pockets at one point), I'm sure we will both get there... eventually!

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I was at Jimmy Bix's Magic Shop last night in Vienna. He has a set of jumbo Willi Seidl cups that are made of copper. Two of them ring almost like a bell. The third rings at a tone 1/2 step below the tone of the other two.

BTW, you might contact Auke van Dokkum and see if he would be interested in making a set of copper combo cups. I know he really isn't fond of machining copper in his CNC outfit. He says that it tends to gall. However, he might be interested in trying it.
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Thanks Bill!
Whenever I find myself gripping anything too tightly I just ask myself "How would Guy Hollingworth hold this?"

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On 2010-06-01 13:15, Donnie Buckley wrote:
If you know me, you know I have Magpie Syndrome: an attraction to shiny objects.
I want ALL cups in Sterling Silver!
Financing a cup set in sterling is pretty steep. The real problem with the costs of production is that the silver had a tendency to crack when I start the mouth beads and there was a lot of loss taking place... That Argentium Sterling Silver is totally new to me and I went through so many silver blanks just to get a dozen sets of PF Mini cups, it was ridiculous. I can't jack up the price to cover the time and materials that were lost in production, so I just eat it - hence, the cups get made and we don't make any money off them. At least the cups got made!

But, yes, eventually I'd like to make the PF Cups and the Foxy 3 in sterling silver.


I stand corrected Donny, and appreciate my silver mini PF cups more than ever. Actually I was also thinking about the steep rise in the price of silver lately and the cost might be fairly closer to $2K for a set. Still cheap for sterling cups. I'll be interested to see how much and if Brett ever makes another run of silver engraved.
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My Foxy III Combo Cups arrived this morning. What a delightful set of cups! I'll have photos up on Monday.
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Bill,

They're nice ain't they? Smile

I seem to recall you having a hand in the design of these a while back on here?

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Not really that much. Maybe a few suggestions.

These were really Donnie's idea.
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Does anyone know if the foxy 3 cups can do the roll back move like the Mendoza cups can? I'm still trying to decide which combo set to buy. Thanks
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Yes they will, however they have a little more bias towards being mouth up than the Mendozas. If you normally catch the cup back in the hand when it is saddle towards the audience then you will be fine with both cups.

For a full roll back (360) then you want a cup that is not double skinned or chopped as a rule.
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Thanks do much for the info. Your posts are very appreciated in the Café.
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You're welcome, and thank you.
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Very informative thread.
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By the way, those cups now have the most beautiful coffee coloured patina.... (sorry Donnie!)
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