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Pete Biro
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When my Mom was around 80 she crocheted ball covers for me.

Trivia question. How many of you know what a "darning" needle is and what it was used for?
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I guess that I am old enough to know… but I just buy new socks.
Donnie Buckley
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On 2010-11-10 12:29, ekins wrote:
I keep picturing an 80 year old lady sitting in a rocking chair in the corner of her living room crocheting around a snooker ball.

The "granny sweatshop" makes a good living doing this for me!
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I wasn't implying anything was wrong with this. Just kind of a funny picture I kept envisioning whenever I looked at those balls. I think it's great someone can make some money doing something they enjoy. At least from a magic perspective, it's a lot better than crocheting a new set of doilies. Smile
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I'm old enough to know too Bruce.

I never wear socks, not often anyway.
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Donnie Buckley
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On 2010-11-10 16:47, ekins wrote:
I wasn't implying anything was wrong with this. Just kind of a funny picture I kept envisioning whenever I looked at those balls. I think it's great someone can make some money doing something they enjoy. At least from a magic perspective, it's a lot better than crocheting a new set of doilies. Smile

I didn't think you were criticizing.
We actually do refer to the crocheters as the "granny sweatshop" around here.
Bill Palmer
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On 2010-11-09 23:39, Bill Palmer wrote:
I have to thank Donnie Buckley for what he has done with RnT II. Some of his ideas have been fairly radical, for example, the introduction of Argentum Silver into the world of cups and balls. Well, maybe not radical, but at least innovative.

I purchased a set of these almost exactly a year ago. Most of my solid silver and silver plated cups are stored in plastic containers that isolate them from the effects of Houston air. I have simply kept these in their drawstring bag, and as of five minutes ago, the amount of tarnish was minimal.

That was a great idea, Donnie!


I realize that it is considered somewhat self-aggrandizing to quote yourself; however, I'm doing this for reasons of context. I have been moving a bunch of my cups around. The new display will be much more open. When I brought some of my normal silver-plated cups out of their drawstring bags, they were very badly tarnished. The Argentum silver cups are still relatively unscathed.
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Sometimes a strip of treated paper is packed with new silver flatware tp prevent tarnish.
Wonder what the chemical is?

If you quote yourself often, eventually you don't need to say as much.
(I'll post this quote again later) Smile
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I use 3M Anti-tarnish strips which last about 6 months before they need to be replaced. They are impregnated with activated carbon which absorbs the sulfides in the air which cause metal to tarnish especially silver. The strips are about 75 cents each. No other chemicals are in them. They will treat an enclosed volume of 1 cubic foot. I place one of these strips in a small glass display case for my Sherwood silver engraved cups.

Larry
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Larry,

Thanks for the tip. I don't think I'll need it for my silver cups. I have several copper sets that are really tarnished. I never use them.

KG
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That's a good idea, Larry. There is some anti-tarnish cloth that can be purchased by the yard that can be cut into strips and used the same way.
"The Swatter"

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Bill - are there photos in the museum of your collection in addition to individual sets? It would be interesting to see all of those cups set up!
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Donnie and Bill, thank you for bringing these heavy load balls to the market. I just received one today and it's great. This is going to make a huge difference.
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This probably as good a place as any to tell you what's going to happen in the immediate future for the Museum.

Many of you already know that I got remarried. Julie is a wonderful woman with a sense of humor and biting wit to match me word for word. My mother always told me that I should marry a doctor. Julie's a veterinarian. This is appropriate, because I'm an old dog and she knows how to take care of me. She was one of my guitar students about 40 years ago. We just got through with a four week tour of Europe, seeing the sights and dodging the drizzle. The bad weather did not put a damper on our marriage.

We are getting ready to move house and merge households. So we need to find room for 2000 sets of cups, and several automobiles, as well as a menagerie.
"The Swatter"

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Wonderful to hear from you again Bill.
I am so pleased that everything is going well for you two.

God bless both,
Tom
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