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Bflying
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Apr 1, 2017
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Maybe it's time to start buying other material than copper? 😁😎. I do have one top in brass, but it has been left lonely on my desk at work.
I would absolutely love to see the Multnomah with a 1.25" base. "Multnomah Large", or "Multnomah 2". 👍🏻 Now that would be an amazing long spinner.

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Apr 1, 2017
Miguel_Sanchez
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Apr 2, 2017
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Do you let them patina or just polish them every week?
Apr 2, 2017
Bflying
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Apr 2, 2017
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I've done both, kind of depends on the item. I've got copper flashlights, knives, and now some tops (and a copper spinner coming soon). With my knives and lights, I let the patina go, until I don't like the result. Or just want a different visual. Then I polish them up, and start over. I have polished up two of the tops. But not the Multnomah, it's still too new. Fortunately it's fairly easy to clean up, and doesn't take too long to get the patina roaring again.
Apr 2, 2017
Miguel_Sanchez
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Apr 2, 2017
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What do you use for polish? I tried flitz but it's not very good in nooks and crannies.
Apr 2, 2017
Bflying
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Apr 2, 2017
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The last couple of times I used a bench buffer. But I need to find a less harsh method. Someone once suggested using Ketchup. I have some silver and gold cleaner that we use on my wife's jewelry with good results . I'll probably try that one of these days also.
Apr 2, 2017
Bflying
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Apr 4, 2017
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Ok, I decided to try out the jewelry cleaner. The solution for silver worked amazing on copper. A 3 second dip, rinse and dry. Picked this stuff up at the jewelry counter at Walmart. It's pretty much like magic on silver and copper.
Edit to add: I noticed a couple of spots on some copper that I had just cleaned the other day, so decided it was time to try Ketchup. Out comes the Hunts red tomato ketchup. My daughter and her friend stop what they were doing in the kitchen, just to watch in complete awe, as I squirt ketchup onto a flashlight and spin top. I'm sure they were also wondering who to call in case they wind up being the first responders to my complete and utter meltdown. But I'm happy to report, it worked better than I had expected. Not sure if it's the vinegar, or sugars, or something else. It's nice to know there are less toxic methods available. 👍🏻😎. Heck, you could probably just lick the item clean when done. 😂😁



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Apr 4, 2017
jknut
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Apr 6, 2017
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Would you post a link of the bases and stand you have in the picture? Thanks.
Apr 6, 2017
Bflying
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Apr 6, 2017
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The three optic lenses sitting on leather coasters I picked up on amazon. They work ok, but wish they were more shallow. The cosmetic mirror on the lower left was the cheapest, and I think works the best. Just got it last night at the grocery store, will be getting a couple more today.
The little stand in the back is just a scrap piece of Bass Wood from a craft store. I whittled a bit on it, and twisted out a few spots to accept the top contact points.

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Eisco Labs Double Concave Glass Lens 75mm diameter, 50 cm Focal Length - 1 Single Lens https://www.amazon.com/dp/B016P83OBW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_cvN5ybPN80VYD
Eisco Labs Optical Glass Lens, Double Concave, 75mm Diameter, 20cm Focal Length https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CLC7V5C/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_.vN5ybKJEM1NN

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Apr 6, 2017
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