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    Hi guys, quite decent at putting a tip on and shaping it, was wondering if you guys have any tips on burnishing the sides?
    Had some lovely tips with burnished sides before but have no idea how to do it myself.

    hope you can help
    cheers Ricky

  • #2
    get a ?20 note and use that
    Up the TSF!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by DeanH View Post
      get a ?20 note and use that
      and no reference to me eh..... lol
      https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/adr147

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      • #4
        Or if you are ADR.........use a 50 instead !
        Still trying to pot as many balls as i can !

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Ricky2112 View Post
          Hi guys, quite decent at putting a tip on and shaping it, was wondering if you guys have any tips on burnishing the sides?
          Had some lovely tips with burnished sides before but have no idea how to do it myself.

          hope you can help
          cheers Ricky
          Ive tried a few things over time, but have to say the best results I have achieved are from a leather utility strap I purchased on Ebay, but never used for its intended purchase! (holding a broken cue case together) https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/UTILITY-S...72.m2749.l2649

          No cheap shots...well maybe the odd one if its funny...

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          • #6
            either a small piece of shoe leather (an offcut from a friendly cobbler) or the non-abrasive side of the 2500 grit strip I keep in my case seams to work?
            Must practice more!!!

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            • #7
              Thanks for replies guys, tried ?20 notes bud not much success, cue crafty that tip edge looks great. How long would it take you to burnish that?

              Cheers Ricky

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              • #8
                Cue crafty, would it make any difference the colour of leather?

                just a thought

                cheers Ricky

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                • #9
                  I finish the tip wall and ferrule with grade 1000 sand paper.
                  Apply shoe wax (Kiwi clear) and with a strip of thin cardboard, buff till it shine.
                  IMG_20191130_204632_2094.jpg
                  Hi Ho The Merry Yo, The Black Went In The Hole~

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                  • #10
                    Wow , that looks great .
                    Still trying to pot as many balls as i can !

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Ricky2112 View Post
                      Cue crafty, would it make any difference the colour of leather?

                      just a thought

                      cheers Ricky
                      Hi Ricky, yes I should have mentioned I'm using the inside of a black version . Only takes 5 minutes to get that finish .

                      Cheers.
                      Last edited by Cue crafty; 4th December 2019, 07:59 AM.
                      No cheap shots...well maybe the odd one if its funny...

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                      • #12
                        Fisherboi, wow that’s impressive

                        thanks for posting

                        cheers Ricky

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                        • #13
                          Cheers cue crafty

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Fisherboi View Post
                            I finish the tip wall and ferrule with grade 1000 sand paper.
                            Apply shoe wax (Kiwi clear) and with a strip of thin cardboard, buff till it shine.
                            IMG_20191130_204632_2094.jpg
                            Great work as always. It was you who inspired me to get better results with the finish on my tips . What cue tip are you using there BTW?
                            No cheap shots...well maybe the odd one if its funny...

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                            • #15
                              i use the back of a sandpaper, also i usually use 180 grit sandpaper to even the tip sides with the ferrule but i found out that i damage the ferrule (top of the ferrule is getting smaller than the base). any recommendations on with sandpaper to use ?

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