A Tip on Tip Burnishing

A Tip on Tip Burnishing

Post by Tom Simps » Tue, 04 May 1999 04:00:00


Many players know about the method of using a tip shaper
(such as a Willard) where you work just with the shaft.
Sitting down, roll the shaft back and forth on your legs
while holding the shaper on the tip with the other hand.

Tonight, doing some tip maintenance, it occurred to me to do
the same thing with my Porper tip burnisher (the hollow
plastic cylinder type). You can get so much friction going
that the sidewall of the tip burnishes up really well. It
was actually the shiniest I've seen.

Pointer: Move your hands forward and back TOGETHER so the
tip doesn't pivot in the burnisher.

        tom simpson

 
 
 

A Tip on Tip Burnishing

Post by MULL » Wed, 05 May 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

>Many players know about the method of using a tip shaper
>(such as a Willard) where you work just with the shaft.
>Sitting down, roll the shaft back and forth on your legs
>while holding the shaper on the tip with the other hand.

>Tonight, doing some tip maintenance, it occurred to me to do
>the same thing with my Porper tip burnisher (the hollow
>plastic cylinder type). You can get so much friction going
>that the sidewall of the tip burnishes up really well. It
>was actually the shiniest I've seen.

>Pointer: Move your hands forward and back TOGETHER so the
>tip doesn't pivot in the burnisher.

> tom simpson

Actually I have no problems using spit and a dry towel.
MULLY
I dare anyone to burnish the sides of a tip better than me. :+)