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  • 2 weeks later...

Excited to say I have another Mills on order. This one will be a flow neck Carbon steel Ming with the new Spiderman face milling and blue oil can finish. Noticed a few folks with the new spiderman face milling but haven't heard any reviews?

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David Mills SG Dale Pencil flowneck
David Mills Custom torched Heritage SS flow neck
David Mills Custom Carbon flow neck Hertitage V2 with Nitride finish
David Mills Carbon Ming V3 pencil flow neck
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Those are both sweeeeet, did you order from David?

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David Mills SG Dale Pencil flowneck
David Mills Custom torched Heritage SS flow neck
David Mills Custom Carbon flow neck Hertitage V2 with Nitride finish
David Mills Carbon Ming V3 pencil flow neck
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Here's my gamer... Don't see this putter ever leaving the bag!!! I know it's a Nellie torched finished but could any TP Mills expert let me know anything else about it?

 

 

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Here's my gamer... Don't see this putter ever leaving the bag!!! I know it's a Nellie torched finished but could any TP Mills expert let me know anything else about it?

 

 

Man that is a nice Nellie! One of the coolest ones I've seen! Don't know anything beyond what you do about it. Obviously hand stamped so it was a custom ordered putter I would assume. David made a few handmades and some hand stamped (custom) putters to be sold by a distributor but most of them where as ordered.

 

That torched finish looks great too. Has a lot of color variance to really look almost like oil can. David does some of the best torch work out there. It will eventually fade, but you can always send it back to him to get it done again. That's the only bad thing about the torched finish. It fades or wears off.

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Not sure about "always fade" with the torched finish when done with correct surface preparation. Sometimes it will appear to fade but try washing with a soft rag and warm soapy water. Sometimes dirt and grime is the culprit and this will bring back the colors and luster.

Titleist TSR2 GD UB 6S
TEE CB5 4 wood Fubuki Tour
Srixon ZX7 5-pw Nippon Modus 120
Miura custom raw 50 54, 56 Nippon WV 125

David Mills SG Dale Pencil flowneck
David Mills Custom torched Heritage SS flow neck
David Mills Custom Carbon flow neck Hertitage V2 with Nitride finish
David Mills Carbon Ming V3 pencil flow neck
Byron Rincon DH89

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Not sure about "always fade" with the torched finish when done with correct surface preparation. Sometimes it will appear to fade but try washing with a soft rag and warm soapy water. Sometimes dirt and grime is the culprit and this will bring back the colors and luster.

 

Most of the torch finishes I have seen on tp mills putters after about 5 years end up being very faint and basically look like dull stainless. I had one....

 

I'm specifically talking about the literal practice of using a torch and heat not a dipped finish. I'm not a medal expert but I believe I've read it just basically oxidizes the outer exposed part of the metal and will eventually "rub off" with use.

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Can anyone tell me the number of the second to the end putter on the right side of this picture. I used to have one and want to get another if possible.I had it in the 70's or early 80's. I know it was a Spalding TPM Center shaft I just can't recall which one.

 

Not 100% sure but it looks like the #4..... Link below some history/info.

http://www.clubsofdistinction.com/tpm/tpm.html

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Just received these 2 beauties Thursday. Had previously owned a Mizuno T.P. Mills but these are my first, likely of many, "real" T.P. Mills putters. A handmade Twelve and custom Ming.

 

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That 12 is really something... Got my wheels turning now.

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Love that twelve. Only other mills I've seen with the smiley face stamp on the toe of the face like on my custom trad II. Someone buy my handmade one so I can get a twelve! :)

 

 

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Just received these 2 beauties Thursday. Had previously owned a Mizuno T.P. Mills but these are my first, likely of many, "real" T.P. Mills putters. A handmade Twelve and custom Ming.

 

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That 12 is really something... Got my wheels turning now.

 

Will they put a plumbers neck on a 12?

Anybody have an address pic?

LTD 9.5*D Project X HZRDUS 6.5 75g
Cobra Bio Cell + 14.5* Fuji Speeder 757x
CobraBio Cell + 17.5* Aldila Rogue Silver 70x
Adams CMB 4-G KBS C-Taper X
Vokey TVD54*

SM? 58*K
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Got this one in a trade, sent it back to David for the small Mills handstamp in the cavity, then did a nice Neo Bronze finish. For sure one of the softest and most solid feeling SS putter I have ever used.

 

 

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TEE CB5 4 wood Fubuki Tour
Srixon ZX7 5-pw Nippon Modus 120
Miura custom raw 50 54, 56 Nippon WV 125

David Mills SG Dale Pencil flowneck
David Mills Custom torched Heritage SS flow neck
David Mills Custom Carbon flow neck Hertitage V2 with Nitride finish
David Mills Carbon Ming V3 pencil flow neck
Byron Rincon DH89

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Just picked up an old Spalding TPM #4. For an old style putter it rolls beautifully.

 

Gonna have my first go at a bit of a refinish, buff it up a bit, maybe try torching it and paintfill.

Heaps of dints in it. Doubt I'll be able to get them all out. Any suggestions welcomed.

 

If it comes out half decent I'll post some "after" pics in a few weeks/months.

 

Before -

 

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I've cleaned it up. Turned out quite nicely although still plenty of nicks and dints. Character I'll call it.

 

Small bit of grinding. Then plenty of hours with 100, 240, 400, 800 & 1200 wet n dry.

Finally buffed up with cutting polish using a drill attachment.

 

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Next will be turning my hand to torching it. Don't know how good or consistent the stainless is in these (I'm hearing they were made from many and various grades of metal). But we'll see how it goes.

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Nice job, looks great!

Titleist TSR2 GD UB 6S
TEE CB5 4 wood Fubuki Tour
Srixon ZX7 5-pw Nippon Modus 120
Miura custom raw 50 54, 56 Nippon WV 125

David Mills SG Dale Pencil flowneck
David Mills Custom torched Heritage SS flow neck
David Mills Custom Carbon flow neck Hertitage V2 with Nitride finish
David Mills Carbon Ming V3 pencil flow neck
Byron Rincon DH89

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Not as even colored or as good as I'd have liked it. But not too bad for a first effort and it's got a certain something about it. Basically turned out as a straw color but with streaks and parts bluish and purple-ish.

 

During the torching it seemed to all turn very blue, but really faded somewhat once it cooled. Took ages for the parts on the face around the stampings to turn any color at all. Don't know why that is.

 

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