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Antique Glass Clock Repair Amber Pressed Glass

Friday, September 23rd, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Bent Glass, Beveled Glass, Beveled glass lens, clock glass, clocks | Comments Off on Antique Glass Clock Repair Amber Pressed Glass

The clock on grandmas mantel fell and broke .  It was a basket case and I had no idea how many pieces were missing. I started the reassembly and hoped for the best.

Pressed Glass Clock Restoration

 

I told the customer I would do my best but it look like there were a lot of pieces missing.

 

Amber Pressed Glass Clock

Filling in were needed for missing pieces.

 

Repaired Glass Clock

 

I have repaired many types of  glass clocks most of them crystal.  This was my first antique amber glass mantel clock. I have made many kinds of custom beveled and custom bent glass for clocks.  Clock shops send the bezels to me to  install new glass.  I use old glass when necessary to maintain the value of the antique clock.

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Waterford Crystal Repair chipped candlestick

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Chipped Glass Repair, Crystal Candlestick repair, Waterford Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Waterford Crystal Repair chipped candlestick

The Waterford Crystal candle stick was sent to a shop for repair.  They ground all for corners to match and did not polish them.   The customer was very upset and sent the piece to me to be redone .   I ground the corners back to a point per original design and polished them.

Waterford Crystal Candelstick Repair

 

The other glass repair place sent this back as a finished job.

 

As good as new

 

repaired all four corners

 

This was used in there wedding in Ireland.

 

 

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Broken crystal stopper repair for atique cut glass decanter

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Blowen Glass Replacements, Broken Decanter Repair, Glueings | Comments Off on Broken crystal stopper repair for atique cut glass decanter

The stopper for a crystal decanter was broken and sent to me for repair.  I made the new blank first.  Then I ground and polished  it to fit the decanter.

Broken stopper

 

 

 

new blank

I cut off the broken part of the stopper .

replacement piece

 

 

repaired stopper

Then I attached the new stopper blank.

 

 

 

ready to be used

 

The final step to grind and polish the stopper to fit the decanter.

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Baccarat Crystal Repair Chipped Vase

Friday, September 16th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Baccarat Crystal Repair, Chipped Glass Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures | Comments Off on Baccarat Crystal Repair Chipped Vase

The large Baccarat Crystal vase had a large chip in the base.  I could reshape the base but you would see the repair so I removed the base and made a new one.

 

Large chip on base

Large chip on base

 

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I used a diamond saw to cut off  the chipped base of the Baccarat Crystal vase.

 

The base was polished before the new  foot was attached.

 

 

 

 

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beveled mirror for antique light

Thursday, September 15th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique lamp repair, Beveled Glass | Comments Off on beveled mirror for antique light

This small mirror with a scalloped  edges

mirror with scalloped edges and v grooves

and satin v grooves goes to an  antique wall scone  . Sent to me from a light restoration company on the east cost , they need a duplicate mirror .

 

 

antique lamp parts

 

I was told they go in silver wall sconces .  I will post pictures of the restored lights if and when I receive them.

 

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