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Archive for January, 2013

Venetian Wine Glass with a broken stem

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Stem | Comments Off on Venetian Wine Glass with a broken stem

The family toasting glass  was broken were the stem meets the foot.   The very ornate Venetian wine glass has been in the family for   generations.

 

Broken Venetian Wine Glass

Broken Venetian Wine Glass

 

 

 

Venetian Wine Glass

Venetian Wine Glass

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Replacement Glass For Antique Cabinet Door custom made curved, bent, bubble, crown glass

Monday, January 28th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Bent Glass | Comments Off on Replacement Glass For Antique Cabinet Door custom made curved, bent, bubble, crown glass

Custom made replacement glass for antique cabinet door.  No matter the shape, the size or the type of glass, if it was made I can make it.  I can make bubble glass, bent glass, curved glass, crown glass up to 4 feet by 8 feet.  I also have old glass.   Many times I bend old glass in order to maintain value.

custom made bubble glass

custom made bubble glass

 

bent glass crown glass curved glass bubble glass

bent glass crown glass curved glass bubble glass

It goes by many names.  I don’t care what you call it. I can make it.   They send antique doors  for me to make replacement glass from around the world.  It’s been called bent glass, bubble glass, crown glass, curved glass and slumped glass.

 

 

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Paper weight repair antique glass

Sunday, January 27th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair | Comments Off on Paper weight repair antique glass

Antique glass paper weight with scratches in need of repair.

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First step smooth out scratches with fine grit.

 

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Polish glass

 

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Antique Glass Paper Weight Repair

Sunday, January 27th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Antique Glass Paper Weight Repair

Mishandled for years the paper weight had lost its  luster.  The scratches were deep and many.  I knew I could bring it back to its original beauty .

Paper Weight with chips

Paper Weight with chips

 

 

Smooth chips

Smooth chips

Smooth out the chips with 220 grit sand paper and then 400 grit.

 

polished paper weight

polished paper weight

Finish polishing with pumice and cerium oxide.

 

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Crystal Repair remove engraving from Steuben Crystal vase

Sunday, January 27th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Etched Glass, Steuben Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Crystal Repair remove engraving from Steuben Crystal vase

Monograms , Dates and Names can be removed from glass.   This Steuben Crystal vase was sent to  have a large engraving  removed.

 

Steuben Vase with engraving

Steuben Vase with engraving

 

Polish off engraving

Polish off engraving

 

 

 

 

 

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Crystal Repair chipped Waterford crystal compote

Friday, January 25th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Chipped Glass Repair, Waterford Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Crystal Repair chipped Waterford crystal compote

There was a very large chip in the Waterford Crystal compote.

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By grinding the top of the compote down I was able to remove the chip.

 

Waterford Crystal Compote Repair

Waterford Crystal Compote Repair

 

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Chandelier Repair make replacement bobeche for antique chandelier restoration

Thursday, January 24th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair, Bobaches Boboches Bobeches, Chandelier Repair | Comments Off on Chandelier Repair make replacement bobeche for antique chandelier restoration

The crystal  bobeche was broken during a move.  Dad  tried to find all the piece but an up short.  Gluing the remains showed a large piece was missing.  I decided that I would make a replacement bobeche.  Filling the hole left by the missing pieces was an option but not a good one

 

Broken Bobeche

Broken Bobeche

Some times when doing a chandelier restoration you can’t find the replacement parts.

 

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Blank

 

The first step to making a replacement bobeche is making the blank.

 

Rough Cut Bobeche

Rough Cut Bobeche

Stone cut design.

 

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replacement bobeche

replacement bobeche

 

New Bobeche

New Bobeche

With the replacement bobeche complete the chandelier will hang in splendor again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Lalique Crystal Repair cat with chipped ear

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Chipped Glass Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures, LaLique Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Lalique Crystal Repair cat with chipped ear

The Lalique Crystal cat had a small chip on its ear.  Lalique has a frosted acid etched finish .  The chip really show because it is clear glass.

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Waterford Bowl with chipped foot repair

Monday, January 21st, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Chipped Glass Repair, Waterford Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Waterford Bowl with chipped foot repair

The Waterford Crystal bowl had a large chip on the foot.  I had a matching foot so I cut off the chipped one and replaced it with a good foot.

Waterford bowl chipped foot

Waterford bowl chipped foot

 

Repaired Crystal Bowl

Repaired Crystal Bowl

 

 

 

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Antique Bent Glass Panel Lamp Repair

Monday, January 21st, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique lamp repair, Bent Glass, Panel Lamp Repair | Comments Off on Antique Bent Glass Panel Lamp Repair

The antique lamp had many broken panels and some of the metal pieces were missing.  I used old glass to make the matching panels.  The glass was an old pattern that isn’t made any more.

 

Antique Bent Glass Panel Lamp

I have old glass stock  that matched the broken panels. I believe it was made by Mississippi Glass Company.

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Lamp Base

Rewired lamp using brown cloth wire .

 

Ribbed Glass Bent Panel Lamp

 

 

Bent Ribbed Glass Panel Lamp Restoration

 

 

 

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