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Archive for the ‘Beveled Glass’ Category

Archive for the ‘Beveled Glass’ Category

Antique beveled glass mirror repair

Saturday, January 30th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Beveled Glass, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Antique beveled glass mirror repair

The beveled mirror was broken out of the antique sterling silver hand mirror.  Antique vanity sets like this one were very common.  Now that ther are very few people silver mirrors I had  to blind bevel mirror this repalcement mirror.  With the oval shape and the scalopes  it makes it one of the more difficult hand mirros to repair.

wings and a cold beer.

wings and a cold beer.

Antique beveled glass hand mirror

Antique beveled glass hand mirror

Beveled  Mirror for antique silver hand mirror

Beveled Mirror for antique silver hand mirror

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Crystal pendent restoration

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Beveled Glass, glass sculpture repair, Glueings | Comments Off on Crystal pendent restoration

chipped and broken glass pendent

chipped and broken glass pendent

A  beautifull crystal pendent was dropped and broken. I was able to repair the glass .   This piece was shipped from NY.

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custom beveled glass with wheel work design

Saturday, September 5th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Beveled Glass, Beveled glass lens, leaded glass repair | 1 Comment »

beveled glass repair

beveled glass repair

 

broken piece

broken piece

 

cut new piece of glass

cut new piece of glass

 

rough grind bevel

rough grind bevel

 

polish bevel

polish bevel

 

stone cut design

stone cut design

 

polished bevel

polished bevel

 

custom beveled glass

custom beveled glass

alot of steps to beveling glass

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Antique glass repair vanity mirror

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Beveled Glass | Comments Off on Antique glass repair vanity mirror

The glass in an antique vanity mirror was broken. The sterling silver frame was in good shape only the mirror was broken. The way I made the new mirror is called blind beveling. I bevel a piece of mrirror with out seeing the stone .  Old mirrors were beveled and then silvered  .  I don’t resilver mirrors so I have to bevel it blind. It takes some practice you have to watch the water coming of the stone and it will let you know if its going well.

antique hand mirror

antique hand mirror

I took off the retaining ring and removed the broken mirror.

Antique Beveled Mirror

Antique Beveled Mirror

Using the old mirror for a pattern I made a new beveled mirror. Its ready to be installed.

New beveled hand mirror

New beveled hand mirror

Beveled Bent Glass Light Repair

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique lamp repair, Bent Glass, Beveled Glass, Beveled glass lens, Chandelier Repair, Panel Lamp Repair | Comments Off on Beveled Bent Glass Light Repair

broken  bent beveled panel

broken bent beveled panel

Out door light with four broken curved beveled glass pieces .  The hard part is the metal  it got bent when the large piece of ice fell and hit the  light. First with a hammer and a piece of wood I repair the metal . On to the glass I made a mold and bent 1/4 inch glass to the pattern needed .Test fit each piece then hand beveled each glass panel.  Installed the new beveled bent glass panels and gave the light a bath.

Ice damaged metal

Ice damaged metal

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bent glass test fit

bent glass test fit

Hand bevel glass panel

Hand bevel glass panel

Polish bevel and install

Polish bevel and install

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beveled glass clock face

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Beveled Glass, Beveled glass lens, clock glass | 1 Comment »

Old clock bezel with new beveled glass

Old clock bezel with new beveled glass

clock bezel missing beveled glass lens
clock bezel missing beveled glass lens

Old old clock came to me from a clock shop . It needed a beveled glass installed in the brass bezel. This is a tricky job because clock bezels are not round so the bevel is hand made to fit the out of round bezel. Its very easy to chip the new beveled glass during the installation .

glass cut out of round to fit the bezel and rough beveled

glass cut out of round to fit the bezel and rough beveledNew Glass Installed

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Carriage Fire Engine Lamp Repair

Saturday, February 28th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique lamp repair, Beveled Glass, Beveled glass lens, Blowen Glass Replacements, clock glass, Glass Globe, Panel Lamp Repair | Comments Off on Carriage Fire Engine Lamp Repair

Before and after  beveled flashed glass lens with engraving

Before and after beveled flashed glass lens with engraving

I was told this is from a  fire engine . Its is made of flashed red glass and has a beveled edge and a number six engraved on it. Flash glass is made by layering two colored glasses together in this case red and clear. I have restored many carriage lamps over the years I wish I had photographed them now. I also make globes for oil lamp like on the railroad.

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antique glass repair Beveled Clock Door

Thursday, December 4th, 2008 Posted in All Repair Projects, Beveled Glass | Comments Off on antique glass repair Beveled Clock Door

Antique Clock Beveled Glass Door

Antique Clock Beveled Glass Door

This antique clock had a broken glass in it so I used a pc of old mirror and removed the silvering The old glass has more of a yellow color to it the newer glass has a much greener color. I save many types of old glass and on occasions have use my kiln to make new glass look old. I then put on a good inch and a half bevel on the glass My hand beveling machines are older than this old clock. They run with leather belts we use electric motors instead of steam now. Hand beveling old glass for this clock has kept its value.Hand beveling is a dieing trade. Antique Carriage Clocks have very thin glass and are the hardest to bevel. I bevel glass for many clock repair shops .

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