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Antique light custom make replacement globes

Sunday, April 7th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique lamp repair, Blowen Glass Replacements, Chandelier Repair, Glass Globe | No Comments »

Broken globe

Broken globe

The broken globe was sent from Arizona . The contractor broke three globes on the job site while restoring and old court house.  I knew I could make the new globes but matching the design on the globe was going to be the challenge.

 

new globe

new globe

 

satin etched finish

satin etched finish

 

hand painted globes

hand painted globes

 

globe 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Antique glass repair crystal repair gauge

Sunday, January 20th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Barometer Repair, Blowen Glass Replacements, clock glass | No Comments »

It was a gift for his  retirement from the electric company.  It is a thermometer that looks like an electric meter  .  The glass case was broken and they didn’t save the pieces. Gauge glass replacement

 

It is  missing the antique  glass cover.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Crystal Repair broken glass liner for sterling silver bowl

Saturday, December 29th, 2012 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Blowen Glass Replacements | No Comments »

The glass liner for the Sterling silver bowl was broken .  I repaired the broken broken glass liner so I could cast a mold off of it to make the replacement  .  I used a high temperature cast able ceramic to make a perfect mold of the original

 

 

 

Replacement Glass Liner

 

New Glass Liner for Sterling Silver Bowl 

 

Silver Bowl with new glass liner and cover

 

It needs a little sugar and it is ready for tea set.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Crystal repair broken glass sculpture restoration

Sunday, December 9th, 2012 Posted in All Repair Projects, Blowen Glass Replacements, Crystal Repair Pictures, Figurine, glass sculpture repair | No Comments »

The crystal sculpture was broken and the head and the arm are missing. It was purchased in Italy while traveling.  I made a new glass head and arm but I have to attach them  to the body.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Antique Glass Repiar whale oil lamp

Sunday, November 25th, 2012 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair, Blowen Glass Replacements | No Comments »

The antique glass oil lamp has been in the family for generations.  During the last move the glass was broken. The pewter was in good shape.  We made a replacement glass .

antique whale oil lamp missing glass

 

 

Install glass

Whale oil lamp glass

Installed glass

 

Whale oil lamp restoration

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Antique Glass Chandelier Repair / candelabra /crystal bobeche replacement

Saturday, December 31st, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair, Blowen Glass Replacements, Chandelier Repair | No Comments »

This antique crystal  bobeche is from a late 1700’s early 1800’s candelabra that  was electrified.  I needed to make two replacement bobeches .  The first step is to make the glass blanks.

 

Bobeche Blank

Rough cutting the shape is next.

 

Rough Cutting Crystal Blank

 

Using smoothing stones the glass is given a 400 to 600 grit finish and ready for polishing.

Bobeche before polishing

 

 

Crystal Bobeche and replacement

The replacement crystal  bobeches are marked for drilling the holes.

 

Crystal Bobeche and replacement

 

 

Replacement Bobeche

 

I also made replacement arms for this chandelier shown in the picture.    I will post picture showing the process I use to duplicate the solid crystal arms.

 

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antique glass repair vintage coffee pot

Thursday, December 29th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Blowen Glass Replacements | No Comments »

The coffee pot came to the United States from  Italy when grandpa came .  It was passed down from father to son and from son to grand son.  I was able to make a replacement glass.

 

Broken Glass from antique Coffee Pot

 

 

Replacement Glass for antique coffee pot

 

 

The coffee pot will be passed on to the great grand son some day along with the story of how his great grand father brought the pot from the old country .

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Antique Glass Repair Broken Cut Crystal Decanter

Thursday, November 24th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Blowen Glass Replacements, Broken Decanter Repair, sick glass | No Comments »

The neck of the decanter was broken in many pieces and was repaired .  The repair was unacceptable and I needed a plan B.  The design engraved on the antique glass decanter gave me a good place to cut off the broken parts.

 

I fabricated a new neck and stone cut the  design .

 

Stain on the bottom of decanter " sick "

 

 

 

A new neck for an antique glass decanter

 

 

Stone cut design on new neck

 

 

Antique Glass Decanter

 

 

New neck antique glass decanter

 

The replacement part looks good and makes the antique  cut glass decanter usable again.  The set is complete and ready for the next party.

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Steuben Crystal Candlestick Repair Broken Top

Thursday, October 27th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Blowen Glass Replacements, Crystal Candlestick repair, Crystal Repair Pictures, Steuben Crystal Repair | No Comments »

The dinner is over and you didn’t put out the candles .  They burn down and crack the tops of the crystal candlesticks.   I can make a new top cut off the old and replace it.

Steuben Crystal Candlestick with broken top

 

 

New Candle cup

 

 

Broken candlestick less the top

 

 

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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 | No Comments »

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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