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Archive for the ‘Glueings’ Category

Archive for the ‘Glueings’ Category

Antique Glass Repair Seuben Crystal Penguin

Sunday, November 13th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures, Steuben Crystal, Steuben Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Antique Glass Repair Seuben Crystal Penguin

The antique glass penguin was broken and put away years ago.  The glass was discovered and the search was on to find some one to repair it.  The one fin was broken off and many of the small pieces were lost.  That  Steuben Crystal penguin held memories of years go by.

 

Steuben Crystal Penguin Repair

 

A piece of Steubn Crystal from a broken ashtray

 

 

new wing

 

Remove broken wing

 

Sizing Up New Wing

 

New Wing

I used a piece of Steuben Crystal to sculpt the replacement wing because of the color . Steuben is forty nine percent lead and very clear.  The lead also makes it very soft so I have to use the very best cerium oxide for the final step in the polishing process.

 

 

 

 

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Crystal repair broken Orrefors candlestick

Friday, November 11th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Broken Stem, Crystal Candlestick repair, Crystal Repair Pictures, Orrafors Crystal | Comments Off on Crystal repair broken Orrefors candlestick

The blue stem Orrefors candlesticks were broken in many places  both the candle cups and one of the bases. I needed to make replacement candle cups and reattach the base.

 

Replacement Pieces

 

 

 

 

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Waterford Crystal Repair Broken Lamp

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique lamp repair, Crystal Repair Pictures, Glueings, Waterford Crystal, Waterford Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Waterford Crystal Repair Broken Lamp

The Waterford crystal lamp was  sent to me from Pennsylvania  for repair.  The base of he lamp was broken off and they didn’t have all the pieces .    There was a crack a running up the bottom and I had to carefully control the crack and turn it so it ran back to the bottom.   I didn’t want the crack to run up to the top of the lamp.

 

Broken Waterford Lamp Base

I looked and found a Waterford Crystal bowl to make the new base out of.

 

Brioken glass lamp

Cut off broken parts from the bottom of the  lamp.

 

Crack running up

 

 

 

I loop the crack back down and remove piece so it can be repaired.  The lamp is stable now by controlling the crack we minimized its in-pack.  Little cracks only stay little for awhile.

 

New base for lamp

Smooth and polish the parts for reassembly .

 

 

 

Hole for lamp cord

 

 

Using a Waterford Crystal bowl I made a new base for the lamp complete with Waterford logo.

 

Drill a large hole in the bowl.

 

Waterford Table Lamp

 

 

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Carnival Glass Depression Glass Pressed Glass bowl repair

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Glueings | Comments Off on Carnival Glass Depression Glass Pressed Glass bowl repair

The bowl was broken in half and in need of restoration.  It was a clean break so I think would guess hot water in the sink was the culprit . This type of repair comes out very good because of the color and texture.  Cracked glass bowls are sent to me all the time.

Carnival Glass Bowl

 

 

Repaired Carnival Glass Bowl

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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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crystal punch bowl repair broken antique cut glass

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Glueings | 1 Comment »

The crystal bowl was broken in many pieces .  His wife  said just through it a way.   I can repair the antique cut glass bowl so they can use it.

 

 

 

Punch bowl after repair

 

This bowl is ready for the party .   Spike the punch some one is out of the dog house.

 

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New York Waterford Crystal Repair – Broken Glass Dreidel restoration

Thursday, April 28th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Waterford Crystal, Waterford Crystal Repair | Comments Off on New York Waterford Crystal Repair – Broken Glass Dreidel restoration

A precious glass dreidel is not a toy to play with.   In this instance, one of the grand kids did not listen and broke it accidentally.  They were delighted to know we could restore this piece.     The Waterford Crystal Dreidel was missing the handle .

 

Waterford Crystal Dreidel with broken handle

 

Using a glass lath and a crystal rod I fabricated a new handle.   I was able to down load a full size picture and use it for a pattern of the original.

 

 

Waterford Crystal Dreidel with New Handle

Sent for repair from New York, New York  and returned in time for passover.

 

 

Theyll know the next time to not let the kids play with it.

 

If you are in New York and need crystal repair, Bruening Glass works has restored all kinds of crystal pieces for customers all over the globe.

 

 

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Daum Nancy glass figurine repair chipped and missing ear restoration

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Blowen Glass Replacements, broken glassware, Chipped Glass Repair, Figurine, glass sculpture repair, Glueings, zoo | Comments Off on Daum Nancy glass figurine repair chipped and missing ear restoration

The ear was broken off and lost from a very expensive DAUM Nancy glass figurine.  I had to sculpt part of a new ear to fit on the dark amber Daum Glass horse .  Matching the very dark amber color was my first challenge . I made a dozen or more glass ears be for finding one I liked .    Daum glass  started with the notary Jean Daum      Daum  started making glass for watches and mirrors.            (1825-1885).

 

Daum glass horse with broken ear

 

Replacement Glass Ears

 

 

 

 

New Ear

 

 

attached new ear

 

 

Shape new ear

 

 

Daum glass horse first stage of polish

 

 

 

Acid etch glass to match glass head

 

a few finishing touches and its as good as new

Daum horse new ear

Daum Crystal Horse

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Antique Crystal Bowl Repair Broken Glass Foot

Monday, April 25th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, broken glassware, Glueings | Comments Off on Antique Crystal Bowl Repair Broken Glass Foot

This bowl had a place of honor on grandmas dinning room table for over four decades .  There  it sat  with a stack of pennies taking the place of the missing foot. Grandmas birthday is coming up and wouldn’t it be nice to get the bowl repaired .  The local antique  dealers  and glass shops said it couldn’t be repaired .  What they should have said is they can’t repair it and they don’t know any one who can.

Missing Glass Leg

Cut glass bowl with a missing foot.   The leg broke off and was missed placed over forty years ago .

 

 

 

 

First step in the repair process to remove what was left of the broken leg on the cut crystal bowl.

 

glass leg

By casting a mold of one of the good  glass legs I was able to make a new glass foot .

 

Installed new glass foot

We were able to give grandma her pennies back after bonding the new foot to the bottom of the antique glass  bowl

 

 

 

No more pennies

 

The local “experts ”  got it wrong .  It  can be restored .  The crystal repair projects I work on now come from all over the world.

Crystal repair is now high tech with the use of UV adhesives and high temp molds .  Antique  cut glass bowls like this one are repairable . Crystal repair has come a long way in the last thirty years .

 

 

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Steuben crystal eagle broken glass wings repair

Thursday, April 21st, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Figurine, Glueings, Steuben Crystal, Steuben Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Steuben crystal eagle broken glass wings repair

The Steuben eagle was sent to me with two broken wings.  They broke off but it wasn’t a clean break.  I had to polish of what was left of the broken wings. 

 

 

 

 

restoration complete

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