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Crystal Repair chipped and broken Steuben Crystal Bunny

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Steuben Crystal, Steuben Crystal Repair | No Comments »

Not sure of the story but the bunny was broken and repaired many times over the years.  It was sent to me for repair with a plea to make it look better.   The Steuben Crystal bunny was in bad shape both ears had been broken off and there were many chips and dings.

 

Steuben Crystal Bunny 

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Steuben Crystal Repair

 

Chip crystal bunny

 

Polish off glue and chips

 

Grind and polish damaged area

 

Finished

 

After shipping it back I received a very nice email  .

 

 

Email message sent to me

I received the repaired Steuben rabbit today.  Great job.  Thank you
for first rate craftsmanship and artistic work.  This piece has been in our
family since the early 1960s and now it looks beautiful.  Thanks again.
Peter

 

 

 

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CRYSTAL REPAIR STEUBEN TROUT MISSING FIN

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 Posted in Antique Glass Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures, Steuben Crystal, Steuben Crystal Repair | No Comments »

I need to make a new fin . I cut the rough shape of a new fit .  Steuben crystal is very clear so I used a broken Steuben Plate  so the glass would match .

 

Broken Steuben Trout

New crystal fin made from old Steuben Crystal plate.

 

Steuben Crystal

 

 

Steuben Fish with new fin

 

 

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Antique Steuben Glass Candlestick Repair Broken Crystal Top

Monday, December 12th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Crystal Candlestick repair, Steuben Crystal, Steuben Crystal Repair | No Comments »

The Steuben Crystal Teardrop Candlestick is one of the largest candlesticks they made.  It is very common for people to forget to put out the candles after dinner.   When the candle  burns  down the heat cracks the candle cup.  I have repaired  many of these over the years by making a new candle cup.

Broken Steuben Crystal Candlestick Repair

 

 

Glass Replacement Part

 

 

 

 

 

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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 | No Comments »

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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Steuben crystal eagle broken glass wings repair

Thursday, April 21st, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Figurine, Glueings, Steuben Crystal, Steuben Crystal Repair | No Comments »

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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Steuben Crystal Repair antique glass fish repair

Monday, March 28th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Chipped Glass Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures, glass sculpture repair, Glueings, Steuben Crystal, Steuben Crystal Repair | No Comments »

The antique  glass fish was made by Steuben . Some time ago the fin was broken off and lost.  I made a new fin and attached it.

 

 

Steuben Crystal Fish Repair

The Steuben Crystal repair starts with grinding off what was left of the broken fin.

 

Steuben Crystal Restoration

I made the replacement crystal fin.

 

 

Antique Glass Fish Steuben Crystal

 

I attached the new fin and the Steuben Crystal repair was complete.

 

 

Steuben Glass Fish Restoration

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antique glass repair steuben crystal rooster

Friday, October 8th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Glueings, Steuben Crystal, Steuben Crystal Repair | No Comments »

Dad   glued it together years ago and it came apart. I have done this repair thousands of time. Remove the old glue is the first step. Then make sure the pieces fit together.  The thinner the adhesive the better the bond.

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crystal repair steuben beaver

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Crystal Repair Pictures, Glueings, Steuben Crystal, Steuben Crystal Repair, zoo | No Comments »

The Steuben crystal beaver had a broken tail.  It was sent to me for repair. It wasn’t a very clean break so I ground and polished the chipped glass . I had to reshape the tail also.

broken crystal  steuben beaver

broken crystal steuben beaver

Steuben Crystal Beaver

Steuben Crystal Beaver

restoration complete

restoration complete

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Crystal Repair Steuben Bunny Repair

Thursday, March 19th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, broken glassware, Chipped Glass Repair, Glueings, Steuben Crystal, Steuben Crystal Repair, zoo | No Comments »

crtstal repair Steuben

crystal repair Steuben

Steuben Bunny  after repair

Steuben Bunny after repair

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Steuben Glass Repair

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Glueings, Steuben Crystal, Steuben Crystal Repair | 2 Comments »

Broken neck and ear no problem  .

Steuben Crystal Giraffe

Steuben Crystal Giraffe

Some days I work on animals only  my shop looks like a Zoo

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