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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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Cloudy Glass Bottle clean sick glass

Monday, October 10th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, sick glass | No Comments »

Stains inside the bottle needed to be polished out.   The “sick glass ” devalues the antique cut crystal bottle.

 

 

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Antique Glass Repair broken crystal cruet

Friday, April 8th, 2011 Posted in Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures, sick glass | No Comments »

The antique broken glass cruet needed restoration.  This one came  from a set that has a beautiful sterling silver holder.  First  I cleaned  the inside .

 

 

Dirty and broken cruet

 

cleaned and repaired

 

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Crystal Repair remove stains from inside cut glass vase

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, sick glass | No Comments »

Antique cut glass vases many times have stains from hard water.  This is call sick glass.  The stains come from leaving flowers and water in the vase and the stains are deposited on the sides of the vase.   Small vases like this one clean up very nice.

Sick Glass Vase

Sick Glass Vase

Cut Glass Cleaned Vase

Cut Glass Cleaned Vase

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Repair Scratched Crystal Bowl polish out wear

Monday, August 23rd, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, sick glass | No Comments »

Scratched Bowl

Scratched Bowl

Used and abused for many years this crystal bowl had many many scratches.  It holds many memories for years it was on gramas  table .  It held keys ,coins and pins.  The question is I can restore the bowl to its beauty and shine.

Crystal bowl polished out scratches

Crystal bowl polished out scratches

Antique crystal bowl polish out scratches

Antique crystal bowl polish out scratches

How to polish out scratches from crystal ?  This bowl is an example of the process .  I made a cork wheel that fit into the bowl. I then used some 3f (FFF) pumice and bridgeport milling machine to spin the wheel.  I mix the pumice with water untill it was like a milk shake. You have to be sure not to heat up the glass while polishing .  The heat will crack the glass.  The final polish is done with a felt wheel and cerium oxide.

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crystal repair cloudy glass sick glass

Friday, August 6th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, sick glass | No Comments »

The crystal plates needed to be polished.  The cloudy build up came from the dish washer.   Some times called to as sick glass.

Sick Glass Plate

Sick Glass Plate

plate after polish  crystal repair  cloudy glass  sick glass

plate after polish crystal repair cloudy glass sick glass

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Steuben Crystal Vase Repair Sick Glass Cloudy Scratched

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, sick glass, Steuben Crystal Repair | No Comments »

This Steuben crystal vase was sent to me for cleaning.  I thought it was sick. ( cloudy from hard water stains) It was not sick it was scratched someone tried to clean it with an abrasive. They made it a lot worse by putting in thousands of scratches up and down in side the vase. I was able to carefully polish them out . Steuben Crystal has one of the highest lead content this is why the glass is clear.

cloudy steuben crystal vase

cloudy steuben crystal vase

I polished out the scratches on the inside  of the vase and then I polish out the scratches  on the bottom of the vase .

Steuben Crystal Vase after Polish of scratches

Steuben Crystal Vase after Polish of scratches

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sick glass vase cloudy crystal repair

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, sick glass | No Comments »

Years of water and flowers stained the inside of the vase.  It needed to cleaned.

cloudy crystal vase sick glass

cloudy crystal vase sick glass

crystal vase  repaired

crystal vase repaired

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