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crystal repair chipped crystal pitcher

Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 Posted in Antique Glass Repair, Chipped Glass Repair, Etched Glass, Uncategorized | No Comments »

The crystal pitcher has a very large chip on the rim.  It will have to be reshaped .

 

chipped and cracked glass pitcher

chipped and cracked glass pitcher

 

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Antique Glass Paper Weight Repair

Sunday, January 27th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Uncategorized | No Comments »

Mishandled for years the paper weight had lost its  luster.  The scratches were deep and many.  I knew I could bring it back to its original beauty .

Paper Weight with chips

Paper Weight with chips

 

 

Smooth chips

Smooth chips

Smooth out the chips with 220 grit sand paper and then 400 grit.

 

polished paper weight

polished paper weight

Finish polishing with pumice and cerium oxide.

 

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Antique Glass Repair broken crystal basket

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

The antique cut glass basket had a broken bottom.  I cut off the broken part and made a new bottom of the antique cut  glass plate.

Broken Crystal Basket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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crystal repair cut glass decanter

Sunday, June 20th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair, Glueings, Uncategorized | No Comments »

Red on clear glass decanter came in with a broken neck.

cut glass decanter broken neck

cut glass decanter broken neck

The break was along one of the cuts

repaired decanter

repaired decanter

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Antique beveled glass mirror repair

Saturday, January 30th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Beveled Glass, Uncategorized | No Comments »

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 Repair Steuben Pear

Sunday, January 10th, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Steuben Crystal Repair, Uncategorized | No Comments »

crystal repair steuben pear

crystal repair steuben pear

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crystal repair decanter broken neck

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair, Glueings, Uncategorized | No Comments »

The crystal decanter had a broken neck and they were missing pieces. The crystal repair job was going to be more than a glue job. I needed to replace the broken neck .I cut off what was left of the old one and attached the new neck.  Its not a perfect match to the old neck but very close.

crystal decanter broken neck

crystal decanter broken neck

 

antique bottle repair

broken glass glued

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Crystal repair chipped on neck of decanter

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010 Posted in Broken Decanter Repair, Testimonials, Uncategorized | No Comments »

Good morning Marc,

 

I’ve finally gotten round to opening the box (major fall season home re-org project is in full swing).  Your work is fantastic!  I would never have known that there was ever any damage.  Once I get the music box mechanism back together I’ll reassemble the decanter and send you some ‘after’ pictures.  I plan to show off your work to everyone I know.

 

I would like your opinion on something.  The half-dome well that forms the bottom of the decanter and where the music box mechanism fits was originally mirror-silvered.  When I purchased the decanter some time ago the mirroring had long since been replaced with hobby silver paint.  I didn’t care for how that looked so I removed the paint intending to resilver it with silver or gold mirroring once it had been repaired.  Now that I see it all repaired, and with the music box mechanism all cleaned and polished and gleaming in silver and gold itself, I’m leaning towards leaving the decanter bottom unsilvered allowing the music box mechanism to show through the glass.  What do you think?

 

John

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Repair Crystal Antique Cut Glass Vase

Thursday, December 31st, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Blowen Glass Replacements, broken glassware, Glueings, Uncategorized | No Comments »

 Save the pieces it makes the repair so much easier. This crystal vase came in for repair and I had to make a new bottom.

 

Broken Crystal Vase

Broken Crystal Vase

 

 

 

Being able to blow glass and make a new glass bottom made this repair possible.
Repair Crystal Antique Cut Glass Vase

Make new bottom and attach

 

Repaired cut glass glass vase in silver foot

Repaired cut glass glass vase in silver foot

Done in time for the holidays it will make a great center piece.

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How to make a wine bottle a vase

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

This unique blue glass wine bottle had to be saved from the trash. My customer brought it in so I could just cut of the neck.  This was not a good  solution.  I cut off the bottom of the bottle then used the bottom to make a foot for the new vase.

Blue Glass Wine Bottle to make vase

Blue Glass Wine Bottle to make vase

Cobalt Blue Wine Bottle Vase

Cobalt Blue Wine Bottle Vase

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