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Archive for the ‘Waterford Crystal Repair’ Category

Archive for the ‘Waterford Crystal Repair’ Category

Crystal Repair chipped Waterford crystal compote

Friday, January 25th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Chipped Glass Repair, Waterford Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Crystal Repair chipped Waterford crystal compote

There was a very large chip in the Waterford Crystal compote.

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By grinding the top of the compote down I was able to remove the chip.

 

Waterford Crystal Compote Repair

Waterford Crystal Compote Repair

 

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Waterford Bowl with chipped foot repair

Monday, January 21st, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Chipped Glass Repair, Waterford Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Waterford Bowl with chipped foot repair

The Waterford Crystal bowl had a large chip on the foot.  I had a matching foot so I cut off the chipped one and replaced it with a good foot.

Waterford bowl chipped foot

Waterford bowl chipped foot

 

Repaired Crystal Bowl

Repaired Crystal Bowl

 

 

 

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CRYSTAL REPAIR CHIPPED WATERFORD CLOCK

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, clock glass, clocks, Waterford Crystal Repair | Comments Off on CRYSTAL REPAIR CHIPPED WATERFORD CLOCK

The Waterford Crystal clock had a very large chip in the base.   I cut off the damaged base and replaced it.

 

 

 

 

The new glass base was installed and the clock was sent back .  The clock movement was installed by the owner.

 

 

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CRYSTAL REPAIR WATERFORD BOWL CHIPPED GLASS FOOT

Thursday, April 12th, 2012 Posted in All Repair Projects, Chipped Glass Repair, Waterford Crystal Repair | Comments Off on CRYSTAL REPAIR WATERFORD BOWL CHIPPED GLASS FOOT

The Waterford Bowl had a large chip on the base.  The chip was to large to grind and polish out.  I found a broken candle stick that had the same shape base.  I removed the base from the damaged candlestick to use on the bowl.

Waterford Bowl chipped base

Rough grind the bottom flat and polish.

 

Waterford Bowl with damaged foot removed

 

Polished the bottom

 

 

new foot

 

 

Waterford Crystal Bowl new base

 

 

 

 

 

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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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Waterford Crystal Repair chipped candlestick

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Chipped Glass Repair, Crystal Candlestick repair, Waterford Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Waterford Crystal Repair chipped candlestick

The Waterford Crystal candle stick was sent to a shop for repair.  They ground all for corners to match and did not polish them.   The customer was very upset and sent the piece to me to be redone .   I ground the corners back to a point per original design and polished them.

Waterford Crystal Candelstick Repair

 

The other glass repair place sent this back as a finished job.

 

As good as new

 

repaired all four corners

 

This was used in there wedding in Ireland.

 

 

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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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Waterford Crystal repair broken candlestick missing piece

Friday, April 1st, 2011 Posted in Waterford Crystal, Waterford Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Waterford Crystal repair broken candlestick missing piece

The Waterford crystal candlestick was broken and they lost the pieces.  Making a piece to fit were the piece broke out was not an option. So I made a new top to replace were the glass was missing.

 

waterford crystal candle holder

 

Broken Glass candle holder

 

After making the new top I cut off the broken part .

 

Waterford Candle holder with new top

 

 

Waterford Crystal Candle Holder after restoration

 

waterford glass crystal restoration with new glass top

 

 

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Crystal Repair Broken Waterford Stem

Monday, March 28th, 2011 Posted in broken glassware, Broken Stem, Glueings, Waterford Crystal, Waterford Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Crystal Repair Broken Waterford Stem

Sent from New York, New York for restoration the Waterford Crystal wine glass had a broken stem . It was cracked in two places were the stem meets the foot and were the stem meets the bowl.

 

Waterford Crystal with broken stem

Waterford Crystal with broken stem

 

 

Crystal wine glass after repair

Some were in New York city a couple is having a glass of wine with dinner and remembering when they went to Ireland  in the 80’s  .  They bought a set of Waterford Crystal Wine glasses after the factory tour.

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Broken wine glass Waterford Crystal stem

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, broken glassware, Waterford Crystal, Waterford Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Broken wine glass Waterford Crystal stem

Broken crystal stem are repairable. This Waterford wine glass was broken in three pieces.  I repaired the glass for a fraction of replacement cost.

 

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If you break a wine or water glass you should save the pieces because hey can be used to repair other glasses.

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