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Custom replacement glass globe for antique light with cut glass design

May 30th, 2014 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique lamp repair, bubble convex glass, Etched Glass, Glass Globe | Comments Off on Custom replacement glass globe for antique light with cut glass design

The replacement globe was very large and had a cut glass design.  We used the old broken glass globe to make a mold used in bending the glass replacement.

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The replacement convex glass was frosted and the cut glass design was drawn on it.

 

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The design is cut in the glass using stones and hand polished.

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replacement cut glass globe

 

 

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antique crystal chandelier replacement bobeche

May 21st, 2014 Posted in All Repair Projects, Bobaches Boboches Bobeches, Chandelier Repair | Comments Off on antique crystal chandelier replacement bobeche

The second largest chandelier in the world was in need of three replacement bobeches.  I have made a lot of crystal  bobeches over the years but not as large as these.  They sent me a broken bobeche with a part missing. I made a mold and cast it in plaster to fill in the part the was missing.

bobeche with plaster mold

bobeche with plaster mold

 

 

bobeche blank

bobeche blank

I made the blanks .

 

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Crystal bobeche   twelve  inch diameter

 

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Drilled the 24 holes and added pins.

 

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Glass Sculpture Restoration Large Horse missing pieces

February 15th, 2014 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Figurine, glass sculpture repair | Comments Off on Glass Sculpture Restoration Large Horse missing pieces

The first step was to remove what was left of the mane.

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Broken Mane

 

Grind and polish area smooth.

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Create the new glass mane.

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Attach the new glass mane to the Italian sculpture.

 

Attach the new glass

 

The sculpture is ready to be displayed.

 

 

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Replacement Glass for Antique Clock beveled convex with polished dimple

February 14th, 2014 Posted in All Repair Projects, Beveled Glass, Beveled glass lens, clock glass, clocks | Comments Off on Replacement Glass for Antique Clock beveled convex with polished dimple

The old glass was repaired so it could be use to cast a high temperature mold .  The mold and an old piece of glass went into a kiln to form a glass blank.

old broken lens  beveled and convex glass

old broken lens beveled and convex glass

 

The blank was cut to size , beveled and the dimple was ground and polished.  The dimple is use to add additional clearance for the center stem.

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I hope to update the post with a picture of the restored clock. I have made many lens for old clocks but this is the first one with a additional polished bent and  dimple.

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Steuben Crystal Candlestick Repair chipped and broken glass foot

November 11th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Crystal Candlestick repair, Steuben Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Steuben Crystal Candlestick Repair chipped and broken glass foot

The classic Steuben Crystal tear drop candlestick had a broken foot and was in need of restoration.  I made a new foot .

Steuben Crystal Candlestick

Steuben Crystal Candlestick

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crystal repair broken stopper chipped glass

November 11th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair, Stopper Repair | Comments Off on crystal repair broken stopper chipped glass

The stopper was in bad shape .  It was broken in three places and  there were some pieces missing.  I needed to add a pieces of glass to get the right height. The decanter is a beautiful cobalt blue cut to clear .  The plug of the stopper was broken off. That is the part that is ground to fit the neck of the decanter.

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Broken stopper with missing pieces

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Added cut glass piece to the middle and a new plug.

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Ground and fit the new plug to fit the neck of the decanter.

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CRYSTAL DECANTER REPAIR CHIPPED AND BROKEN NECK

May 22nd, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair, Stopper Repair | Comments Off on CRYSTAL DECANTER REPAIR CHIPPED AND BROKEN NECK

The antique decanter had a large chip and a crack running down and across the neck.  Over the years the large chip that can off was lost.  The crystal decanter was also cloudy on the  inside from decades of use. The stopper was missing also.  The fist challenge was to stop the crack from traveling any farther.

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crystal decanter repair

 

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Old broken neck and the new one .

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Copper wheel engraving

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Repaired decanter with new neck

 

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Making new stopper

 

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Cut ten facets in new stopper to match decanter

 

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crystal repair chipped crystal pitcher

April 30th, 2013 Posted in Antique Glass Repair, Chipped Glass Repair, Etched Glass, Uncategorized | Comments Off on crystal repair chipped crystal pitcher

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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crystal repair chipped crystal pitcher with a crack

April 11th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, broken glassware, Glueings | Comments Off on crystal repair chipped crystal pitcher with a crack

The old crystal pitcher has been in the family for many years.  It has served many cold drinks at grandmas house. The sentimental value is the motivation for the repair. A crack has run from the top down the left side of the handle almost to the bottom.  The plan is to run the crack around the bottom of the handle and up the right side of the handle to the top.  Controlling the path the crack takes is critical. I have spend  years refining this skill.

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run the crack up to the top

run the crack up to the top

 

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It is ready to be used.  The adhesive makes most of crack go away.  Look close and you can see a little of the crack.

 

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antique crystal candelabra repair chipped glass missing piece

April 7th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair, Chandelier Repair, Chipped Glass Repair, Crystal Candlestick repair | Comments Off on antique crystal candelabra repair chipped glass missing piece

The crystal candelabra was broken and the pieces were missing.

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Cue out the chipped part.

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Fit in new piece off glass.

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Shape glass

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Cut in design and polish

 

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Its not perfect but when it is back on the candelabra with the prisms installed you won’t be able to see the repair.

 

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