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antique cut glass repair

Antique Glass Repair broken crystal basket

Thursday, December 29th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Antique Glass Repair broken crystal basket

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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antique crystal repair broken glass handles

Monday, December 26th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, broken glassware | Comments Off on antique crystal repair broken glass handles

The cut glass sugar bowl was missing two handles.  They broke off years ago.

 

crystal bowl missing handles

 

 

Using the handles of a old broken glass bowl I replaced the missing glass pieces.

 

 

 

 

 

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Cloudy Glass Bottle clean sick glass

Monday, October 10th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, sick glass | Comments Off on Cloudy Glass Bottle clean sick glass

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

 

 

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Broken crystal stopper repair for atique cut glass decanter

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Blowen Glass Replacements, Broken Decanter Repair, Glueings | Comments Off on Broken crystal stopper repair for atique cut glass decanter

The stopper for a crystal decanter was broken and sent to me for repair.  I made the new blank first.  Then I ground and polished  it to fit the decanter.

Broken stopper

 

 

 

new blank

I cut off the broken part of the stopper .

replacement piece

 

 

repaired stopper

Then I attached the new stopper blank.

 

 

 

ready to be used

 

The final step to grind and polish the stopper to fit the decanter.

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Baccarat Crystal Repair Chipped Vase

Friday, September 16th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Baccarat Crystal Repair, Chipped Glass Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures | Comments Off on Baccarat Crystal Repair Chipped Vase

The large Baccarat Crystal vase had a large chip in the base.  I could reshape the base but you would see the repair so I removed the base and made a new one.

 

Large chip on base

Large chip on base

 

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I used a diamond saw to cut off  the chipped base of the Baccarat Crystal vase.

 

The base was polished before the new  foot was attached.

 

 

 

 

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crystal punch bowl repair broken antique cut glass

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Glueings | 1 Comment »

The crystal bowl was broken in many pieces .  His wife  said just through it a way.   I can repair the antique cut glass bowl so they can use it.

 

 

 

Punch bowl after repair

 

This bowl is ready for the party .   Spike the punch some one is out of the dog house.

 

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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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Antique Crystal Bowl Repair Broken Glass Foot

Monday, April 25th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, broken glassware, Glueings | Comments Off on Antique Crystal Bowl Repair Broken Glass Foot

This bowl had a place of honor on grandmas dinning room table for over four decades .  There  it sat  with a stack of pennies taking the place of the missing foot. Grandmas birthday is coming up and wouldn’t it be nice to get the bowl repaired .  The local antique  dealers  and glass shops said it couldn’t be repaired .  What they should have said is they can’t repair it and they don’t know any one who can.

Missing Glass Leg

Cut glass bowl with a missing foot.   The leg broke off and was missed placed over forty years ago .

 

 

 

 

First step in the repair process to remove what was left of the broken leg on the cut crystal bowl.

 

glass leg

By casting a mold of one of the good  glass legs I was able to make a new glass foot .

 

Installed new glass foot

We were able to give grandma her pennies back after bonding the new foot to the bottom of the antique glass  bowl

 

 

 

No more pennies

 

The local “experts ”  got it wrong .  It  can be restored .  The crystal repair projects I work on now come from all over the world.

Crystal repair is now high tech with the use of UV adhesives and high temp molds .  Antique  cut glass bowls like this one are repairable . Crystal repair has come a long way in the last thirty years .

 

 

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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 | Comments Off on Antique Glass Repair broken crystal cruet

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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Antique glass clock jar repair

Sunday, March 27th, 2011 Posted in Antique Glass Repair, Blowen Glass Replacements, clock glass, clocks | Comments Off on Antique glass clock jar repair

Replacement glass  for an antique clock . We made for antique clock a cut glass jar that holds mercury .  The cut  crystal  jar is eight sided and is two inches  by three and a half inches by nine inches .  When install in its metal frame it becomes the pendulum for an antique grandfather clock .

 

cut glass jar for antique clock

 

We make beveled glass from our stock of old glass having the  right type of glass is very important.

 

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