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Rocky River, Ohio 44116
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Antique Glass Repair

crystal repair chipped and broken lamp

Sunday, June 8th, 2014 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair | No Comments »

The crystal lamp was broken and the base has a large  chip .  The solution was to reshape the base .

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Grind and polish glass chip.

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crystal repair broken decanter and stopper restoration

Saturday, May 31st, 2014 Posted in All Repair Projects, Broken Decanter Repair, Stopper Repair | No Comments »

A very old and beautiful decanter had a crack in it , was stained and part of the stopper was missing.  The antique decanter with a silver collar  had a locking stopper.  That was a first for me . I have never seen a decanter like this.

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The crack was running down from the neck so very carefully I turned the crack and made it run back up to the top. After removing the silver collar the broken piece was removed and the stains ( sick glass)  were polish out .

 

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Reinstall silver collar note key in lock.

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Repair stopped by making new plug and grind and polish to fit decanter neck.

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Replacement Glass for Antique Clock beveled convex with polished dimple

Friday, February 14th, 2014 Posted in All Repair Projects, Beveled Glass, Beveled glass lens, clock glass, clocks | No Comments »

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.

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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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crystal repair broken stopper chipped glass

Monday, November 11th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair, Stopper Repair | No Comments »

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

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Decanter Repair, Stopper Repair | No Comments »

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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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 with a crack

Thursday, April 11th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, broken glassware, Glueings | No Comments »

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

Sunday, April 7th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair, Chandelier Repair, Chipped Glass Repair, Crystal Candlestick repair | No Comments »

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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Venetian Wine Glass with a broken stem

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Broken Stem | No Comments »

The family toasting glass  was broken were the stem meets the foot.   The very ornate Venetian wine glass has been in the family for   generations.

 

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Broken Venetian Wine Glass

 

 

 

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Paper weight repair antique glass

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

Antique glass paper weight with scratches in need of repair.

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First step smooth out scratches with fine grit.

 

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Polish glass

 

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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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