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crystal repair chipped and broken lamp

Sunday, June 8th, 2014 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Antique lamp repair | Comments Off on crystal repair chipped and broken lamp

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 chipped and broken Steuben Crystal

Friday, December 14th, 2012 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Steuben Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Crystal Repair chipped and broken Steuben Crystal

The crystal pineapple fell over and the top stem broke off.  It needed more than just a gluing if I used an adhesive to repair it you would see the restoration. I needed to make a new center stem to make a seamless  restoration.

Broken and chipped Steuben Crystal

 

 

new stem old leaves

 

 

 

Steuben Restoration

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CRYSTAL REPAIR chipped and broken glass candlestick

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012 Posted in All Repair Projects, Crystal Candlestick repair | Comments Off on CRYSTAL REPAIR chipped and broken glass candlestick

When dinner is over  “blow out the candles “.  Time and time again people finish a candle lit dinner and retire to some place more comfortable  forget to  put out the candles.  Then the candles burn down and when the flame gets close to the glass candle cup it cracks.  This were I come in.

broken crystal candlestick “before picture”

Cut off broken part and polish .

cut off the broken crystal part

Create the new candle cup     crystal replacement piece

 

Replacement part

Attach the new crystal candle cup.

 

crystal repair candlestick ” after picture”

 

 

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crystal repair broken glass Daum Nancy vase

Saturday, September 8th, 2012 Posted in Antique Glass Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures, Glueings | Comments Off on crystal repair broken glass Daum Nancy vase

This Daum Nancy vase is very expensive and holds a lot of sentimental value.  When it got broken they almost threw it out.  This vase is shipped in a very nice box that has foam rubber cut to fit the vase.  The form rubber was useful in the repair  . It gave me a pattern to make the new glass replacement part.   The shape and size of the crystal top mirrors the foam.

Broken Crystal Vase

 

I removed the  broken crystal piece  from the green base. Then I make a replacement crystal vase to replace the broken one.

 

Daum Crystal vase after restoration

 

 

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Antique Glass Repair Broken Crystal Oil Lamp

Thursday, May 17th, 2012 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Glass Globe | Comments Off on Antique Glass Repair Broken Crystal Oil Lamp

The antique glass oil lamp was broken and in need of repair.  When the  antique glass lamp fell over the glass nob on the bottom broke off. .  There was a hole now were it use to connect to the metal base.

 

Oil Lamp

 

 

Cut off the broken part and grind flat.

 

 

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Antique Steuben Glass Candlestick Repair Broken Crystal Top

Monday, December 12th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Crystal Candlestick repair, Steuben Crystal, Steuben Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Antique Steuben Glass Candlestick Repair Broken Crystal Top

The Steuben Crystal Teardrop Candlestick is one of the largest candlesticks they made.  It is very common for people to forget to put out the candles after dinner.   When the candle  burns  down the heat cracks the candle cup.  I have repaired  many of these over the years by making a new candle cup.

Broken Steuben Crystal Candlestick Repair

 

 

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Crystal Repair broken frosted glass figurine

Monday, December 5th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Figurine, glass sculpture repair | Comments Off on Crystal Repair broken frosted glass figurine

The broken  glass leopard is made from  borosilicate glass  ( pyrex ).   This type of glass  has a very low expansion coefficient so it  can be reheated .   There is a small piece missing were the leg broke.

 

Most pieces of glass can not be fused back together so I use UV cured adhesive .

fusing glass leg

I used a torch and fused the broken glass leg .   I shaped the leg and fill in the area were the chip was missing.   I frosted the area to matched .

Repaired Glass Leopard

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Crystal repair broken Orrefors candlestick

Friday, November 11th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Broken Stem, Crystal Candlestick repair, Crystal Repair Pictures, Orrafors Crystal | Comments Off on Crystal repair broken Orrefors candlestick

The blue stem Orrefors candlesticks were broken in many places  both the candle cups and one of the bases. I needed to make replacement candle cups and reattach the 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.

 

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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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Carnival Glass Depression Glass Pressed Glass bowl repair

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Glueings | Comments Off on Carnival Glass Depression Glass Pressed Glass bowl repair

The bowl was broken in half and in need of restoration.  It was a clean break so I think would guess hot water in the sink was the culprit . This type of repair comes out very good because of the color and texture.  Cracked glass bowls are sent to me all the time.

Carnival Glass Bowl

 

 

Repaired Carnival Glass Bowl

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