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Glass Dome for clock with crack

Friday, May 1st, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, clock glass, Glass Globe, Glueings | Comments Off on Glass Dome for clock with crack

An antique, glass, clock dome was brought to me because of a large crack. The crack will still be visible once it’s repaired, but the dome will be stable. I learned a long time ago from my old scientific glass blowing teacher how to control a crack. Now I can easily make cracks go wherever I choose.  In this case, I was able to make the crack turn to the bottom of the dome. If left alone, the crack would have continued going up, and around, and eventually it would have ruined the dome. Now the crack is no longer a threat, and it can be easily hidden behind the clock. I am currently developing a new way of making glass domes like this one. In the future, I plan to offer replacement domes for customers with this type of damage.

clock dome with crack

clock dome with crack

Crack going up

Crack going upcrack going downtwo piecesGlued and stable

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