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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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Broken Crystal Vase

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, broken glassware, Chipped Glass Repair, chipped glassware, Uncategorized, Waterford Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Broken Crystal Vase

Joe emailed he had a Waterford Crystal vase that was a wedding present to his parents and the foot was broken and missing pieces.  Can I fix it ?  Yes  send it . He sent the vase from Resto Va.

Vase with broken foot

Vase with broken foot

The vase came in safe and sound. Joe followed the shipping instructions. My job make it new again.  I removed the old broken foot and found a replacement foot. A simple foot transplant and all you need are flowers.

Old vase with  new foot in need of flowers

Old vase with new foot in need of flowers

Its time to bring home the roses.

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Antique Water Glass Repair Crystal

Friday, February 13th, 2009 Posted in All Repair Projects, broken glassware, chipped glassware, Chipped Stemware, Glueings | Comments Off on Antique Water Glass Repair Crystal

WATER GLASS BROKEN BOTTOM

WATER GLASS BROKEN BOTTOM

This antique water glass has a broken bottom and just the bottom none of the sides of the glass was damaged. I was able to cut / grind off the botton and using a thin glass cut a diameter and made a new botttom.  Crystal water glass repair or antique rock glass  not shure what to call it but its ready to be used again.

ROCK GLASS NEW BOTTOM

ROCK GLASS NEW BOTTOM

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