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Steuben Crystal Candlestick Repair chipped and broken glass foot

Monday, November 11th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Crystal Candlestick repair, Steuben Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Steuben Crystal Candlestick Repair chipped and broken glass foot

The classic Steuben Crystal tear drop candlestick had a broken foot and was in need of restoration.  I made a new foot .

Steuben Crystal Candlestick

Steuben Crystal Candlestick

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Crystal Repair Steuben Trout with broken glass fin

Monday, January 14th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, Figurine, glass sculpture repair, Steuben Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Crystal Repair Steuben Trout with broken glass fin

The Steuben Crystal Trout had a broken fin . The glass fin was broken in two place and was chipped. I used the bottom of a broken Steuben candlestick to form the new fin.

Steuben Crystal Trout with broken fin

 

new fin

 

 

 

New Steuben Fin

 

Steuben Trout

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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 Steuben Crystal Bunny

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Steuben Crystal, Steuben Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Crystal Repair chipped and broken Steuben Crystal Bunny

Not sure of the story but the bunny was broken and repaired many times over the years.  It was sent to me for repair with a plea to make it look better.   The Steuben Crystal bunny was in bad shape both ears had been broken off and there were many chips and dings.

 

Steuben Crystal Bunny 

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Steuben Crystal Repair

 

Chip crystal bunny

 

Polish off glue and chips

 

Grind and polish damaged area

 

Finished

 

After shipping it back I received a very nice email  .

 

 

Email message sent to me

I received the repaired Steuben rabbit today.  Great job.  Thank you
for first rate craftsmanship and artistic work.  This piece has been in our
family since the early 1960s and now it looks beautiful.  Thanks again.
Peter

 

 

 

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crystal repair Antique Steuben Crystal Teardrop Candlestick Restoration

Sunday, November 25th, 2012 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Crystal Candlestick repair, Steuben Crystal Repair | Comments Off on crystal repair Antique Steuben Crystal Teardrop Candlestick Restoration

If you let the candle burn down to the glass it will break.  The flame got to close to the glass and broke the top.  I have made many new tops for crystal candlesticks.  The teardrop candlestick by Steuben is my favorite.

Steuben Crystal Candlestick with broken top

First step to cut off broken top.

Cut off broken top

I have repair many crystal candlesticks with this same problem.

Replacement Part

I made the replacement top.

 

 

Steuben Crystal Teardrop Candlestick

Replace broken top with new top.

 

Candlestick restoration

 

 

Time to plan candle lit dinner.

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CRYSTAL REPAIR STEUBEN TROUT MISSING FIN

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 Posted in Antique Glass Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures, Steuben Crystal, Steuben Crystal Repair | Comments Off on CRYSTAL REPAIR STEUBEN TROUT MISSING FIN

I need to make a new fin . I cut the rough shape of a new fit .  Steuben crystal is very clear so I used a broken Steuben Plate  so the glass would match .

 

Broken Steuben Trout

New crystal fin made from old Steuben Crystal plate.

 

Steuben Crystal

 

 

Steuben Fish with new fin

 

 

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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

 

 

Glass Replacement Part

 

 

 

 

 

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Steuben Crystal Candlestick Repair Broken Top

Thursday, October 27th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Blowen Glass Replacements, Crystal Candlestick repair, Crystal Repair Pictures, Steuben Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Steuben Crystal Candlestick Repair Broken Top

The dinner is over and you didn’t put out the candles .  They burn down and crack the tops of the crystal candlesticks.   I can make a new top cut off the old and replace it.

Steuben Crystal Candlestick with broken top

 

 

New Candle cup

 

 

Broken candlestick less the top

 

 

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Steuben crystal eagle broken glass wings repair

Thursday, April 21st, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Figurine, Glueings, Steuben Crystal, Steuben Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Steuben crystal eagle broken glass wings repair

The Steuben eagle was sent to me with two broken wings.  They broke off but it wasn’t a clean break.  I had to polish of what was left of the broken wings. 

 

 

 

 

restoration complete

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Steuben Crystal Repair antique glass fish repair

Monday, March 28th, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Chipped Glass Repair, Crystal Repair Pictures, glass sculpture repair, Glueings, Steuben Crystal, Steuben Crystal Repair | Comments Off on Steuben Crystal Repair antique glass fish repair

The antique  glass fish was made by Steuben . Some time ago the fin was broken off and lost.  I made a new fin and attached it.

 

 

Steuben Crystal Fish Repair

The Steuben Crystal repair starts with grinding off what was left of the broken fin.

 

Steuben Crystal Restoration

I made the replacement crystal fin.

 

 

Antique Glass Fish Steuben Crystal

 

I attached the new fin and the Steuben Crystal repair was complete.

 

 

Steuben Glass Fish Restoration

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