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crystal repair chipped crystal pitcher with a crack

Thursday, April 11th, 2013 Posted in All Repair Projects, broken glassware, Glueings | Comments Off on crystal repair chipped crystal pitcher with a crack

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.

crystal repair pitcher

 

cracked

cracked

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 glass tray repair engraved mirror

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 Posted in All Repair Projects, Antique Glass Repair, Etched Glass | Comments Off on Antique glass tray repair engraved mirror

The antique glass tray was broken and repairing the pieces was not an option.  I used the old glass for a pattern .   Then using a variety stones , grinding wheels and diamond wheels I recreated a new engraved glass tray.

 

Engraved Glass Tray

 

The replacement etched glass tray may not be a perfect match but it is close enough to hold the memories.

 

 

 

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