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« on: February 19, 2009 01:23:11 PM »

I've got this gorgeous pitcher, and the spout (that'd be what its called right?) is broken.  Can I fix this?  easily?  by myself?  or do I need an expert?
And if its not fixable, is it possible that I could melt it down and make a new pitcher out of it?  or is that waaaaaaaaaaay to advanced?  And if thats way to advanced what else could I do with it?  I like, and I don't want it to go to waste.



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« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2009 01:25:44 PM »

i don't think it can be fixed (unless you know something i don't lol) but you could get a glass cutter and cut the spout part off and sand it down so it would still be usable for it's intended purpose... or you could just use it now to put flowers in
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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2009 01:33:47 PM »

lol I don't know a sniff about glass crafts.  Thats why i'm asking Smiley  But I could probably get my hands on a glass cutter and some proper sandpaper.  That would work I'm sure!
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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2009 03:41:04 PM »

i don't think it can be fixed (unless you know something i don't lol) but you could get a glass cutter and cut the spout part off and sand it down so it would still be usable for it's intended purpose... or you could just use it now to put flowers in

I did this once a long while back.  Was rather easy to do, just make sure you get wet sanding sandpaper and get it in at least 4 or 5 grits.  It will take you about 2 hours of sanding to get a very smooth edge, but it is something you can do in front of the television with a dishpan on your lap.  That is what I did.
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« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2009 03:46:24 PM »

so all I should do is chop it off with a glass cutter, then wet sand it?  well.  I suppose that should be easy enough!

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« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2009 03:50:42 PM »

Yup that's it ... just make sure you cut it a bit above where you want it to end ... you know, to give space to sand it down.  If I remember correctly I got a cheap cutter (you remember the kind you used to be able to get for cutting bottles) used everyday pliers to snap the unwanted glass off. 
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« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2009 10:51:41 PM »

It is so beautiful.  I would try to save it too.  Remember to protect your eyes when cutting the glass. I wouldn't want you to get a piece of glass in your eyes.  Show us when you finish it. 
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« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2009 06:09:18 AM »

I'm going to make my husband do the cutting.  Me+powertools= scary and bad things happen. The wet sading i can do.  the only thing is my husband will probably take a month to get the cutters from the shop.. So once he finally does that, I'll post pics of the final outcome.  Thank you all for your advice!
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