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Offline karelm

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Re: Terrible condition but maybe Clichy?
« Reply #20 on: July 25, 2007, 01:44:27 PM »
Hazel,
I think it would be intresting for many of us if you decide to get it restored to do a small write-up about exactly what and how they do it.  Also give us some sort of idea about cost.
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Karel
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Re: Terrible condition but maybe Clichy?
« Reply #21 on: July 25, 2007, 01:56:20 PM »
Hi Karel

I'll try, I haven't had a weight polished before so I don't know where to start :D

Anyone any good ideas on firms in the UK who are good on paperweight polishing?

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Hazel


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Re: Terrible condition but maybe Clichy?
« Reply #22 on: July 25, 2007, 02:44:58 PM »
I'll try, I haven't had a weight polished before so I don't know where to start :D"snip"
That is the same a s most of us and that is why I made the request...you are the guinea pig  >:D ;D
Karel
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Re: Terrible condition but maybe Clichy?
« Reply #23 on: July 25, 2007, 03:01:15 PM »
Oh dear, not again - my older sister always used to make me test things out to check they were safe (if I refused I wouldn't be allowed to tag along next time) :P


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Re: Terrible condition but maybe Clichy?
« Reply #24 on: July 25, 2007, 06:42:34 PM »
I would recommend Bob Hall most highly.  He charged me £30 for re-polishing a weight (albeit much less damaged than this) and did an excellent job.  His website is http://bobhallpaperweights.co.uk/ and you can find his contact details there.

I look forward to seeing the results.

Leni


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Re: Terrible condition but maybe Clichy?
« Reply #25 on: July 25, 2007, 06:46:55 PM »
Thanks Leni, I will speak to him a.s.a.p.

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Hazel


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Re: Terrible condition but maybe Clichy?
« Reply #26 on: July 25, 2007, 06:58:40 PM »
BTW, I love Charlie's Blog!  It's on my list, just after 'Dooce'  ;)
Leni


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Re: Terrible condition but maybe Clichy?
« Reply #27 on: July 25, 2007, 07:04:23 PM »
I'll pass your comments on to Charlie (wags all round), he was just about to write an update on 'training the humans'.  ;D


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Re: Terrible condition but maybe Clichy?
« Reply #28 on: July 26, 2007, 12:06:12 AM »
An extra plug for Bob Hall as a weight repairer ...

Bob developed a method of grinding that generates very little heat and therefore is much safer for items that may have unreleased stresses. He is only able to work with with domed pieces, so faceted weights for example are outside his scope - which means for this interesting item, he probably could repolish it.

He will always give an honest view as to whether any damage is too much for him to achieve a good result. The problem is that it only needs one chip to be "too deep" to mean that excessive amounts of glass need to be taken off all over the weight, resulting in a loss of magnification or perhaps even a distortion of the interior elements.

Occasionally, a restorer will take more off the top than from the sides if this does not affect the overall look of the weight. But as I said, Bob will give a true opinion on what he feels can be done.
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Re: Terrible condition but maybe Clichy?
« Reply #29 on: October 07, 2013, 10:53:03 PM »
I 'think' (open to correction) that my weight in this linked  thread has similarities with the weight on this thread?

http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,47540.msg267525.html#msg267525

http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,47540.msg308383.html#msg308383
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