old glass buried in old frames

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   removing old glass from old frames can put life back to beautiful old pieces. they can then be free hanging or reinstalled into new frames or openings.
    

no telling how long this art glass has been mounted in the old frame.


rock hard glazing material gets removed to free-up the art glass.


detail of the condition of the old border metal.


the panel is free from the frame.


old metal removed from border.


detail of the exposed edge.


deteriorated metal border channel.


after cleaning the glass edge, new zinc material is fitted to the panel.


detail of the new border channel after soldering.


hanging hole is drilled through the border channel.

the panel is then thoroughly cleaned and a patina is applied to the new metals.
 
 
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