richsantaclaus Posted April 20, 2011 Report Share Posted April 20, 2011 Many members have emailed me about the types of damage that a torch can repair without losing volume of glass in their marble. So, I found 13 categories I use when discussing repairs and I though it would be informational to write a post about it. One must follow the rule that, "The glass will do what IT wants to do!" at all times. One never knows the result until the glass gets into the torch's flame - so be aware of that fact when considering a marble repair. About 5% of the time with the old glass, it will shatter inside the kiln during the warming-up process - another factor to consider. Finally, I always warn, if the marble has ANY emotional feelings attached to it, do not attempt any repair but, instead, buy a single rose vase and display it in the cabinet where it will be there for future family members. I only want to show i this thread what happens to the glass where the damage is present. IT IS ONLY STEP ONE in the process. I have not altered the marble in any other way by adding glass, adding aventurine or doing any type of art on the marble. This post isn't for how good the marble looks as it will never be like it is supposed to be when rolling down the rollers IF it were perfect. Also, some of the oxblood used was not the best in the marbles I chose to post here so you'll see some orange peel look in a few of the examples. Types of Marble Damage Many things can happen to marbles that make them in need of repair. Several times I wanted to know the history, the story of how the marble received its’ damage. Below is my names, or classifications if you will, of the types of damage I see and am asked to repair. DENTS – It looks like it’s been in a crash and part of the glass is dented in. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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