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Discuss marble restoration & repair here - polishing machines, cooking, dipping, etc.

  1. Intructions to make marble polishing machine

    Here is a link with instructions on how to make a marble polishing machine. http://www.theglassmarble.com/sphere%20grinder.htm Just in case this page moves, I am copying the info below: How to Assemble and Use your Marble Reconditioning Machine The motors are small and turn no faster...

    Started by Pete, 01-19-2008 12:32 PM
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  2. Question Slags and Handmades need a facelift

    These slags and handmades are in rough shape. One handmade is so beat up that I cannot even tell what the center might be. I wonder if it could be blasted with a torch and made so that it would be clear. I realize it might not be round, but it's a shame to just trash it. Some of the handmades would...

    Started by jayne, 03-04-2016 11:06 PM
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    04-07-2016 11:39 PM Go to last post
  3. Question Clearing up the dings, dents, and cracks

    I have several German handmade marbles that have been used for what they were made for, and they have lots of dings, dents, cracks, chips, etc. I would love to be able to see the cores and swirls better. I am not really looking to repair them. I just want to make it easier to see through. Is there...

    Started by jayne, 10-23-2015 11:19 PM
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    01-07-2016 09:15 PM Go to last post
  4. Polisher needed!

    I've got more mibs I want to polish and can't seem to scare up Paul Nulton, who polished my last batch for me... Someone got me a phone # recently, but all I've gotten on that # is a busy signal. Can anyone direct me to some polishers? I'd like to identify and get pricing from as many as...

    Started by Pete, 03-15-2012 12:49 PM
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    09-15-2015 10:11 PM Go to last post
  5. chips

    Can you fix a chip in a machine made marble? If so how would I go about doing so? Thanks Beth

    Started by beth, 01-23-2014 04:07 PM
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    03-21-2015 10:32 PM Go to last post
  6. Question Can this Akro be repaired ?

    If it is possible, does anyone know who & how I might contact them ? If it were in perfect condition what would its value be ? I ask this so I don't spend a 100.00 fixing it only to learn it was only worth 20.00.

    Started by gorf, 12-26-2014 11:14 AM
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    12-28-2014 06:33 PM Go to last post
  7. Is anyone cooking marbles?

    In the past I'd had a marble cooked by Scott Patrick. To do that, a damaged sulphide is attached to a punty, and "cooked" in the furnace by allowing the surface to remelt (which "restores" damage) while rolling the punty back and forth, so the marble doesn't melt off the punty, then it is broken...

    Started by Pete, 03-06-2012 08:50 AM
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    12-03-2014 02:10 AM Go to last post
  8. Question Marbles with cracks, flea bites

    I have a sandwich bag full of some great marbles that are damaged, some have cracks, Flea bites, or chips. Are these marbles something that people buy? Thank You!1:wave2:

    Started by kells14u2, 05-02-2014 05:55 AM
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    06-26-2014 06:28 PM Go to last post
  9. Question Is the Tri-Head Restoration machine still for sale?

    Hi there, I was wondering if the Tri-Head or even the dual-head marble Restoration machine that used to be sold on this site is still available for sale? It used to be $200 and I have not been able to find it and I am in need of it badly. I don't want someone to restore marbles for me, I want to...

    Started by LadyTess, 04-05-2014 03:32 AM
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    04-05-2014 03:32 AM Go to last post
  10. Killer onionskin repair

    Hopefully if I loaded these pics right youll see a killer onionskin that I restored! It was super frosty and after some tlc it turned out to be covered in some real nice mica!!!

    Started by 1977logan, 04-06-2012 08:49 AM
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    12-28-2013 10:02 PM Go to last post
  11. Curious Attempt @ Restoration?

    Hello friends! I recently purchased a Left Twist Onionskin Marble from an auction & once I got it home & washed it I noticed a film on the entire marble. It is in rough shape & had been polished down a lot! But I couldn't make sense of the film on it. It was like dried glue but I had never heard of...

    Started by Jaimeemc, 11-03-2013 02:04 PM
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    12-05-2013 04:20 PM Go to last post
  12. Smile Rock Tumbling affective way of polishing Q & A

    how do you the marble world feel about polishing using a 3lb rock tumbler. explain your positives and negatives i want to see if it is worth it or not and if it does a sufficient job. i have tons of RARE MARBLES but minor flaws and i want them in my collection! help me!

    Started by themarblemann, 12-22-2012 11:57 PM
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    11-16-2013 10:00 AM Go to last post
  13. Another couple great salvages

    This was my first shot at restoring a beat up marble! I was hooked afterwards

    Started by 1977logan, 04-06-2012 08:55 AM
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    10-31-2013 08:23 AM Go to last post
  14. Lightbulb broken

    A antique marble table top we have got broke sometime ago and was repaired. In lifting it one day the repair let go and it broken in half again. It's about 36" long by 18" wide. Is there any glue, cement, expoy on the market to hold this together? :-o>

    Started by Ray Blades, 10-12-2004 12:43 AM
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    09-25-2013 02:27 PM Go to last post
  15. Can it be repaired ?

    Marble is 1 1/2 inches. Bought this at an antique shop for $5.00. Was wondering if this could be repaired and the cost to repair. If you could do it for me PLMK your price and info in a PM. Thanks, James P.S. I'll post pictures in the next message.

    Started by JRAR78, 03-21-2010 08:02 PM
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    01-29-2013 04:42 PM Go to last post

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