Glass reassembly help needed
August 4, 2011 1:17 PM Subscribe
How do I support the pieces of a hollow glass item from the inside as I put it back together? And what's the best adhesive?
posted by wenestvedt to home & garden (9 answers total)
One of the kids broke a treasured, old, gift-from-the-late-greatgrandpa glass item, and I am trying to reassemble it. I figured out where all the pieces go by putting some Play-Dough inside the thing and dry-fitting it, and I am smugly satisfied about that. But now I need to contrive some means of support for those pieces during the reassembly -- support which can be removed when I am done.
The tricky part: the item is a pig-shaped piggy bank, a little larger than a lemon, and the only opening is a thick slot on the top about the width & length of an Eiesenhower Dollar coin. (Nope, no hole in the base.) The glass is terribly thin, too.
Does anyone have tricks for supporting the reconstruction of a fragile item like this?
And what kind of adhesive can I use? Krazy Glue is my universal repair solution (viz., it fixes everything, and glues shut the lips of anyone who says otherwise), but perhaps someone who isn't a hack like me can make a better suggestion.
Thanks, and remember: we're doing it for the pig!