Fix Broken Wine Glass Foot

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Introduction: Fix Broken Wine Glass Foot

About: I'm currently studying Coastal Engineering, I'm crazy for miniatures and dioramas, and I see a opportunity of improvement in every broken thing.

I just bought a batch of 4 wine glasses and one of them fell and broke its foot. It was a pity to throw it to the bin so I decided to fix it. For that I used Fimo modelling clay that hardens after 30 min in the oven. It's actually become my favourite glass as it has more grip than the other glasses.

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Step 1: Modelling

This clay is divided in 6 portions. To make the base I used 3 of them.

- Make a ball with 2 and a half portions.
- Flatten it till you get the dimension of the base wanted (do this on a tray covered with aluminium paper).
- Place the glass in the middle and make sure it's straight.
- Secure the glass to the base with the half portion left.

Step 2: Baking

Now make sure there are no fingerprints on the glass. You've probably dirt your hands while modeling the base and if you leave any fingerprint on the glass it will also harden in the baking process.

Bake it for 30 min at 110ºC (230ºF), let it go cold... and that's it!

**Wash the glass before use**

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7 Discussions

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booboo24u2
booboo24u2

Question 1 year ago on Step 2

I have Crystal wedding wine glass engraved with my departed husbands name on it and base to stem shattered. Will this process harm crystal in 230 oven for 30 minutes? Thank you. Great idea, just worried about crystal shattering

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netkravler
netkravler

6 years ago on Introduction

How much is the price of this clay , comparred to the price of a new glass ?

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misko13
misko13

Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

The clay was 1€ and a new glass 2€.
Anyway, I'm giving a solution to a problem that, with a creative mind, could be applied for other broken things such as a broken handle.

Awesome! And, if you wanted, you could do glasses with different color bottoms so people can tell whose glass is whose!

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misko13
misko13

Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

That's a great idea! This modelling clay is made in many different colors.

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scoochmaroo
scoochmaroo

7 years ago on Introduction

This is great! I love Penolopy's suggestion too. I can't decide if I prefer the main image you have now or the final image of the finished product. . .