Right from the on set of this project, I had the intention of using hide glue as my adhesive. (Old Brown Glue is quickly becoming my favorite glue) In my last post, simply because I was short time, I glued in two pieces of stringing with Titebond 3, took my pictures and set everything aside. Since I had a little bit of free time today, I was able to do a few things with this box.
So I grabbed my Old Brown from the fridge, put a pot of water on the stove….
But because I knew I was only going to use a tiny amount, I only heated up the bottle until it just started to warm up, then I poured a small amount into a smaller mixing cup, and put the bottle back into the fridge, and just heated up the small amount in the mixing cup.
Once I had all my stringing test fitted, I used a really thin piece of wood and smeared glue into the groove,
And then I inserted the stringing, and used the butt of a chisel to tap it into place.
Now to just wait for the glue to cure, and then I can scrape it flush. Next up, I need to get some stringing bent and installed, and then I can cut the vertical grooves and radii.