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methods of work #43: Making liquid hide glue

05-21-2018 11:27 PM by Loren | 4 comments »

I’ve been running tests for veneering with liquid hide glue I make myself from granules. I’ve also used hot hide glue for veneering and I like it a lot but its short working time imposes some limits. Liquid hide glue can be made by adding other stuff to hide glue and cooking it. I used salt. One recipe I tried involved 2 parts glue, 3 parts water and 1 part salt. This recipe didn’t work out very well for veneering, though the glue produced has some useful characteristics. It is fluid, even runny at room temperature and it has a high initial tack so the veneer doesn’t shift around. Unfortunately it also soaks into the veneer excessively and causes excessiv...

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