Hide Glue #1: Woodtreks video on Hide glue, featuring W Patrick Edwards

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Blog entry by Patricelejeune posted 03-18-2013 09:48 PM 2044 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I really like those 3 videos Christopher Schwartz came to do at the workshop a while ago.

They are pretty good in my opinion let me know what you think!

Hide (& Animal Protein) Glues: Background, Selection and How to Prepare

Hammer Veneering: How To Apply Decorative Veneers Using Only Hand Tools

If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask, we may do complementary video even if time is scarce.

-- Patrice lejeune

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#1 posted 03-18-2013 09:51 PM

This is something I know very little about. Thanks for posting this!

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#2 posted 03-18-2013 10:05 PM

Its how I found patrick som years ago. Thanks I forgot about them it was fun to see again. I wish he would do more.

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#3 posted 03-18-2013 11:25 PM

Thank you for the links. I watched all three videos and thoroughly enjoyed them. I found them to be a great insight on how furniture was made and some of the methods. The protein glue I knew nothing about as well as the veneer hammer. What an interesting and proven concept. Amazing. The bench is something else as well. The three videos really bring to life the difference in woodworking between the old and new world. Although this was very interesting it is way, way out of my league. I think I will leave the hide glue to you experts . Thanks for posting.

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#4 posted 03-18-2013 11:42 PM

Great videos from a great teacher and champion of all things traditional.
I’ve watched these many times and went back to the hammer veneering one several times when I was first using the technique.
I included the first one in my “hide glue for beginners” blog.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#5 posted 03-19-2013 12:11 AM

I used Titebond Liquid Hide Glue yesterday to glue some legs on a pair of small stools. I love working with this glue…

-- Mark, Minnesota

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#6 posted 03-19-2013 09:13 PM

I may be biased as I work for Antique Refinishers producer of Old Brown Glue, but as a woodworker I tried both and on my book Old Brown Glue comes first. It’s the difference between overly processed material and limited additive produce, which gives me a better faith on Old Brown Glue regarding reversibility.
But anyway the main part is that people go back to the hide glue, it does not matter much if it is titebond, old brown glue or hot hide glue.
Protein Glue president!!!

-- Patrice lejeune

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