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Warm Weather Liquid Hide Glue

05-02-2017 01:35 AM by RichTaylor | 0 comments »

I’ve been a convert to LHG over the past year. After falling in love with Old Brown Glue, I decided I could make my own and save money. I have a couple of Anova sous vide circulators, so maintaining the 140º temperature for a couple of hours is no problem. My first formulation was an attempt to replicate OBG. I spent time tweaking the amount of urea and got it very close. Mine was just a bit more viscous at a given temperature than OBG. The problem with OBG — or my version of the recipe — here in Tucson, is that once the temperatures climb into the nineties, as they have now, it gets runny to about the thickness of motor oil. Unless you are working on a flat, level surface,...

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