HOT Weather Liquid Hide Glue

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Blog entry by Rich posted 06-18-2017 01:34 PM 1042 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch

With 117ºF in the forecast here in Tucson, I figured it was a good time to mix up a batch of liquid hide glue adjusted to have a better viscosity in extreme heat. I have several recipes for various viscosities that provide easy to handle thickness in different temperatures.

If you’ve never tried LHG, grab a bottle of Old Brown Glue and give it a try. Its long open time and lesser tendency to grab will make complex glue ups far less stressful than with PVA glues. In fact, it has a slippery quality that not only doesn’t grab, but increases the ease of assembly of dovetails, M&T, etc. Indoor only though, so PVA still has a place in my shop.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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