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In Praise of Hide Glue...

01-14-2016 06:14 PM by RogerBean | 7 comments »

LIke many here on LJ, I have used PVA glue for most everything… for many years. I still do, for some things. It’s a good, solid, strong glue. But a little over a year and a half ago, I had the pleasure of spending two weeks with Patrick Edwards at the American School of French Marquetry. As many of you may know, Patrick is one of the foremost advocates over many years, of protein glue, both hot hide glue, and “Old Brown Glue” which he makes and sells. In French Marquetry, one uses hide glue exclusively, so I got to try it first hand. So, OK, I left thinking that maybe, just maybe, it’s not such a bad idea. After making my chevalet, my next project ...

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