|Project by mafe||posted 02-11-2016 04:43 PM||1091 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
Lid for the glue pot
and my go on hide glue
Just a simple lid for my glue pots, perhaps a teaser to get started on hide glue.
This post is from the Glue pot finally getting hot in Copenhagen blog: http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/78458
Conclusion from the blog:
There are no reason not to get started on this, as long as you buy the glue granulate it is as easy as to make oatmeal, even easier since you will not need salt…
You can use two cans as double boiler so no need for fancy gear and you can warm it on your stove.
It’s easy to remove the glue so cleaning up after the glue up is a walk in the park.
It’s sexy! (Like in woodworker sexy).
You get a feel of the good old days.
Ok, it’s not as easy as picking up the glue bottle, you will not have the same guarantee for the strength (DIN norm), you need prep time, to clean after you and to remember to turn of the stove.
For me it will be a thing for special projects, restore and be used as a supplement to the glue bottle.
It is like using a hand plane instead of a sander, they can both do the job, no one will probably ever notice the difference but it will make you a happier man and that is reason enough for me.
1. The lid on my small pot.
2. Cut on the band saw.
3. Quick rabbet on the table saw.
4. We got a lid.
5. Stain it for the joy.
6. The hide glue set up in my shop.
It’s all about this!
Thank you: Flemming, Gunnar and Poul for helping me take the journey into this hide glue adventure.
Hope it can be an inspiration, perhaps even some old school gluing.
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.