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SnowyRiver

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#1 posted 03-08-2012 02:34 PM

I do some restorations too, but I always use Titebond. You likely have to redo the glue ups because of hide glue. I want to be sure the glue is permanent this time. I have been fortunate to be able to meet with a number of folks from the Stickley furniture plant over past couple of years when they were here in some conferences and demos. I just met with one of their head carpenters last week. They said one of the problems they had with early furniture was it eventually coming apart because of the use of hide glue. They now use Titebond on everything. They actually have it tinted pink so they can see it when they do the final sanding. I think its more important to keep it together than worry about originality when it comes to the glue.

I should say also that they mentioned they didnt do a real good job of managing wood expansion in the early years so the problem of pieces coming apart wasnt all the glue, but certainly a part of it.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN


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