I promised in a recent construction series about my current project to do a ”how to get started in hide glue” tutorial, but in researching for useful photos and making sure my facts were correct, I took a second look at a series of videos with Patrick Edwards on Kieth Cruickshank’s “Woodtreks” blog. I decided that if you want to learn about hide glue I’ll let a real expert tell you about it and in video at that.
You may want to watch these several times. I still pick up tips every time I watch them and I’ve been using hide glue almost daily for a couple of years plus I’ve had this talk from Patrick in person at his American School Of French Marquetry. He is as knowledgeable on this subject as anyone in the country and commonly says that he’ll change glues as soon as someone can prove theirs is superior. He’ll also tell you that in the thirty odd years he’s been saying that …. no one has.
So here's a link to a LOT of knowledge about hide glue from a true expert.
Enjoy, and I’ll field any questions I can and throw in a few photos and whatnot as (if) this develops.
P.S. I probably should have checked first. There are already several good blogs and articles on LJ’s ( search: Hide Glue) so there’s another resource. I suppose it’s good to bring it up again once in a while if only to have someone to throw questions at.
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglas boats he would have given us fibrerglas trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/