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Forum topic by Bigkahunaranch posted 07-03-2015 06:01 PM 615 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-03-2015 06:01 PM

Topic tags/keywords: glue hide glue flakes gluing

After reading lots of interesting articles I decided to give hide glue a try.
I purchased a water heater pot from Target store for about ten dollars, grabbed a canning jar I had laying around the shop and some water. Needed glue. I remember I had bought some flakes at a Woodcraft some time ago.
After scouring thru the shop I found a can of Mosers, had a date of 2009 on it.
After ordering a fresh batch of flakes on the internet, I mixed up a batch from the Mosers.
This stuff has worked great. I am finding all kinds of uses for it. I was concerned it would not have any strength left, but it has been holding everything.
I have not used it on any of my clients stuff, just stuff around the shop or stuff I have been experimenting with.

I glued up an eight sided box as a test for my angles, I glued some table saw jigs up, and even glued some rigid foam to a wall next to my miter saw (stick pencils in the foam) LOL.

I am anxious to try some bent laminations with it.
And also to see if coating the inside of small boxes with shellac will make clean up easier.

It is definitly worth using. Try it.


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#1 posted 07-03-2015 06:56 PM

I recently switched to it for veneering. I like it as well. Haven’t done it for solid wood yet, though.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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#2 posted 07-03-2015 07:18 PM

I use the Titebond product. It takes longer to set up but also gives more open time. For small projects I love hot hide glue also.

-- Jerry

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#3 posted 07-03-2015 08:52 PM

Clean up isn’t too bad if done early enough. Just a moist rag is usually enough, but of course always better with minimal work.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 07-04-2015 12:36 AM

Good to hear another LJ Has seen the light. :-)
Your old glue (in dry form) will be fine. It lasts indefinitely in the dry state. Just make sure it is either hot or cold after it is hydrated though or you will know it is bad by the smell. Warn is not good.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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