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Forum topic by BB1 posted 04-16-2016 02:37 AM 791 views 0 times favorited 26 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-16-2016 02:37 AM

I have used a number of different brands. Right now using Titebond II and III (when I need more time). Also recently tried the Titebond No Run, No Drip with some success. Had seen some info on hide glue but have not purchased any yet. Looking for insights on what factors experienced woodworkers consider when selecting glue type. Thank you.


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conifur

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#1 posted 04-16-2016 03:09 AM

Colored TB 2, water proof unless under water, exterior projects, which 2 would be good I am sure, but use TB3 just to be on the sure side.

-- Knowledge and experience equals Wisdom, Michael Frankowski

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#2 posted 04-16-2016 03:15 AM

TBll or TBlll. But I also have 3 different epoxy glues and CA.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 04-16-2016 04:07 AM

Elmer’s Max wood glue.

M

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#4 posted 04-16-2016 04:13 AM

Milligan and Higgins 192 gram hot hide glue with Old Brown Glue a close second.
Since I started using animal protein glues I almost never use pva.
For marine use Cold Cure epoxy, but I don’t build boats anymore.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#5 posted 04-16-2016 07:17 AM

i favor titebondII over III for most projects, hyde glue when i made stuff for hippies.

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#6 posted 04-16-2016 09:50 AM

TB III is used in bow construction a lot now. I used most

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#7 posted 04-16-2016 11:23 AM

Hide glue. It doesn’t creep among its other virtues.

-- Jerry

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#8 posted 04-16-2016 12:49 PM

As a followup…hide glue is good when it comes to cleanup? I had read it doesn’t stain the wood but that it may not be as strong? Also do those who use hide glue use the granules or a commercial liquid option like that from Titebond or Old Brown Glue.

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#9 posted 04-16-2016 01:34 PM

Get some uncured ham hocks, and make your own glue…... It was used for centuries before modern times….... One benefit, lunch is ready when the glue is done….......... Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson)

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#10 posted 04-16-2016 01:41 PM

Jerry…have to say as a weekend woodworker, I don’t think I’ll try making my own glue!! Have enough trouble using glue from a bottle!!

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#11 posted 04-16-2016 02:00 PM



Jerry…have to say as a weekend woodworker, I don t think I ll try making my own glue!! Have enough trouble using glue from a bottle!!

- BB1

Yeah, but you still need to eat.. heheh With that menu, the benefit is the glue….... And, if you make enough and need a snack later on, you can always eat the glue…...... heheh …........ Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson)

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#12 posted 04-16-2016 03:08 PM


As a followup…hide glue is good when it comes to cleanup? I had read it doesn t stain the wood but that it may not be as strong? Also do those who use hide glue use the granules or a commercial liquid option like that from Titebond or Old Brown Glue.

- BB1

Since you ask….. I did a blog a while back where you can find all the answers you want.

http://lumberjocks.com/shipwright/blog/series/5437

.... and don’t worry about the strength. It is way stronger than the wood and easily as strong as the PVAs.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#13 posted 04-16-2016 04:04 PM

Paul – thank you for the link to your blog. As with most aspects of woodworking, there is much to learn. Appreciate the help.

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#14 posted 04-16-2016 04:52 PM

I use 192 gm hot hide glue and TB l l , I have pieces of furniture that were made a long time ago and still together, that were constructed with hide glue and it is great about not messing up your project with glue spots. That “old Brown glue” has Urea in it to prolong shelf life but you lose some strength. I have a very good cheap setup for hide glue that works. I got a very small crook pot, 2 small brass “Puja- Holy water ” containers, and use them in a hot water bath in the crock pot. The pot was $16.00 the small metal pots were $16.00. and they work just exactly as well as that $140.00 glue pot they sell. I make small batches as it will go bad and all is good .


As a followup…hide glue is good when it comes to cleanup? I had read it doesn t stain the wood but that it may not be as strong? Also do those who use hide glue use the granules or a commercial liquid option like that from Titebond or Old Brown Glue.

- BB1


-- "The pursuit of perfection often yields excellence"

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#15 posted 04-16-2016 04:53 PM

Having to select a single GO TO glue, I would have to say TBIII. But if I need more time, or if I’m working with very light colored wood, then TBII Extend. I have also just tried TB Translucent on some poplar glue-ups, and I might just start using that glue for white wood like the poplar and maple.

Wayne

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