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Forum topic by Dan posted 05-26-2016 02:00 PM 477 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Dan

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05-26-2016 02:00 PM

A question for the hide glue specialists.. Would hot hide glue or Old Brown Glue be appropriate for attaching these small hinges in slots? It would be nice to be able to just “redo” it if the fit wasn’t perfect. Thanks.

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#1 posted 05-26-2016 02:06 PM

I see no reason why it wouldn’t be.

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#2 posted 05-26-2016 02:49 PM

Either one will work fine but be aware that reversing is not as easy as getting it wet. Once fully dry removing them will require a good soaking with hot water and considerable patience. The good news is it will reverse.

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#3 posted 05-26-2016 03:51 PM

Thanks guys, Got some Old Brown Glue in the frig I’ll finally get to try.

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#4 posted 05-26-2016 06:11 PM

Absolutely will work just fine, just keep it out of direct sunlight.

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#5 posted 05-26-2016 06:18 PM

I would probably use screws from the inside.

Nice hinges and box.

I might glue the upper wings in and then use
double stick carpet tape on the bottom mortises,
shimming the gap between the lid and box with
paper to get the best position with the tape,
which allows wiggling. Then I’d put the screws
in.

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#6 posted 05-26-2016 06:48 PM

Thanks for the input Jerry. Somehow I was thinking the hide glue would get me around the clamping, which is the real problem with these. I know they fit perfectly right now but weird stuff can happen trying to get them clamped on correctly.

If they get off the tiniest bit it throws everything out of kilter, as I’m sure you know.

What I’ve done before is glue in the bottom sections then use 5 minute epoxy on the tops where I can use my fingers as clamps.

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#7 posted 05-26-2016 06:53 PM

Loren, thanks for the suggestion and the compliment. These are really small hinges and the times I’ve tried using fasteners other than glue has been a disaster. I’ve probably got 15 or 20 of these under my belt and there doesn’t seem to be any problem with glues or epoxies, when I use my fingers as clamps.

It just crossed my mind that maybe hide glue would give me a way around that, but maybe not.

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#8 posted 05-26-2016 07:48 PM

Hot hide glue will get you out of the need for clamping but you will have to clamp with liquid hide glue (OBG).
Check out the three short videos in this blog.

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

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#9 posted 05-26-2016 08:16 PM

Thanks Paul, I will check it out.

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#10 posted 05-26-2016 08:20 PM

Thanks for sharing that Paul, I hadn’t seen that blog yet, but have been using hide glue for a few years now, good stuff.

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