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Milo

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12-25-2011 12:51 AM

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Had the unpleasant reminder today to remember that like beer, you have to keep an eye on how you prepare hide glue or CRUDE WILL GROW IN IN… >:(

On the good side I had only made a few ounces, so it wasn’t a major lose. It’s just too cool to be able to glue up boards without clamps using this stuff!

I was wondering, do any of you use anything to inhibit bacteria or fungal growth in you hide glue? Refrigeration jumps to mind, but could you add anything to make the glue inedible to the nasty little bugs out there?

Thanks, and MERRY CHRISTMAS, Ya’ll!

Milo

-- Beer, Beer, Thank God for Beer. It's my way of keeping my mind fresh and clear...


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#1 posted 12-25-2011 01:48 AM

No additives that I know of unless an athlete’s foot med works to keep down fungal growth (jokin’).
Just mix and use in small batches. It is an organic compound. Might wanna Google hide glue subject to read up on the subject.
Bill

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#2 posted 12-25-2011 01:50 AM

i saw a presentation on hide glue last weekend. the presenter said that he stores his extra glue in a sealed container in his fridge and that it will keep for about a month.

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#3 posted 12-25-2011 02:19 AM

Hey Bill, bent,

I used to mess with Hide glue a lot, and fergot a lot too. Kind like working with beer, but tastes worse. ;)

But the more I cudgel my brain, the more I remember that the key is sticking it in the fridge when not in use. Thanks for the reminder, bent!

-- Beer, Beer, Thank God for Beer. It's my way of keeping my mind fresh and clear...

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#4 posted 12-25-2011 02:21 AM

Interesting, I have not heard of this problem before. The other part of your post that peaked my interest is when you say that you can do a glue up without clamps. I have not heard about this before but then I have never used hide glue. Obviously there would be an advantage of not having to use clamps so is this in fact true or were you pulling our legs.

Thanks

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#5 posted 12-25-2011 02:32 AM

peterrum – you can go without clamps with just about any kind of glue if your joints are tight, it’s called a “rub joint”. the surface cohesion is enough to hold the pieces together while the glue dries.

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#6 posted 12-25-2011 02:34 AM

So if hide glue is only good fer a month wtihout the fridge…how do we explain beer that’s imported
from way far away, and beer’s supposedly got a 90 day shelf life ?
Must be some real good aditives in that beer..

;-)

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#7 posted 12-25-2011 04:22 AM

I’m not sure if I read this or am just making it up, but you might
try putting a mixture of bleach and water in a spray bottle and spritzing
your glue with it before you put it away for the night.

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#8 posted 12-25-2011 04:35 AM

Check with Shipwright. He uses it all the time. Probably too much. :-)

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#9 posted 12-25-2011 04:36 AM

racerglen said

“So if hide glue is only good fer a month wtihout the fridge…how do we explain beer that’s imported
from way far away, and beer’s supposedly got a 90 day shelf life ?
Must be some real good aditives in that beer..”

I have two things to say.

Most imported beer tastes like skunkwater to me, with few exceptions, as far as I am concerned. Guinness and Boddington’s ales seem to escape my scorn, for some reason, but they are the only two.

Beer is yeast poop. Might as well drink it fresh…

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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#10 posted 12-25-2011 05:30 AM

But Guinness comes in 14.2oz “pints”! I quit drinking it when THAT happened.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#11 posted 12-25-2011 07:41 AM

Every night as you leave the shop you turn out the light and take the glue pot to the fridge. If you can’t remember, put a sign by the light switch.
I just assembled a bunch of pieces for my latest box today with rub joints. It is definitely the easiest way to go and you can’t do it as quickly or as easily with any other glue.
Oops. Don’t get me started.

Merry Christmas.

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#12 posted 12-25-2011 12:12 PM

Go to Popwood because they discovered that the addition of salt and cooking it twice renders it a long-lived article. I believe it was written by Chris Schwartz.

Steve

-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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#13 posted 12-27-2011 06:56 PM

Are you kidding?!? I’m off too look… ;)

-- Beer, Beer, Thank God for Beer. It's my way of keeping my mind fresh and clear...

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#14 posted 12-27-2011 07:35 PM

But Guinness comes in 14.2oz “pints”! I quit drinking it when THAT happened
That’s just total sacrilege.
In the States, Molly’s on the Market in New Orleans might have the best pint.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#15 posted 12-27-2011 08:22 PM

I got this tip from the LJ page on G+:
“Take a fresh stick of willow [any species of willow] and peel off the outside bark and put it in the glue. This prevents mold growth. An aspirin will work as well.”

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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