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John Smith

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#1 posted 01-02-2018 09:02 PM

I agree with Tom’s method – but – I don’t agree with a statement that he made.
He said he uses hide glue, “but any carpenters glue will work.”
ohhhhhh nooooooo once you use the modern adhesives, they are pretty much
done after application. no going back to “heat it up and do it again”.
a person should experiment with similar materials prior to attempting repairs
on an expensive item or something with great sentimental value. (been there – done that).
if one wants to add veneer repair to their shops roster, get an old door or something
that has veneer on it . . . . wet it, put it out in the weather, and when it is all cracked
and damaged – THEN do your experimenting in veneer and wood repair. (keep an eye out for curb finds).
the tools that he used are common sculptor and pastry spatulas found in most art and hobby stores.
very useful tools to have on hand. (both metal and plastic types).
hide glue has been around since the pyramids. not much has changed with its methods of use since then.
- just an observation -

some nice stainless Oil Painting Palette Knife and Spatula sets are on E-Bay for $4 w/free shipping (from China).

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