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#1 posted 11-04-2018 04:52 PM

I have ask this before but no one ever answers. What is the open time of Hide Glue. Can it be varied. Right now I have the impression hide glue give you abut a minute of open time. Such a short open time seems problematic.

- AlaskaGuy

Liquid hide glue has a long open time. I can’t pin it down exactly, but it’s similar in my experience to PVA. However, it has a huge advantage of being slippery and helps joints go together effortlessly.

Hot hide glue has a quick tack. Paul has tons more experience with it than I do, but I like to use it when I’m building fixtures and other things I just want to stick together and use rather than clamping and waiting. In the event that you do need more open time, you can add urea.

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