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#1 posted 11-04-2018 05:17 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.

- Rich

Thanks Rich. I have been toying with the idea of using some hide glue. Are there any real cons to the liquid version as far as strength, being able to clean up with water like the hot. etc etc. compared to the hot?

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