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#1 posted 11-04-2018 05:44 PM

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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Paul has some blog posts that are excellent reading. No, the only difference between LHG and HHG is the urea and that doesn’t reduce the strength. However, according to Fine Woodworking tests, hide glue is only about 75% as strong as PVA (with LHG a couple of percentage points stronger than HHG). For me, that’s not significant for things like dovetail joints, M&T, etc. You can use your judgment regarding which glue is best for a given situation. I’ve done my own simple tests and found that hide glue of either type has never broken on the glue line.

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