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#1 posted 11-05-2018 02:31 AM

I’m sorry that this thread has gone so far off-piste, but I don’t like the idea that LJs who are just learning about hide glues get false information. OBG does not require long clamping time. You should give it 12 hours or more to fully cure due to the amount of water in the glue, but clamping time can be as short as 30 minutes, depending on the climate in the shop.

- Rich

The open time according to Old Brown themselves is 30 minutes, so clamp time would be longer. It would also depend on stress or no stress. I was told to allow 12 hours of clamping time to ensure the joint was strong, but that’s likely just being cautious. It’s like PVA, you can create a strong rub joint without clamps, if you want, but I don’t do it.

In any case, I’m not trying to tell someone that hide glue isn’t something they should use. I think a good place for them to start is on the Old Brown website and use the ‘Ask Patrick’ feature.

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