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#1 posted 11-05-2018 06:26 AM

For the record “cooking” does not weaken HHG. In fact it makes it stronger.

- shipwright

This is the source for my miss-information

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Additional tips: • Glue strength gradually declines with extended heating or repeated cooling and reheating. You can successfully reheat hide glue several times for non-critical work like gluing on dampers, back rail cloth, etc. (store covered in the refrigerator between uses). However, for high strength uses like wood working or hammer hanging, always mix it fresh. • Common lore is to mix the glue crystals with cold water only, then let it sit overnight before heating. I believe this is unnecessary and have always mixed and heated immediately with excellent results

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