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Forum topic by Gerald Thompson posted 08-21-2018 08:44 PM 692 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Gerald Thompson

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08-21-2018 08:44 PM

I have a friend that needs to glue 2’’ conchos into a red oak coffee table. Would Old Brown glue do the job?
He has no way to access the net to research this.
Thank you.

-- Jerry


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#1 posted 08-21-2018 10:46 PM

I don’t think that Old Brown glue would be a good choice for this. Epoxy would by my go to particularly if the back side of the conchos are not flat. If they are flat, there might be some suitable alternatives such as E6000 or similar. If the conchos are being glued down to an existing finish, be very careful with solvent based glues as they will dissolve many finishes. Silicone might also work satisfactorily.

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#2 posted 08-21-2018 10:55 PM

He could take the skins and hooves from two mules or deceased bulls (toros) from the arena, strip the fat layer and hair, boil over very low heat for 2-3 weeks until the consistency of thin honey to make his own.

Not much help, HUH?

-- "PLUMBER'S BUTT! Get over it, everybody has one"

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#3 posted 08-21-2018 11:18 PM

PM Patrick Edwards. http://lumberjocks.com/WPatrick
He makes OBG.
I’m sure he could tell you.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#4 posted 08-22-2018 09:20 AM

Thank you for all of the replies. Patrick Edwards recommended using fish glue.

-- Jerry

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#5 posted 08-22-2018 02:01 PM


Thank you for all of the replies. Patrick Edwards recommended using fish glue.

- Gerald Thompson

That’s interesting. Did he mention why use fish glue versus hide glue? I didn’t know there was a significant difference.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#6 posted 08-22-2018 02:35 PM


Thank you for all of the replies. Patrick Edwards recommended using fish glue.

- Gerald Thompson


I thought he would. Fish glue is what was used to glue the brass and other metals in classic French Marquetry.

Rich, It has more elasticity than hide glue and it can deal with the unequal expansion contraction issues better.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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builtinbkyn

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#7 posted 08-22-2018 02:42 PM

If they’re not going to be inset, he could try something like this. He could probably make something similar himself, without having to purchase them.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#8 posted 08-22-2018 03:26 PM


Rich, It has more elasticity than hide glue and it can deal with the unequal expansion contraction issues better.

- shipwright

Thanks, Paul. That’s good to know.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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