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 Post subject: hide glue techniques
PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 1:02 pm 
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this is an interesting topic. A friend of mine told me to try using a squirt bottle for doing HHG. So today with Dianes topic I decided to try using the squeeze bottle.
It worked. Took a little getting used to but it sure made the process neater.
I use a 2 oz bottle but the glue in added water heated used a stick to stir .
Will use this technique again

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 Post subject: Re: hide glue techniques
PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 5:38 pm 
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I could see where it would be a lot faster than using a brush. It also would keep it from evaporating and thickening. Do you keep the bottle in hot water to maintain temp in between gluing?

I think it's an excellent idea!


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 Post subject: Re: hide glue techniques
PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 6:09 pm 
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yes I do
One thing I did notice is when you mix a 1/2 and 1/2 it won't thicken like it does if your using an open bowl. So I think you can run 60 40 a little less water. Star 50 50 then add a touch more glue
I did a test glue and after 6 hr the piece broke before the joint separated. I am happy. I am gluing a torrified top so I will let that clamped till tomorrow

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 Post subject: Re: hide glue techniques
PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:06 pm 
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Excellent. I've already ordered a bunch of small bottles. In fact, they make strip thermometers, like those used on fish tanks, but with the proper temp range for hide glue, which I may order to attach to the bottles, to ensure the temp of the glue.

I think keeping it bottled actually elevates a couple of problems associated with using hhg, such as application time, contamination of the remaining glue, evaporation, and just general mess.

I wish I had thought of it. I think it simplifies its use for those new to using it.


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 Post subject: Re: hide glue techniques
PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:20 am 
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Put a couple of stainless steel bolts inside your bottle. They will heat up and keep the hide glue up to temperature a bit longer!

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 Post subject: Re: hide glue techniques
PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:29 am 
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nice tip

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 Post subject: Re: hide glue techniques
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Excellent tip. Thank you.


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 Post subject: Re: hide glue techniques
PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:37 pm 
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Great one!!

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