On today’s show, we’re talking about hide glue and glueups.
What’s on the Bench?
Shannon has been doing lots of carving lately. Matt just finished up a child’s table base and took his Festool Sander for a spin in the process. Marc is working on the big platform bed’s footboard and is ecstatic to give his shop a workout. He feels like a “real” woodworker again!
Around the Web
– Matthias Wandel addresses the question, “Can you squeeze all of the glue out of a joint?” by doing a joint strength test. This sets Marc off on a mini-rant about joint tests and statistical flaws.
Poll of the Week
I’ve been curious about the use of hide glue. Have any of you used it and if so, pros and cons? I build guitars and I know many companies use it for the fretboard glue up. I just haven’t explored that option yet. —- Dustin Whitcomb
I have never used hide glue but I’m starting to become more and more interested in its use. I know Titebond makes a ready to use version of hide glue which certainly offers convenience over the traditional variety, but Im wondering how the product differs (if at all) in terms of its function. Have any of you ever used traditional hide glue, the Titebond version, or both? I am curious to know your thoughts on hide glue in general. —— Scott
Marc recommends checking out a recent post in the forum titled No Love for HHG?
What y’all’s stance on polyurethane glue vs PVA glue like titebond. Is poly stronger? —– Paul Jordan
If you guys didn’t have the luxury of doing finishing and gluing up in a heated space how and what would you do to get through the winter months. I personally have 3 locations for my woodworking. 1. Saw dust in the garage, 2. Gluing up, sneaking things into my job’s warehouse or using my bedroom, 3. Spare bedroom for finishing. —– Richard Kresge
I’m new to wood working and would like to hear some thoughts on glue squeeze out cleanup. It is better to wipe it up early? Let it dry then chip it off? What about using sawdust and rubbing it in? Love the show, keep it up! —– Josh Doolin
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