Hide Glue Recipes

Unlike many modern glues, hide glue is marvelously malleable. Dry hide glue is identified by gram strength, a comparative number. The higher the number, the taster the glue will set. Grades 135 to 379 are normally used for woodworking; you can modify working qualities by following the recipes below. Mixing ratios are by weight.

GRADE OF GLUE WATER TO GLUE RATIO (G) WATER TO GLUE RATIO (G) BENEFIT

(GRAM STRENGTH) FOR POROUS WOOD FOR NONPOROUS WOOD

GRADE OF GLUE WATER TO GLUE RATIO (G) WATER TO GLUE RATIO (G) BENEFIT

(GRAM STRENGTH) FOR POROUS WOOD FOR NONPOROUS WOOD

Wood Working 101

Wood Working 101

Have you ever wanted to begin woodworking at home? Woodworking can be a fun, yet dangerous experience if not performed properly. In The Art of Woodworking Beginners Guide, we will show you how to choose everything from saws to hand tools and how to use them properly to avoid ending up in the ER.

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