Still Life In A Dulcimer Maker’s Shop #5

 

A fresh batch of hide glue ready for the glue pot

Every few days I prepare a new batch of hide glue. Granules of dry glue swell up as they soak up water overnight. The glue is ready for heating the following morning. I use distilled water when using hide glue to avoid minerals that can discolor the wood.

The jar sits in water heated to 140°F inside the small crock-pot. My current glue pot is a small, inexpensive crock-pot that keeps the water at just the right temperature.

 

This entry was posted in Dulcimer Maker, Dulcimers and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

8 Responses to Still Life In A Dulcimer Maker’s Shop #5

  1. J.m. Shoup says:

    Unless we take it to mean that as a result of the hide glue, Doug’s shop is pregnant with promise.

  2. J.m. Shoup says:

    A different take on ‘the bunny died’, Doug.

  3. Gary Sager says:

    You are a better man than I, Doug Berch. I just buy the ready to use stuff.

  4. Doug Berch says:

    Gary Sager: I’m not a better man, just an old-fashioned kind of guy! :)

  5. I am gonna have to google Halavah…unless you care to enlighten me here! ;)

  6. David Marc Klein says:

    What’s in the jar? Halavah?

  7. Doug Berch says:

    Steve Szilagyi: I think Dr. Young can tell you where you put it!

  8. Where did I hide that hide glue?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>