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Hide Glue [Was: Granulation]


#1

Debra Wrote…

These granules were placed on the sterling or fine sheet with a
mixture of hide glue and water and then fused.....

Debra, Thanks for the advice. Can you tell me what "hide glue"
is. Thanks MILT Milt and Maxine Fischbein


#2

Milt, hide glue is a natural glue. You can find it in any
hardware store near the Elmer’s.


#3
Debra, Thanks for the advice. Can you tell me what "hide glue"
is.  Thanks MILT Milt and Maxine Fischbein

Hi Milt, Hide glue is a glue made from animal hide. Woodworkers
warehouse carries it. It’s not water resistant but it is also
doesn’t contain a lot of petroleum and other chemical derivatives
to cause problems with byproducts when heated. Ed Ward


#4

Hi Milt,

Can you tell me what "hide glue" is.

PMFJI; but ‘hide glue’ is the glue that
carpenters/cabinetmakers/furnitur e makers used to use before
Elmer’s & all the new adhesives became availabl e. It was made
from the hides, hoves & other animal byproducts.

It fulfills 2 functions in granulation, 1st it holds the
granules in plac e before heating, 2nd during the fusing process
the glue helps produce a reducing atmosphere by turning to carbon
& carbon dioxide as the heat is applied.

Dave


#5

Hide glue is a thick yellow glue made from boiling
animal hides, though now I think it’s mostly synthetic. It is
mainly used as a woodworking glue and can be found in any
hardware or craft store. It provides the carbon component for
the eutectic bond created by fusing. You can use saliva as your
source of carbon but the hide glue and water mixture helps hold
the granules in place, so it’s a little more practical.

Someone also asked earlier about fusing chips and dust. The
chips are fused the same way as the granules, either by plating
them with copper or feeding a copper/glue solution and then
heating. The dust is done in layers. You add a tiny drop of
water to the dust to clump it together and then you pack it into
the spaces you’ve created on your piece (usually by fusing wire
or chips, etc.). You then feed in the copper solution–the dust
draws it down to the base of the piece by capillary action–and
then fire that. Since the first layer generally looks somewhat
melted, you usually add another layer. You can add even more
layers, and build it as high as you want.

Hope that helps!

Deb Lally
@dlally


#6

Debra, Thanks for the advice. Can you tell me what "hide glue"
is. Thanks MILT Milt and Maxine Fischbein

Hide glue is made from animal hides and hooves by various
methods and refined. It is cast in sheets to dry, then
granulated. It is formulated for certain desired properties and
used by dissolving in water (usually with heat). Refined grades
are used by the pharmaceutical industry for capsules. It is an
excellent adhesive for many different substrates.

Hope this helps, rather than confuse.
Best regards,
Jim Smith

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