The majority of all my work has used conventional wood glues with an occasional application of gorilla glue for certain exterior situations. I confess that I know little about hide glue and its application. Can anyone shed some light on how and when to best apply it?

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My only experience is with liquid hide glue. It is also available as a solid that needs "assembled" before use. I believe it's biggest benefit is it reversible. You can read more about it here: http://www.popularwoodworking.com/woodworking-blogs/chris-schwarz-blog/best-wood-gluefranklin-liquid-hide-glue

  • that sounds right - also - I think there is a charm to it and thats hard to quantify
    – MatthewR
    Feb 23, 2016 at 17:56

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