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?
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