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    what's the best glue

    Post by stuckinthemud1 on Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:20 am

    Afternoon everyone,

    I have only got the water buffalo horn inlays left to prepare, and am now facing the glue-up.  The spine inlays and table, nut re-enforcement and binding eye re-enforcement are all bone, the decorative inlays are stag-horn (antler), the remaining inlays will be water buffalo horn.  I was going to go with hide-glue; is this a good choice or is there a better modern alternative?  Also, I haven't toothed the inlays yet but I am intending to do so, is this necessary?

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    Re: what's the best glue

    Post by kenh on Thu Nov 01, 2018 1:51 pm

    Toothing is NOT necessary, but you do want the glued surface roughed up with coarse sand paper.  Do Not use modern hide-glue in a bottle,  even for inlays; it's not as good as "real" hide glue.  For inlays I would just use Titebond.

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