Gotta love hot hide glue, a small shop mishap

shipwright
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I had a little glue spill today …… on my workbench top. Back in my epoxy days this would have been a major catastrophe if it had been mixed up and worse if it wasn’t, and expensive too. Even with pva glue it would have been a messy cleanup with an unlikely material recovery prognosis.

…but with HHG, I just waited for it to cool and gel, then scraped it up off the bench with a cabinet scraper (without scraping the bench itself) and put it back in the pot. Any stray wood chips will float to the top and can easily be removed later.

On the right, the untouched part of the puddle and on the left the scraped up gel. A quick wash with warm water and it’s all done. … No muss, no fuss. Did I mention I love this stuff?

The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.

Paul,

You’re an awfully good salesman for HHG!

L/W

“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

I love the idea of the easy cleanup. I’m leaning closer and closer to trying it out.

Losing fingers since 1969

COOL way to save some glue… :)

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My mishap is the small glass jar where I put the HHG got lighter and flipped inside the electric warmer/kettle .
The was no recovery for me.
I think it’s great for many projects I am using it on two of them right now.
I had to go out and buy titebond 3 last weekend since I will be making some cutting board for Christmas.

Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

I was meaning to ask you.
Can I weight the small jar that contains the HHG with some glass marbles or small pebbles?

Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

I’m not sure what you’re using. If you can zoom on this photo you can see what I started with. The jar is about a pint and it is trapped in the cover which is made from coroplast.

The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.

Paul: Not to hijack anything but I have the same mortiser as you do. I am very unhappy with the chisels that came with the tool. Do you have any experience any other chisels?
I like the tool as a whole even with its faults.

Tor and Odin are the greatest of gods.

It works fine for my needs but if I were doing it again I would go for a tilting one.
I’m doing more and more with hand tools these days so some of my machines are collecting dust. This is one.

The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.

I see. Putting the Jar on top is a better idea then what I am doing (putting the jar inside and access it from the opening.
How far your glass container is submerge into the water?
I am trying to figure how much water you put in the electric kettle.

I guess I can try and figure out what will work.

Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

The jar goes to the bottom. The kettle is about half full. The nice thing is you always have hot water to add to the glue. With a commercial (HoldHeet) pot you don’t have that. :-(

The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.