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Using three different glues: where and why?


Issue 210 February 13, 2014



Titebond or hide glue? Hot glue or bottled? Dan Erlewine uses three glues for this repair, and each has different properties. He explains why one glue can't cover all the bases. And he's created some pretty interesting cauls for clamping this job together while it dries!
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About the guitar in this video: This 1930s Kay Deluxe is a fixer-upper that Dan worked on in the previous issue of Trade Secrets. This is the second step on its road to recovery!

blankIn this Trade Secrets Video:
  • checkmarkTitebond: Loads of uses for repairs and caul making
  • checkmarkHot hide glue: Dan's favorite, but it has a very short working time
  • checkmarkBottled hide glue: Similar to hot glue, but much more forgiving working time
  • checkmarkCauls: Take the time to create the right cauls - It pays off in good results!

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