Behlen Ground Hide Glue, 1 pound canister

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Traditional luthier's glue that creates stronger wood joints than bottled liquid hide glues, and allows disassembly later with a hot knife.

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Behlen Ground Hide Glue, 1 pound canister

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Behlen Ground Hide Glue

Dan Erlewine shows how to mix up a batch of his favorite glue.

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Traditional luthier's glue that creates stronger wood joints than bottled liquid hide glues, and allows disassembly later with a hot knife.

Granulated, for dissolving in water using our Electric Glue Pot. Gram strength is 164. 1-pound container.

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Behlen Ground Hide Glue, 1 pound canister

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Good glue but ignore the label!

By Jonathan Ward from North Carolina
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The label on the Behlen can says to mix this glue in equal weights of dry glue and water at a 1:1 ratio. That's just plain wrong -- and the result of that formulation is viscous, unusable goo. Follow Dan's directions in the accompanying short video and you'll get excellent results.

Hide glue

By Hanna musical co. from st.johns,az
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Ok, first follow the instructions and watch Dan's video. I got a thermostatically controlled hot plate, a new pot for water, a small mason jar, and also a cooking thermometer. I hooked it all up, premixed my glue and warmed it to 140 degrees, then let it set over night and reheated it. Wow it works great. Easy clean up, also used a small soldering brush to apply. I will be using it from now on I'm sold, and it works great. Thanks Dan.


By David Vicars from Texas
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, August 06, 2013

I used this on my second build, and will be using it from now on. This stuff is amazing.

dela colle qui colle c'est normal ...

By guitares Jelas from France
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, March 15, 2013

mais je ne sais pourquoi ce melange est vraiment plus efficace que ceux que j'ai utilisT j'usqu'G prTsent . alors ,,,,j'en met partout c'est tellement plus facile a dTmonter et plus rigide !!

Great quality

By justinarts from West Texas, USA
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, February 14, 2013

Really great product and I like that it comes in a can instead of a plastic bag. I watched the video from Dan and decided to give this a try and I am really glad I did! This is my favorite glue!

Hide Glue

By Jake Boedecker from Hardtner, KS
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, October 25, 2012

This is good glue.

Hide Glue

By Wayne C from Schellsburg, PA
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Best glue I have ever used. Wish I had started to use it years ago. Well worth the time needed to heat it.

Hide Glue

By Gusty from Ro
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Good quality

excellent glue for instrument works

By ktnwin from San Jose, CA, USA
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, April 03, 2012

It's very clean after curing, does not leave trace like Titebond or other glues. However, I have to clamp really fast, having ony 15 secs before it gels.

Best glue ever!

By Hugo from Canada
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, February 14, 2012

That glue is strong! Nothing more to say, that's a great glue.

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