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Offline ChuckM

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Essential kit for using the Old Brown glue in a cold shop
« on: November 30, 2019, 02:01 PM »
To prevent the OBG from gumming up, I use a coffee cup warmer to keep the glue dish heated. The (microwave-heated) rice bag also keeps the hot bath of water longer.

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Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Essential kit for using the Old Brown glue in a cold shop
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2019, 04:35 PM »
Thanks for the tips @ChuckM

Is OBG the same as hide glue?

Offline ChuckM

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Re: Essential kit for using the Old Brown glue in a cold shop
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2019, 05:49 PM »
OBG has the same functions as the hide glue, but in a ready-to-use bottle form. Putting it in the refrigerator (not freezer) will extend its life (by one more year beyond the shelf life (18 months) marked on the bottle according to my experience). Long working time - 20 mins to 30 mins, but also long clamping/curing time (12/24 hours for me). I use it for complex glue-ups (long open time) or glue-ups that I could undo if the assembly goes awry (insurance for complicated joinery projects).

https://oldbrownglue.com/index.php/faq-and-info
« Last Edit: November 30, 2019, 09:06 PM by ChuckM »

Offline Dick Mahany

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Re: Essential kit for using the Old Brown glue in a cold shop
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2019, 09:00 PM »
OBG has the same functions as the hide glue, but in a ready-to-use bottle form. Put it in the refrigerator (not freezer) will extend its life (by one more year beyond the shelf life (18 months) marked on the bottle according to my experience). Long working time - 20 mins to 30 mins, but also long clamping/curing time (12/24 hours for me). I use it for complex glue-ups (long open time) or glue-ups that I could undo if the assembly goes awry (insurance for complicated joinery projects).

https://oldbrownglue.com/index.php/faq-and-info

Thank you for the info on OBG.  In my area I often have to use the AC in my shop during the winter and have been looking for a longer working time glue for more complex projects.  I think I'll try some pf this.

Offline John1102

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Re: Essential kit for using the Old Brown glue in a cold shop
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2020, 08:43 PM »
I may have to borrow that idea, thanks!

Offline waho6o9

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Re: Essential kit for using the Old Brown glue in a cold shop
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2020, 10:24 PM »
Thank you for the friendly advice.

Offline ChuckM

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Re: Essential kit for using the Old Brown glue in a cold shop
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2020, 11:32 AM »
OBG was a life-saver again for me in the latest project.

A few hours after assembly, I realized that the clamping had caused a new issue that was not detected in previous dry-fitting attempts. The only way to fix it was to disassemble the glue-up. And I did -- thanks to using the liquid hide glue.

If PVA glue had been used, the build would have been written off. Phew!

« Last Edit: February 05, 2020, 11:35 AM by ChuckM »