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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 »

Online 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.