Is it wrong to be a purist? Do you mean that because it's wrong when
I try to replicate what a true "craftsman" did in the 1900 to 1939
Is it wrong because I _know_ hide glue is far better than any other
glue on the face of the earth for anything to do with pianos? Is it
still in use by major piano companies because they are purist?
Could it be that because I have had to redo some idiot's white glue
mess while restoring a valuable antique Seeburg or other nickelodeon
that I now _know_ hide glue is superior? Could it be that I have been
honored (at least it is an honor to me) to work on pianos that are in
major collections because I use the older methods and materials as the
Could experience gained over the last 40 years count for my not caring
for the newest and greatest this or that? Could it be that I have read
everything that has ever come across my desk about glues and pianos?
Could it be I am second generation and have had to go behind the
workers that rebuilt pianos in the 1940's through today? Sure, they
were craftsman, but they didn't know that someone would have to follow
behind them and replace the same parts again for another grandchild or
whatever to enjoy.
So why make it harder for the next generation to enjoy our pleasures
of today by using white glue, yellow glue, PVC glue, super glue or
anything else that is hell to get apart. And while I am on my soapbox:
Why take the time to build anything that isn't going to last?
If you don't have time to do it right the first time, then when will
you have time to do it right the second time?