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Re: Applying Hot Animal Hide Glue
By Terry Smythe

> From: "Craig Brougher" <>

> Use as little glue as necessary to make a safe seal.
> It is the best there is.


Would appreciate your suggestions on how to quickly and easily apply small amounts of hot glue accurately.

After a 10+ year hiatus, I'm getting back into restoration and trying to do many things differently and more efficiently if possible. For example,:

1. How do you apply the minimum amount of glue under a new pouch and
still somehow acquire the needed 'dish' without making a "mell of a
hess" with glue ending up everywhere? Drove me nuts!

I could find no detailed reference to this step in either your book, or Art Reblitz's book. Although Art does illustrate a vacuum operated pouch setter, he doesn't say where such a tool can be found. What do other people do?

2. After splitting Ampico valves and re-pouching, how do you reglue the
two halves back together?

I found it impossible to successfully clamp the 2 halves back together. The glue is simply too slippery for the 2 halves to line up accurately under clamp pressure. They slide all over the place, forcing finger tip clamping for each and every valve as the glue sets. Incredibly time consuming and not really as tight as I would have preferred. What do other people do?



Terry Smythe (204) 832-3982 (voice/fax) 55 Rowand Avenue Winnipeg, MB, Canada R3J 2n6 Home page:

(Message sent Mon 29 Jul 1996, 14:03:29 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

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