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Water Adsorbed by Hot Glue
By Spencer Chase

Glue again? It seems that some like it clear and light and some like it dark. I prefer the darker ones among the types I have tried. The Milligan & Higgins stuff that Craig Brougher mentioned is amazingly strong, possibly too strong for some uses.

I have an old book on woodworking that correlates the amount of water absorbed by hot glue, in a given period of time, with quality. It suggests covering a uniform sample with a measured amount of cold water and letting it sit overnight. Pour off and measure the unabsorbed water. This is suggested as a way to compare glues. Has anyone else heard of this method. If anyone is interested I can search my memory and library for the original source of this test.

It looks like Robin Pratt has returned. Welcome back. We need to keep the "just do it right" thread going.

Spencer Chase

(Message sent Wed 4 Dec 1996, 22:48:34 GMT, from time zone GMT-0800.)

Key Words in Subject:  Adsorbed, Glue, Hot, Water

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