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June 1, 2010

Hide Glue Book, back in stock.

Filed under: Hide Glue,Historical Material,Of Interest,Publications,Uncategorized — Stephen Shepherd @ 8:48 am

Joel Moscowitz at Tools for Working Wood now has more copies of Hide Glue – Historical & Practical Applications and they are in stock.


He also has copies of Shepherds’ Compleat Early Nineteenth Century Woodworker as well as the Universal Receipt Book on hand.

If you don’t have copies then you should.



  1. Does this book touch at all any pre-1600 usage?

    I am looking at doing a Mary Rose box reproduction, and documenting the whole thing with sources. I’ve got most of it at least somewhat figured out, except glue.

    I’m going to be getting a copy any way, but was just curious if it covered that period at all.


    Comment by badger — June 1, 2010 @ 11:23 am

  2. Badger,

    I cover the compleat history of hide glue from paleo times. And the glue is still made from the same animal hide as back then.


    Comment by Stephen Shepherd — June 1, 2010 @ 11:51 am

  3. I am surprised that some folks are still using “hide glue.” It went out of popularity with the advent of the new glues in our area of Ohio. It’s such a mess to work with You know! I always had good success using hide glue but went the easy way like many others. Perhaps I’ll try it again. It made such a strong bond.

    Comment by Marv Gnagy — June 22, 2010 @ 2:04 pm

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