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June 21, 2010

Hot Hide Glue, Liquid Hide Glue & Fish Glue Workshop

Filed under: Hide Glue,Historical Material,Of Interest,Techniques,Uncategorized,Veneer — Stephen Shepherd @ 12:18 pm

The workshop in Las Vegas for the Piano Technicians Guild is coming up and I will be heading south on Wednesday.  So I spent this morning getting the glue, glue pots, glue brushes, glue spoon, toothing planes and scraper, glue comb and all things glue related for the workshop.

Not only will I be going on and on and on about Hide Glue, but everyone will get a chance to hammer veneer some nice chestnut veneer courtesy of Mike Moore at Mike Moore’s Custom Mills here in Salt Lake City.  It took him less than 3 minutes to cut fifty [50] sheets 5 by 11 inches with his guillotine veneer slicer.

I am also taking another case of Hide Glue books down to re-supply Jurgen Goering of Piano Forte Supply from Canada.  I will also take copies of Shepherds’ Compleat Early Nineteenth Century Woodworker and the Universal Receipt Book as well.

I am giving two workshops and will have time and a free pass to take any of the other classes or workshops expanding my horizons.  There are a couple of museums in the area that I would like to visit, and the obligatory visit to the Strip. I am also taking along $20.00 cash money as my gaming lucre, and not a penny more.

Stephen

3 Comments »

  1. First class went very well, all seemed to enjoy and many purchased the Hide Glue book. There were about 26 in the first class, next class will be on tuesday. Many tried their hand at hammer veneering, used both liquid hide glue and hot hide glue. I would imagine that with hot hide glue in Las Vegas this time of year you would have about 20 minutes of open time. It is that hot.

    Stephen

    Comment by Stephen Shepherd — June 26, 2010 @ 4:56 pm

  2. Spent the day at the Exhibit Hall at the Bally’s Casino where the Piano Technicians Guild held their convention. I signed books and talked to some interesting folks. There were suppliers of speciality tools, and piano people have a lot of tools. Lots of fun, plan on doing the same tomorrow, then another class on Tuesday morning.

    Stephen

    Comment by Stephen Shepherd — June 27, 2010 @ 6:15 pm

  3. I have returned from Las Vegas and had a great time. Good attendance to my classes and sold a lot of books. I have been invited to teach at their convention next year in Kansas City, looking forward to that. I now know more about pianos than before and those people have some interesting and expensive tools.

    Stephen

    Comment by Stephen Shepherd — June 30, 2010 @ 7:39 am

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