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Dear Fellow Woodworkers,
Approximately two years ago, I purchased an electric glue pot with a 1 pound bag of 192 gram hide glue flakes from Tools for Working Wood. My mission is to be able to use the hide glue for all forms of joinery and veneering like it was done in the 18th century. The problem is that the glue pot didn't come with any instructions. Since then the pot and glue have been sitting around waiting for discovery.
What are your recommendations on how to use the glue pot? What does anyone know about gram strength? Is my initial bag of hide flakes still usable after all this time? What is the technique for applying the glue to the wood surface? I have added some photographs of the pot and glue to give everyone a visual aid.
I would appreciate any help to revive this centuries old method.