Monday, August 5, 2013

My Cool New Fancy Hammered Brass Glue Pot!

Glue is, briefly, the gelatinous extract of bones, hides, and horns of animals and fish.

George Ellis, Modern Practical Joinery, 1902



The gluepot that I ordered from MusiCaravan arrived today! Wahoo!



What a sweet looking pot! Can't wait to make some glue in it!




I also bought The Gluepot Warmer so I can keep the glue warm for an extended period of time, such as when I glue the tentellones to the top and sides of a guitar.

Both items are well made and the brochure that comes with the pot says that the pot will last several life times if it is well cared for! I believe that statement.



A shot of Julia's guitar when I was gluing on the kerfing for the back. The tentellones for the top and sides I glue in one-by-one with just my fingers, imagine that in this day and age!

Do check out MusiCaravan's site and also take a look at Toolemera Press website and the PDF version of the little book, Doing the Gluing, a nice treatise on using hide glue.

1 comment:

  1. What a beautiful glue pot!

    I have an old one in copper, thus far untested.

    Looking forward to hearing how you get on with it.


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