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  • gavinkilkenny
    Feb 12, 2013
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      I would read an article on historic glues ;)

      Gavin


      --- In medievalsawdust@yahoogroups.com, "karincorbin" wrote:
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      > Cheese glue makes a good mouse trap bait.
      >
      > Karin
      >
      > --- In medievalsawdust@yahoogroups.com, lists lists wrote:
      > >
      > > I am quite curious about cheese lime glue as well. Please do post a link if
      > > you can. Thank you.
      > > On 11/02/2013 8:30 PM, "Thylacine" wrote:
      > >
      > > > **
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > I would be interested in a copy of your article. While I have used hide
      > > > glue , I have never heard of the cheese lime glue and I have never made
      > > > any. would definitely be interested in the info.
      > > > Thanks
      > > > Alden
      > > >
      > > > On Mon, Feb 11, 2013 at 3:26 AM, Jerry Harder wrote:
      > > >
      > > >> **
      > > >>
      > > >>
      > > >> On 2/4/2013 12:00 AM, Avery Austringer wrote:
      > > >>
      > > >>
      > > >>
      > > >>
      > > >> Other stuff - Nails. A bottle of yellow glue (yeah, not the least bit
      > > >> authentic), a water stone, a little galvanized pan to soak it in and
      > > >> sharpening jig, a scratch stock I made, a rasp, some scrapers, a pair of
      > > >> "contour planes" from Lee Valley a saw file or two, a small regular file, a
      > > >> pair of end nippers and a small pair of pliers, a couple bench hooks, an
      > > >> iron hold down and a dowel plate I made.
      > > >>
      > > >> I don't know where people get the idea that glue is not period. Both
      > > >> hide and cheese-lime glue are completely period and used for wood.
      > > >> Theophlis-(1100's) On Diverse Arts tells how to make cheese lime glue as
      > > >> does Cinni (1400?'s) Hide and leaf glue can be stored dry redissolved.
      > > >> (Leaf glue is not made from leaves but hide glue set up like knox blocks
      > > >> and cut in slices like bread, and dried ) I cut mine into cubes and they
      > > >> look like little jeweled caltrops) I have a kit in an old breef-case that
      > > >> has everything for both I take to wars since I wouldn't want to mess up
      > > >> that perfect medieval project with a modern emergency repair. Is medieval
      > > >> glue enough of an enigma that I should post an article on it? I have a
      > > >> 20-30 pg article written on medieval glue and have taught several classes
      > > >> on it that have been well received. BTW: Hide glue is water and heat
      > > >> soluble, cheese-lime glue is (once dry) resistant to both. Both were used
      > > >> in wood working and easy to make. Neither will glue bone but a mixture
      > > >> made as a hot glue will ("Mapa cavilcula"(800's?)) (I probably didn't spell
      > > >> "Mapa cavilcula" right) and fish hide glue will glue bone very very well
      > > >> but can still re-dissolve like any other hide glue.
      > > >>
      > > >>
      > > >
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