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Patrick Edward's Old Brown Glue

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 5 oz. Bottle ($9.60) In Stock
 20 oz. Bottle ($24.95) In Stock
Patrick Edwards is one of the world's experts on marquetry and furniture restoration, so you know any glue that he makes is held to an unbelievably high standard. This is the glue we use here in the shop and we're thrilled to offer it for sale. We'll never go back to the yellow stuff. Technically speaking, Old Brown Glue is liquid hide glue. It's the perfect glue for antique restoration, veneer work and lamination, instrument and chair making, as well as what we use it for - modern woodworking. The reason why I swear by it is that it is basically transparent to finishes. All you need to do is give it a decent wipe. It cleans up with cold water. It's also reversible with heat and hot water, which makes repair or repositioning easy and convenient.

Its ingredient list is simple - hydrolyzed collagen (hide glue) and urea - not a long list of chemical solvents you might not want in your home. The glue dries by loss of moisture and, under normal conditions, has a very long open time. It will start to set in about an hour and be completely set in 24 - 48 hours. Old Brown Glue has superior strength in tight-fitting joints and it remains flexible after it sets. Because it is organic and non-toxic, Old Brown Glue does have a shelf-life - about one year or so. There are other brands of liquid hide glue on the market but this is safest and strongest one out there. Made in the USA from American - made hide glue.
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First time user - love it!
By: Jonnie (Aug, 2023)
I used OBG for the first time gluing up the base for my Roubo split top workbench. The longer open time took away all my stress and anxiety I usually feel during glue ups. I took my time without fear of the tenons setting slightly out of position until I could get the clamps on for the long stretchers. Once I drove home the drawbore pegs I saw a small amount of squeeze out which cleaned up nicely with water. Can’t wait to use this on my next furniture build. Like the hide glued of the past, Old Brown Glue does require heating between 120-150 for optimal application.
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A little jelly-like
By: John Coffey (Mar, 2023)
It is a little gelatinous which requires heating to get it to flow out of the bottle and put on the gluing surface. But because it gels a bit when it cools, it won't run out of the join. Perfect for glue-ups that will take some time to get assembled and clamped. Great glue!
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Not Liquid
By: Jacob (Sep, 2022)
this glue is not liquid at room temperature and requires a way to heat it up in order to use it. I was never actually able to get it to flow out of the bottle.
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By: Tom Stephenson (May, 2017)
Old Brown Glue takes the stress out of glueups. Reversibility is also a plus. It's my favorite glue for furniture builds.
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