I'm one of those people that likes using Hide glue. I use it when I do veneer jobs. I also like using it when I'm doing a restoration job for customers it is an option they have. I also use white glue and yellow glue. I don't recommend white glue and I don't have any trouble getting old splines out that have had yellow glue used. I have had chairs were the person before me must have poured the glue in the groove. Then squeezed the excess out when they pressed in the spline and I had a solid groove of glue to dig out. That is when I hate yellow glue. I've had chairs were people used Loctite contact cement to try and repair a pressed cane seat chair that had popped out of the groove that was a pain and yes I had some one put a spline in using Loctite that was a BIGGER PAIN. But yes I do like using Hide Glue I use titebond liquid hide glue and Behlen Ground Hide Glue.
One of the wonderful things about reading this forum is the variety of suggestions that come forth. On the subject of machine cane and glue, I buy and use carpenter's wood glue on all machine cane. I ... more
Hi David! It could be that the white glue wasn't applied heavily enough if it came loose. Also could be that the wrong size spline was used (too narrow). I've always used Elmer's white glue for... more
David, the concern with carpenters glue is in the difficulty in removing it years down the line. If you look at comparative strength data available on line you find that the white glue is actually a... more
Q: Is my bottle of glue still good? A? Looking at that bottle of glue wondering if it's still any good? Picking up one in the store and looking for a fresh one? I suppose it's way too complex to just ... more
Larry, Thank you for posting this information, (and with humor) I guess I may have done a lot of chairs during the winters that may have questionable glue jobs. Will keep fingers crossed. Randy Randy ... more
This thread is very helpful as I work on my first machine cane seat. The chair belonged to the gramma of a colleague at work. I inherited a few bottles of Ol' Yeller quick set (white) glue from a... more