Notes on different types of glues and their usage.


Titebond dries extremely solid and so is a valid glue for musical instrument construction, unlike PVA which dries gloopy and acts as an absorbent.

Titebond joints can be broken using heat – do not chisel them. Don’t be tempted to water down the glue, it won’t work as well. Titebond has a ‘grip’ — if clamped, it will grip surfaces together within about 5 minutes, but needs overnight period to set properly.


Do not use on instruments.

Works in a slightly different way to Titebond — sets very hard but does not have the immediate grip given by Titebond. Mixed in vats from a powder.


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Animal Glue

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