2 thoughts on “Strength Test on my Liquid Hide

  1. Good to see you on video there, Salko. One thing that could be important about comparison of glue-joint breaks is the mode of failure. I’m not trained as an engineer, so I don’t know the technical terms for these things, but I know enough to realize that the way a joint is tested can have a huge impact on the result. For instance, the edge-edge joint you tested by bending in the direction of the glue joint. The joint with two pieces joined at a 90° angle you tried to slide them apart like how the hands of a watch rotate in relation to a center. That one might be called “sheer”, but I’m not sure. Anyway, just my two cents: if you want a good comparison of different glues, they should be tested on similarly joined pieces. But if all you are after is a test of whether or not a glue joint can handle being pulled apart by a human, these results are good.

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    1. If I couldn’t break the join then for me that was plenty strong enough. I know one thing for sure, without any doubt that by adding salt or urea to the glue does weaken it. What I don’t know is how much. 192 gram is on the lower end to begin with but plenty enough for furniture making and veneering. I think for liquid hide you should use a bloom strength of 250.


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