Tool Test: Lee Valley Tools Glue Pot & Tabletop Warmer

Glue-potThis stainless steel replica of a late 19th-century double-boiler cast iron glue pot from Landers, Frary & Clark is both cute and useful – despite its diminutive size (3″ diameter x 2-3⁄8″ height).

The outer pot holds 2-1⁄2 fluid ounces of water to keep the contents of the inner pot from scorching when it’s on a heat source (the warmer). But scald the pot first with boiling water (like you would a teapot), then fill it with hot water and it will keep hot hide glue in the inner pot warm enough to use for a time after you remove it from the heat source (the amount of time will vary based on ambient temperature).

Read the full article here.

Website: leevalley.com
Article: Read what Bob Flexner has to say about the pros and cons of hot hide glue.

From the June 2016 issue, #225
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