“I keep meaning to send an email and let you know that I got the prem. Indian Rosewood and was very pleased. You all at LMII have always given me great reason for trust in doing business with you. You have always treated me well and in a prompt and professional fashion. You have always helped with any problems that I might. have. Your staff is knowledgeable and professional and the materials have been great. You guys run the type of business that makes me look for things I need that I can get from you. If that doesn't work (look for things I might need in the future). Thank you for giving me a place where I can buy my materials with confidence.”

Michael M.

Granular Hide Glue



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The case for ground hide glue is that it has been used for centuries, and good, strong, centuries-old glue joints are still in existence. The newer liquid hide glues with preservatives do not develop the strength of granular hide glues, and can fail with extended periods of high humidity.

This one, which has a gram strength of 192 (perfect for lutherie) boasts the following other traits: It dries to a crystalline state and does not dampen or absorb string energy; Joints can be easily taken apart with warm water, heat, and some use vinegar; It can be used for sizing end grain, by using a dilute solution – This will prevent subsequent starving of joints in cases where end grain is joined (such as the neck); Hide glue can be used in well-made, tight joints because it requires only a thin coating, where other glue types require a thick coating; Hide glue is transparent and can be used as a pore filler by mixing with pigments or sawdust (as do many of the Granada makers); and it sands easily.

Don't be concerned if you see very small white chalky specs in your dry glue. A small amount of zinc sulfate is added to the glue. It acts a a preservative, extending the life of your glue.

Michael M says about our glue: “ I had never used hide glue before and decided it would make my old style wood working (mostly early medieval) more authentic. After searching I went with yours because I figured for instruments makers it would be the best. I am so impressed. After reading the instructions I went for it. Hide glue is easy to use and the holding power and clean up are incredible. I'm hooked. Tossed my Elmer's and only use it now. You have a loyal customer”.

SKU Product Name In Stock Each 3+  
FGH Granular hide, 15 oz./2 pints Yes $14.25 $12.68