Glue and gluing

In the construction of violins only quality hide glue is used. The main reasons are reversibility / the joint can be taken apart and reglued again and specific thoughness of the joint with no creep and good acoustical properties.

To heat up the glue a water bed is usually used.

Put a measure of hide glue and add water.

Heat up and make sure the temperature does not exceed 70C for longer periods of time.

Always try to work in a warm room with no draughts so that you have more time to apply the glue.

Make sure everything fits right without the glue first.

Have everything to hand, you need to act quickly and precisely.

Category: Building