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Re: Fish glue



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I have often wondered why fish glue is not used in book binding, perhaps it
is too brittle or has too little water resistance? It is still used in
cabinetmaking.

I believe that the adhesive on postage stamps ( that you lick)  is fish
glue.

On a recent Martha Stewart show, a cabinetmaker was showing her the correct
way to glue felt to the bottom of a tray, he specifically used fish glue.
Any ideas why?

This led me to wonder if fish glue had any advantages when gluing ordinary
cloth to the boards?

From: "Yehuda Miklaf" <mfritz@NETVISION.NET.IL>
>
> Today I got to raid the storeroom of a now defunct platemaking operation
> and came away with a lifetime supply of liquid fish glue. Anyone know of
> a book called "1001 Uses for Fish Glue"?
>
> Yehuda Miklaf
> Jerusalem

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