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I lost interest in using fish glue for book repair when someone brought me
a book with the top panel of the gold-tooled spine chewed away by her cat,
attracted by the fish glue used in the binding.

At 09:18 PM 2/3/02 -0400, you wrote:
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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.
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>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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