I just made an electrically heated Soapstone bridge removal iron. Since I don't have a hot glue pot and don't plan on buying one, the thought occurred to me to make an add on soapstone hot glue pot. It holds approx 1 oz and because of the mass of the soapstone pot, keeps the glue temp very stable.
The hide glue granules I have is around 25 years old. I wonder if it is still good? After it is mixed with water and heated up to 140F, it is not clear but rather murky. Is that good or bad? What is a good test for the hide glue?
Edit: I searched online for "soapstone hot hide glue pot" and surprisingly came up empty. Hide glue was invented way before the iron age and you'd expect the first hot glue pots were made from soapstone. Soapstone bowls were the first cooking vessel made by man and it stands to reason that it was also used for making hide glue. Am I the only one with a soapstone glue pot?
Last edited by SteveL123 on Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:41 pm, edited 1 time in total.