How does hide glue & yellow aliphatic glue compare with respect to strength and reversibility?—Mike DiMaggio
Bruce Wedlock replies: Hide glue, hot or liquid, is about 75% as strong as yellow glue. But hide glue is reversible with heat, water or alcohol. Yellow glue is not. Hide glue is compatible with stains and finishes. Yellow glue is not. See Fine Woodworking Magazine #192, July/August 2007 for a detailed presentation.