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    Hide Glue Pot

    Does anyone make a hide glue pot anymore?

    Lee Valley has one but its out of stock.

    Doesn't look like Hold Heet still makes them.

    I kinda wanted a dedicated glue pot instead of using a crock pot but can't find a source anywhere?

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    Wondering IF that 1.5 Qt Slow cooker by Pioneer Woman, sold at Wall E World would do?
    A Planer? I'm the Planer, and this is what I use

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    Yes, I'm sure there are all kinds of crock pots or bottle warmers that I can make work, but I try to adhere to a buy it once quality tool instead of going that route.

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    I bought this on AMazon and it works great.

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    Interesting, that gets around the temperature issue with a bottle warmer or crock pot. Does it have an auto shut off after a period of time?

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    I’ve got a Hold-Heat I bought for $3 at a yard sale, but I don’t think it’s any better than a Crock Pot that has a real degree setting instead
    of “warm”, “warmer”…. And you can always use a good cooking thermometer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cory Newman View Post
    Interesting, that gets around the temperature issue with a bottle warmer or crock pot. Does it have an auto shut off after a period of time?

    mine does have an auto off
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    I use a mini-crockpot that came with a real one. I cut a hole in the lid for a thermometer. If you bought one, more than $10 would be too much. I don't use hide glue often but when I do, the little crockpot works fine. I put water in the pot and put the glue in a jar in the water.
    Last edited by Alan Rutherford; 11-29-2021 at 4:10 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Carey View Post
    I bought this on AMazon and it works great.

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    Bet you got some interesting advertisements after *that* purchase...
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    I used a full size crock pot for a long time, last Christmas I got a Hold Heet.

    In some ways, I like the crock pot better

    1. I can keep a hammer veneer hot
    2. I have a convenient source of hot water to clean up
    3. I have a source of hot water to add to the glue if needed.

    So far, I haven't put the glue directly in the HoldHeet, rather in a small jar and water bath.

    I bought the wax pot recommended by an article in FineWoodworking and simply put, it did not work worth a hoot. The first time I used it, turned all the way up, it just barely got to 140, after that it would never go over 110. Maybe something wrong with it, but I do not recommend wax heaters!!
    Last edited by Robert Engel; 11-29-2021 at 3:20 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Carey View Post
    I bought this on AMazon and it works great.

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    I use one of those for waxing my bike chains. I wonder if I could buy another insert. It would, indeed, work well as a glue pot. Otherwise, I use a small crockpot with glue in a jar.. (I also use the crockpot to heat epoxy).
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    Any love for the old school dedicated glue pots?

    I use a Kambrook hotplate.
    Shown is my 'daily driver' on the hotplate.
    There's also a small cast and a larger aluminium pot as backups.

    1.jpg

    My FIL (a restorer as well) uses a hand iron in a vice for his pot.

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    Ha that is great old school

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    Interesting thread...Thanks
    Jerry

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cory Newman View Post
    Does anyone make a hide glue pot anymore?

    Lee Valley has one but its out of stock.

    Doesn't look like Hold Heet still makes them.
    Wow didn’t know Hold Heet doesn’t make glue pots anymore. OK, here is a manufacturer that makes an industrial electric pot that can be used for glue, http://waage.thomasnet.com/viewitems...ip-coating-pot

    The only downside is it’s a bit pricey..

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