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Subject: Adhesive for waterlogged wood

Adhesive for waterlogged wood

From: Colleen Day <colleen_day>
Date: Friday, September 17, 1999
Amanda Clydesdale <mandyc [at] aocscot__co__uk> writes

>Can anyone recommend a reliable, reversible adhesive suitable for
>adhering waterlogged timbers that have been treated by the two-stage
>PEG method, then freeze-dried?

I have had success using fish glue (commonly used by furniture
conservators and available from Lee Valley Tools, Ottawa, Ontario)
on PEG treated waterlogged wood. Unlike hide glue it is a thick
liquid at room temperature, and seems to bond fairly well to the
waxy wood.

Colleen Day
Senior Conservator (Inorganics & Archaeology)
Parks Canada
Atlantic Service Centre

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:21
               Distributed: Thursday, September 23, 1999
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Received on Friday, 17 September, 1999

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