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Re: [BKARTS] Mixed adhesives



I find that mixing paste with PVA works better when the paste is still warm
(not hot)--anyone else had this experience?

Peter, did you ever try warming the methyl cellulose before mixing with PVA?

Regards,

John MacKrell
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
(734) 604-0992
See finishing stoves at www.johnmackrell.com





> From: Peter Verheyen <verheyen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Reply-To: Book_Arts-L <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2009 15:23:03 -0500
> To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Re: [BKARTS] Mixed adhesives
> 
> I usually make up a 8%ish solution of methylcellulose (MC) and then mix that
> into the PVA so that the proportion is 50/50 or whatever else is desired,
> stirring well. DO NOT just pour the MC into the paste. It will not swell or
> alter the properties other than being a mess. I like MC because it does not
> spoil and I can always have it on hand. That said, I have also used paste,
> but that was always mixed up for a specific purpose.
> 
> p.
> 
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