Marcus Ekengren

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  1. Dear HoGo, thank you so much for the links, I really like the older books and will be adding these to my collection. I was trying to come up with a way of avoiding having a audience member be offended by the use of hide glue in the violin which to quite a few conjure a image of a sad horse. If I get to say, no its made with antlers that fall off naturally, I think it could help.
  2. Thank you very much for your advice, I will give it a try and keep looking into it. However with out being an expert I can only make an educated guess.
  3. So I decided to make violins last year because I really wanted one and while making it I didn't want to use hide glue so I tried for months to make glue from other non animal products. Till one day it just pop in my mind that maybe boiling antlers from deer could work. I found written information that it works to produce glue, so I decided to try it out. I bought some cut antlers at a pet store being sold as a dog treat and I boiled them up for around five hours. I sieved the mixture and reduced it down. I poured it out into a tray to cool and be cut, once semi gel dry. I