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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 dried them up in front of a small fan and collected them in a jar. I tested it out on two pieces of wood and it broke the wood before the glue and I can't pry whats left of it off with my hands. As far as strength goes it seems good but my question is has anyone tried this out on a violin? I never made glue before and I've never used glue made from animals so I'm not qualified to make any assessments. I just thought if it works it could make my art project more charming when someone asks about it. Pictures below are the final product and the antlers in the pot before boiling.