Pine pitch glue

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  1. Thunderlizard

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    Howdy,

    Just posting to show the pitch glue I made from Sitka spruce resin.

    It’ll be primarily used to haft arrowheads.


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  2. HannahT

    HannahT Firebug Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    Pine pitch glue is on my bucket list!
     
  3. woodsmanjohn

    woodsmanjohn Supporter Supporter Bushclass II

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    Nice! Job and they sure are handy.
     
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    NevadaBlue Graybeard Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

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    Well, tell us how you made it!
     
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    Yeah, this!! And does White pine pitch work?
     
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    nice job,did you just used pitch and charcoal?
     
  7. JasonJ

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    Like, to make it before you die? It's really quite easy... I made some a couple weeks ago to fasten a shale knife blade into a piece of maple in my backyard. It smelled super great (like strong Pine-Sol). It also worked great too!

    That's what I did... I had heard and read about putting plant fibers in there too, and that would make it stronger in bonding.. but my pine sap and charcoal mix (in the right proportions) turned out fine and hardened to something similar to firm rubber... think like a soft hockey puck.

    Pro-tip, make sure your charcoal is ground fine... chunks get in the way and while it works if there are a few of them, it doesn't mix up as nice.
     
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    I have put pitch in boiling water to evaporate the turpentine and gotten a very hard epoxy when cooled.
     
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