I had the glue pot full of glue and nothing to glue. What to do, what to do. I know, do a rub joint to demo how well one works with hot hide glue. After a little scrounging around in the cutoff pile I found a short Beech cutoff that looked like it had one edge planed. I split it, slopped some hot hide glue on both edges and rubbed them together and then held it for a minute or so before setting aside.
Today I cleaned up the faces and tried to break the bond with no joy. I expect if I took a lumpy after it it would break but then with a lumpy I can break any joint.
I've started the layout of the new trestle style kitchen table and already have a head scratcher. My stock is 8/4 and I'm trying to decide between gluing up the feet for 16/4 feet, going back to the wood store for some 4/4 stock to make 12/4 feet, or just making 8/4 feet. Right now I leaning towards 16/4 feet with 12/4 uprights.
BTW, I've marked out on one board enough feet to glue up two 16/4 feet.