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Outside of Portland, Oregon,
2008
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Flour glue is amazing stuff. It's super sturdy, almost nothing to make and if you let it get really concentrated, it's pretty much wheat paste.

Instructions

  1. How to make a glue & adhesives. Basic Flour Glue - Step 1 1

    The basic ratio for the kind of flour glue I make is 1 part flour to 2 to 4 parts water, mixed and added to 20 parts boiling water.

    So, first, get your 20 parts (for this case, 2.5 cups) water boiling in your saucepan.

  2. How to make a glue & adhesives. Basic Flour Glue - Step 2 2

    Mix the flour and 1/2 cup water. A fork works well to properly mix the flour and tap water

  3. How to make a glue & adhesives. Basic Flour Glue - Step 3 3

    Once your pot is boiling, take it off the heat and add the water/flour mix from earlier.




  4. How to make a glue & adhesives. Basic Flour Glue - Step 4 4

    Stir well. You need to take it off the heat when doing this, or you end up making dumplings.

  5. How to make a glue & adhesives. Basic Flour Glue - Step 5 5

    Return to heat and simmer your flour glue until it is a snot-like consistency. Let cool to bathwater temperature and then use. It works best when warm, so store leftover in the fridge and warm it back up in a saucepan when you need it again. Adding cloves or oil of cloves will keep it lasting longer.

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