Thanks to everyone for the help. I talked to a cabinet maker buddy of
mine and he said go with the hide glue if I want, much as was suggested
here, but that the good PVAs will do a fine job as well and are less
trouble to prepare, ie no soaking, glue pot etc. I've got good PVA
kicking around here so I'll dig it out and go with that for now and use
the hide glue for some other project.