Glue chemistry is a bit more interesting than that (not that I know all that
much about it). PVAs polymerize as they cure, independently of simply losing
moisture, forming longer chains of, ummm, polymers. Adding water to cured
glue doesn't "dissolve" those chains. Steaming the wood, however, still has
the effect that steaming wood always had. I wonder why I never thought to
remodel the spoon handles though...
(Regarding a past conversation about gluing one side or both sides, I just
read my glue bottle. Titebond says to "Apply a heavy spread of glue to
surface and clamp". I always just put glue on the surface, but let the
squeeze out snot up the clamp. :D It also doesn't say one side or both
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