Continuing the discussion from DIY Winter Boots/Mukluks:
As per my plan of documenting this stuff so it doesn’t get lost and learning how to replace materials I can’t make myself (like Titebond II glue, which is used a lot in woodworking, shoemaking, boat building, and bowmaking): I found some stuff on hide glue making by Steven Edholm who is awesome. He doesn’t address waterproof glue, but does go into detail about how to make glue in the first place.
- Steven’s paleotechnics blog articles on making hide glue.
- Steven has videos on making hide glue from a bull hide. Very detailed. And in a way gives an introduction to bark tanning as well, meaning you could follow all the steps and be ready to bark tan the hide when finished (if you didn’t mess up the grain).