Hi Scott, great topic. If interested in these I can definitely figure out the proper pic format but two particular glues come to mind that have become regular "staples" that I always keep on hand.
1- Aleen's craft glue which is super thick, white & has an INCREDIBLE life span even kept in a hot vehicle. This stuff is wonderful for gluing felt "shims" such as raising a rest rail, and also for an occasional damper felt install in the field, and so forth.
2- Super glue gel such as Loctite brand. This stuff comes in a bottle that is super easy to work with (just squeeze the two sides which are basically like"side buttons") ..is super easy to control, and is wonderful for certain things such as the occasional hammer separation on Baldwin Hamilton's, etc Just use super glue accelerator as usual. It's easy to wipe off the excess and does not run down into the action.
3- Titebond wood glue of course! (fresh!) in a small bottle
I will definitely need to send pics of the super glue gel in particular...
Best! Kevin F
Glues:Fish glue from Lee Valley for all felt or leather to wood applications, as well as regluing loose hammer heads. Much like hot hide glue, except it stays liquid in its container, and has a very long shelf life (especially compared to liquid hide glue). Apply it to the wood and let it become tacky (1 minute) before applying the felt or leather to get quickest tack. Also works for gluing understring felt to the plate - if allowed to become tacky. Reversible with heat and moisture. (Also available from stewmac.com)CA, extra thin for tuning pins, various thicknesses with accelerator for all sorts of quick repairs.Hot hide glue for shop work: hanging hammers, replacing various felts and leathers like dampers, wippen cushions, back check leather. Fast, reversible, no clamping.Lubes:Powdered teflon for felt and leather surfaces (especially key bushings and knuckles).McLube 444 for metal and wood (key pins, rubbing surfaces of grand key frames)Protek CLP for penetrating applications, like center bushings and pedal bushings.
This is really helpful and reliable info, especially the reminder about reversibility. Thanks.