Glue FAQ?

I have my first big glue up done but in playing with the cutoff pieces I am not very impressed with Gorilla Glue. The joints are certainly not stronger than the wood. Up until now I have always just used yellow carpenter glue with good success but the wood guy said it wasn't that good with the cypress that is next.
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This first project was hard maple, milled pretty smooth from Croffwood Mills. I may not have got it wet enough. It was clamped and laid up very tight.
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I always spray my wood (very wet) before gluing up. Wierd isn't it?
On 19 Aug 2003 05:32:17 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@aol.comGreg (Gfretwell) wrote:

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Nope, they were very thin, clear joints. I had it clamped up well. 5 pipe clamps in 24". I think the other poster put his finger right on it. I didn't really get the wood wet enough. I just misted it with a spray bottle and my bet is it didn't penetrate the wood. The glue certainly didn't. I guess that's why you start small. I'm still clawing my way up the learning curve. Many thanks to all who are trying to help me.
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