It should be just snug enogh to close the joint. If you have to use
clamps to force the joint, then you need to take another look at the
When I glue up panels, I know I got the pressure right if the clamps
are just barely loose when the piece has dried.
As for the original question -- I stopped wiping glue off with a
wet/damp/sopping rag. If you let it set for 15-20 minutes, you can peel
it right off with a plastic bread-bag tab.
I used to squeeze the sh*t out of everything... I'm surprised that
there was any glue left in the joint!
I learned here that you dry clamp things first... it IS a PITA, but
many things that you do in a hobby are.. lol
If it doesn't dry clamp square and tight with gentle clamping, glue
will NOT make it fit better...
"Don't drink and park. Accidents cause people"
What I do when I really want to make sure no glue shows it put
painters tape on the joining edges, apply the glue, the runoff glue
will get on the tape and some wood area, wait for the glue to bead,
and then use a scraper/razor to remove it, then remove the tape!
Alittle extra work, but no glue marks!
I've been getting good results with TB III by just following their
instructions... I keep a roll of shop towels over the bench and pull
one down and get it damp before gluing..
Also, after reading about it here, I got a few rolls of blue 3M
masking tape and use it to "mask" the edges of the glue joint... saves
a LOT of hassle!
Masking is the best bet by far. And keep the damp towels for your
fingers, not the wood. Use a chisel or cabinet scraper on
semi-hardened glue squeezout half an hour after the glueup. It
comes right off and leaves no trace.
Stain and Poly are their own punishment
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I had read that polyurethane glue would accept stain and not leave a
white mark. I used Titebond poly glue. After drying, I scraped the
squeeze out & sanded flush. While it's not as bad as yellow glue, it
still left a telltale light colored area under my dark danish oil.
I'm curious what experience others have had with polyurethane glue.
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