I was watching new yankee workshop the other day and Norm used a sponge with
some liquid to clean off the excess glue after clamping. Is the liquid plain
ole water or is it something else? Any suggestions to do this the best way?
This is just my opinion but let the glue dry then scrape it off. If you wipe
it off with water then you leave a film of glue that will discolor your
That's what I found as well. A good card scraper works for me and its makes
for easy work.
On 05 Apr 2004 19:46:23 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Ah10201) wrote:
He uses a small sponge with most of the water squeezed out. This
works well. But better yet, after you've done a few hundred glue-ups
you get to know the right amount of glue to apply such that there is
very little excess. Like the other posts, I like to peel off the
excess glue after 30-40 minutes. If I'm building a fine piece of
furniture, I prefer to line both sides of the joint with painter's
tape which is done at the time of the dry fit assembly. Glue left on
wood shows up like a sore thumb after the finish is applied.
There are a number of ways to accomplish the task but, yes, just plain old
water is what is being used.
Don't be skimpy with the water and turn and or rinse the rag frequently in
order to avoid smearing the glue rather than taking it off.
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