Swingman (Tarzan?); ;>}
I like your answer about shrinkage and now I remember seeing this comment
in the past. I just thought I was being paranoid about not "getting on
with it". I will wait for tomorrow, but with a limited number of clamps,
this panel making could take a long time.
Thanks to ALL for ALL the responses.
| > I am curious as to how long I need to leave a glued-up panel in clamps
| > before I can remove the clamps and safely run it through a portable
| > thickness planer. Glue used is Titebond original glue. It's been a
| > over 4 hours now and I think it is ready, but wonder if I need wait 24
| > hours before safely proceeding with the cleanup.
| Keep it in the clamps until tomorrow ... not necessarily for the "glue to
| dry", but to keep problems showing up in the next day or so along the
| As the glue dries, it absorbs moisture from the surrounding wood, said
| will have a tendency to shrink as the moisture is removed. If you
| it too soon, you may find yourself with a depression along the glue line
| because of the material you removed too soon.
| Doesn't always happen, just often enough to make you wish you'd had more
| Rule of thumb is to let the glue cure at least 24 hours before milling,
| planing. If I leave it in the clamps overnight, it removes all
| Just my experience ...
| Last update: 1/16/04