When I removed the clamps it looks like the glue was forced through some of the pores of the curly maple. I'm guessing I used too much glue. David Marks used what he called a glue squeegee to spread the glue evenly. I bought a soft rubber brayer used for scrapbooking at a hobby store for my glue squeegee. I noticed that the rubber roller didn't really roll when I was spreading the glue around. I think the glue might have been too sticky.
I am going to need to do this over. Did use too much glue? How can I get a thinner layer? Did I clamp it too much? If I didn't use too much glue or clamp too much, what else might I have done wrong?