1. Always do a dry a fit. Always. Put everything together without glue and make sure it fits firmly with out a slight tap or pressure.
2. Have all your clamps, cawls, and protective scraps at the ready.
3. You can always use more clamps (usually you’ll need a clamp at least every 30cm.)
4. Understand your glue. Wood glues (eg. PVA) absorb into the wood and cross link. Zero gap is good for these glues. Epoxies can bridge small gaps and act as space fillers. Hide glue is warm water soluble which has advantages and disadvantages.
5. Glue up in stages. By gluing small sections together, and then joining those sections, you’ll reduce the amount of wet glue surface at any one time and reduce the number of clamps needed.
As always comments and suggestions welcome.
-- Daniel - http://theloveofwood.blogspot.com/