Tiny Tip #8

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Blog entry by Don posted 02-08-2007 11:22 AM 888 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Let squeezed out glue “gel up” before trying to remove it. Wiping up the glue before it gels will spread it, requiring a lot of sanding later.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#1 posted 02-08-2007 11:42 AM

Thanks for all the tips, Don. You’re a well of knowledge. I usually wipe my squeeze out with a wet paper towel.

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#2 posted 02-08-2007 11:48 AM

I used to do that as well until someone pointed out that all that did was spread it around into the adjacent wood. And the problem with that is it looks clean and glue free – until you apply the finish that is. Then the problems begin. Of if you do spot it before applying the finish, it will take a lot of work with the sandpaper to remove it.

If you use a sharp chisel, or scraper, it’s really quite easy to remove cleanly after it has gelled. Don’t wait until it is completely hard as it will then have the tendency to pull the surrounding wood surface away. It’s a matter of timing.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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