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Posted on Sticking it Together; What Glue to Use?

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#1 posted 08-20-2009 07:03 PM


Great write up with lots of useful information.
What I would add to the discussion on PVA glue clean up is that using a damp rag around joints that have glue squeeze out doesn’t really weaken the joint. What does happen is that the squeezed out glue gets thinned out with water, and becomes “sizing” or wood pore filler around the joint. If you don’t do a significant amount of sanding to remove this almost invisible layer of glue around the joint, it will show up as an area that won’t absorb stain your applying in the finishing process.
Your technique of scraping away squeeze out around a joint when it has reached the “rubbery” stage of curing is the correct one.

-- Gerry

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