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Posted on How Much Pressure Is TOO Much?

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#1 posted 06-14-2012 07:06 PM

I’ll go against the grain on this one … most of the glue manufacturers today say that the IDEAL glue joint is one molecule thick … that is based partly on the premise that one should never glue glue to glue … stated differently, most modern glues are NOT gap filling in nature. With that thought in mind, I clamp everything as tight as I can by hand, using Bessey’s & Jorgensens. I doubt the average shop has clamping pressure available that could even possibly approach what would be necessary to starve a joint. Once the surfaces are coated, it is nearly impossible to force out all of the glue. Now, I don’t use pressure to offset poor joinery … but,I do apply much more pressure than most folks consider adequate, and have had no bad experiences thus far. The added advantage is that I never seem to get glue “creep” as some describe it.

Any & all comments/criticisms welcome for discussion … ... ...

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