|Forum topic by Betsy||posted 05-27-2011 09:55 PM||1960 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
05-27-2011 09:55 PM
I’m working on getting back into the swing of things. Starting with basic cutting boards.
I’d like some ideas of what you all do for glue ups once you are ready to do the final glue up on the end grain step. I remember always having way too much glue squeeze out and quite a mess to clean up after clamping.
I usually put a pool of glue in the middle of my boards and spread it with a small paint roller. Seems to work pretty well – so I guess I’m asking how much glue should I pool in the middle? Does anyone measure their glue (as a cook would measure flour) or do you just pour and guess at it? I’d rather have a mess to clean up than not enough glue, but cleaning up glue squeeze out is no fun.
Also, do you use blocks to hold your boards above your clamps or do you rest the boards on the clamps? I’ve always done the latter and used wax paper over the clamps to keep them clean.
Thanks for any suggestions.
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