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Forum topic by woodrookieII posted 01-20-2012 08:17 PM 937 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-20-2012 08:17 PM

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My glue-ups were getting the best of me, particularly when I used pipe clamps of black pipe, as they would leave black blotches in/on the wood where the glue squeezed out onto the pipe.

So I consulted with an old time woodworker (my Dad) on suggestions on how to avoid them.

His suggestion: place a sheet of wax paper between the pipe and where the glue might squeeze out.

It worked like a charm.

Hence, I remain the: woodrookieII

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#1 posted 01-20-2012 08:19 PM

That is what I have done for years :-)

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#2 posted 01-20-2012 08:20 PM

My wife got tired of me borrowing her wax paper all the time, so for a long time now I have kept my own roll in the shop. I don’t know how I’d live without it.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 01-20-2012 08:24 PM


I, too, now have a roll in the shop. :)


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#4 posted 01-20-2012 08:31 PM

I find that sheets of newspaper works okay, knowing there will be some sanding or other surfacing work once the glue is dry.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#5 posted 01-20-2012 08:31 PM

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