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The 5 stickiest wood glue questions with expert answers

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How much clamp pressure is needed?
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An aftermarket glue bottle, like the one
shown above (Glu-Bot, #62979,
800-279-4441, provides
more control over glue flow.

How much clamp pressure is needed?

Wood glue develops its best strength in thin, consistent glue lines. A carefully machined, square glue-up should only require a thin bead of glue (near right) and enough clamping pressure to produce a small amount of squeeze-out, like that shown at far right.

Continued on page 3:  How long should I leave clamps on?


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