Glue with care
If every joint you make becomes a glue-gusher during assembly, you're using too much adhesive. Spread an even coat of glue on one piece of each joint. You're using the perfect amount when clamping produces a line of small glue beads along the joint. Wait about half an hour until the squeeze-out becomes rubbery, and remove it with a sharp paint scraper. Clean the scraper frequently with a paper towel to avoid pushing a glob of glue across the surface.