Put the skewer to glue squeeze-out
Removing excess glue from inside corners can be a challenge. I used to do the job with a putty knife, but that sometimes led to smearing the glue or scratching the wood. Then I hit upon the idea of using bamboo skewers, available at grocery stores. Simply use the skewer in conjunction with a paper towel to get into the corner without doing any damage. To prevent smearing, frequently rewrap the towel around the skewer to a clean section of towel.
—Dan Martin, Galena, Ohio