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Posted on Clamping technique? Is this a thing? Question from a novice!

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#1 posted 01-24-2018 11:33 PM

You can’t squeeze all the glue out of a joint. It’s impossible.
In reference to PVA adhesives, you CAN over tighten to the point that you start to effect the strength of the bond(manufacturer’s specs), but never to the point that the glue joint will be weaker than the wood itself.
With that said, there’s no reason you should ever have to tighten a clamp to that degree with simple joinery. If it takes that much pressure to close a joint, you need better joinery techniques.
Tighten until the joint closes, no more.

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