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

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#1 posted 01-25-2018 05:52 AM

– if glue isn t oozing out everywhere, it must not be tight enough!
- Shaneswoodcuts

If it takes brute strength to close the joint, then the joinery is off and should be corrected.

As Tony said above, you can not starve a glue joint by over-tightening the clamps. That is a pervasive myth (which you can test yourself with scrap wood and your toughest clamps—and your biggest brute)

-- Jerry, making sawdust professionally since 1976

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