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Gene Howe

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#1 posted 02-27-2018 03:04 PM

The plastic brush like applicators and acid brushes are great tools for smaller jobs. For a bit larger ones, as little shaver suggests, motel key cards and old credit cards are handy. I use the wife’s pinking shears to get the trowel effect. For even bigger glue jobs like large bowl blanks, those plastic Bondo applicators work well. Mine get the pinking shears treatment, also.

When using metal clamps that may contact the glue joint, waxing them helps. The glue will easily pop off the waxed metal and the wax will inhibit staining, also.

For removing squeeze out, let it dry and use a scraper to remove it. I like Bahco 625 carbide scrapers.
Wiping wet glue is a recipe for disaster. Becomes evident when finish is applied.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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