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hi fellow L. J. s
i recently set up my cope and stick bits and i made up this little sample of wainscoting. its not glued or nained together , just dry fitted together . im looking for input on gluing these joints together ( stile and rail ). my concern is getting squeese out in the coped area on the inside edge where the stile and rail meet . it looks like a very diffocult place to get to to clean up glue thx

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I just don't put the glue too near the front edge and then wipe it out with a wet rag and an awl. The mid stiles, I use a little glue in the center of the stile and then set a#6 screw in the back to hold it in place. I've done several things similar to this and I start at the bottom left corner with the stile and bottom rail. I glue them and square them then insert the panel and put a little glue for the next mid stile then the next panel and on to the end. I finish with the top rail by putting glue on the mid stiles and the end stiles. Move fast and have a long clamp ready to square the panel when you are done. Measure diagonally and use the clamp to square. Then get the clamps on. I like to do these standing up and on the big ones have a helper. If you square the first joint it is a lot easier. Also use a glue with a long open time.
 

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thanks thos. sounds about along the lines of what i had in mind . think ill try an acid brush to apply the glue and working fast may be the key here . ill have two sections that are 23 ft. long. which im not sure if ill attempt to make in one piece or not. i currently have the best helper ive ever had . hes a huge asset to my work . once i show him what i want hell do it at least as good as i will and most times even better. i really enjoy that as it causes me to push myself to keep my game up . thank you for your post i consider it very sound advice . hope someday i get to return the favor by helping someone else thx. verne
 

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I skip the glue all together and use pocket screws. The pockets are in the back against the wall so you won't see them once installed, goes together quick and you only need a couple of small clamps to hold the peices steady on the bench while you're screwing them. Doing it this way also saved me some pain on a set of cabinet doors once. I cut the rails too long and was able disassemble the doors, shorten the rails, tim the panels on the router table and was back in business without having to throw everything into the scrap pile and start over. I could have just trmmed the stiles down but it wouldn't have looked right to me. I suppose it would have been easier to just measure it right in the first place but hey, I wouldn't be me if I didn't make at least one mistake. ;)
 

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thanks shaun great idea. ill give it a try .
 
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