After the initial clamp up, I wipe the joint with a damp sponge to get the squeeze out off the wood. I wipe both sides until they are clean. After unclamping, I run a scraper down the joint followed by sanding to get any offset that may have crept into the joint. I usually apply some glue to one of the work pieces and brush it out with one of those throw away metal tube handled brushes. I brush both pieces and then clamp up.
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"Sawdust is Man Glitter"