Old Methane Gas Cloud
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Huntington Beach, California
Typically, I'll leave mortise and tenon or edge to edge glue ups in clamps over night.
If it takes me a few days to get back to the shop, the clamps stay on.
If I have a lot to clamp up, then a few hours per piece. I'll try to get three glue up a day.
It doesn't really much matter as long as the piece is in clamps for an hour.
With something other than the TiteBond series (I, II, III) the time may be different. Also, temperatures below 60° may require longer clamping times.
There is on other very important point.
The "Time in Clamps" does NOT mean "Then ready to use". You really should allow the glue to cure for 24 hours or so before putting any stress or strain on the joint.
Use the right tool for the job.
Rich (Tilting right)
Huntington Beach, California
Remember that when we have the "BIG ONE" everything east of the Rockies falls into the ocean.
Last edited by rrich; 01-29-2013 at 03:10 PM.