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gluing dovetails

up until now I cut dovetails by hand. with the result they were not always real tight or perfect - and yet I still managed to make a fine mess gluing them up . . . .

this project I've got lots of drawer bodies to make - in rock maple - so I sprung for a dovetail jig.
works great. nice tight joints/fits.

which leaves me with the same problem - how to neatly glue them up for clamp&dry....

the best I've figured is to put the pins about half way in, then dab glue on the flat of the adjoining pc and close up the joint....

any tips or tricks?
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I use masking tape to mask off along the edge of the dovetails during glue up. Use on both sides.
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The mess is no big deal. Just wash the glue off with a wet rag.
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The mess is no big deal. Just wash the glue off with a wet rag.
Totally agree. Should not be a big mess to start with, unless you are using too much glue.

There will be some squeeze out sure, wipe it off.

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I think glue is optional for dovetails ... after all, it is a mechanical joint and doesn't need glue to stay together.

Just saying.

If you want to glue it, then take a damp rag and clean it up.

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rags I can do . . . just was wondering if I missed some neat trick.
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I think glue is optional for dovetails ... after all, it is a mechanical joint and doesn't need glue to stay together.

Just saying.

If you want to glue it, then take a damp rag and clean it up.
Does not need glue if it is something that is just static and is never used.

Something like a drawer must certainly needs glue.

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when using the correct amount of glue, the squeeze out is minimal, and damp rag does fine. unfortunately it takes about 6 tries to get that amount figured out.


until then, I have used the tape trick on the inside and like it. peel it off about 20 min after gluing before the glue harden strong. you can carefully chisel any left behind the tape. the outside I ros sand so it removes any trace of glue.


the wet rag will raise the grain and that will need re-sanded to look right. unless you don't care...
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I have it set up with the one side about half-way in - puddle of glue on paper and using a skewer to spread in the joint. much neater that prior attempts....
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