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post #21 of 23 Old 02-25-2014, 02:38 PM
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Somebody try a test. Do one glue up with a wiggle, clamp it tight and then take it apart and see if you have 100% coverage or not. Then do the same with a straight line. I bet they will be the same. I'm 600 miles from my shop or I would do it.
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post #22 of 23 Old 03-01-2014, 09:52 PM
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Hammer1's statement about learning the right amount was the best. Any technique that gets a thin full coverage amount of glue. For panel glue ups I use a line of glue and a finger spread to both edges but on only one side.
Too much glue is a mess and a waste.
I glue veneer quite a bit so glueing large areas is important. If too much is used it can get trapped in the middle and not squeeze out---not acceptable. The best tool is a toothed scraper of some type. About 1/8 in wide and deep groves work well leaving the correct amount of glue. Again only put on one side. I have used a piece of an old saw but can usually find toothed scrapers in paint stores or in the tiling section.
You ca only glue up what you can spread and clamp in 5 minutes or so. Larger glue ups are done in stages.
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