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Glue clean-up

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It seems that one topic that is never discussed in woodworking books or articles is the best way to clean up glue squeeze-out from glue-ups (especially inside corners). Is it better to clean the glue out wet with a wet rag (and risk staining), wait till it skins over, or scraping after it has dried. Or is the best approach to tape the inside corners. I have tried all these approaches and would like some input on the best way that others have found.
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Welcome Todd,
I have had reasonable luck using the tape method anywhere that would be difficult to clean up later. (i.e. inside corners of a box).
Even with the tape, I'll hit it with a damp cloth before things start to skin over.
Inevitably I'll discover a drop I missed that defies being sanded. In these situations I'll break out a small carving chisel and very carefully remove the glue.

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