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How important is it to unclamp after glue sets?

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Does it even matter? I generally use Titebond II for all kinds of wood, mostly edge gluing. Do you usually leave the clamps on for the full 24 hours even though it sets after 30 minutes? Is it necessary for the glue to dry without the pressure of the clamps?

Just wondering. I sometimes glue up and clamp and then forget about it until the next day.

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I think the only worry is if the humidity changes
it can cause warpage,

I sometimes back the clamps off a bit if I am going
to leave them overnight. The wood absorbs moisture
from the glue and they tighten on their own,
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