The 5 stickiest wood glue questions with expert answers

How much clamp pressure is needed?

Wood glue develops its best strength in thin, consistent glue lines. A carefully machined, square glue-up should only require a thin bead of glue (left below) and enough clamping pressure to produce a small amount of squeeze-out, like that shown (right below).

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An aftermarket glue bottle, like the one shown above (Glu-Bot, #62979, 800-279-4441, provides more control over glue flow.

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