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Clamps on a Glued-Up PanelWhen putting glue onto a joint before, a woodworker needs to know just how much glue to apply. Not enough glue and the joint will be weak. Too much glue, and the extra will squeeze out when you apply pressure with a clamp.

So, glue squeeze-out is a good thing, right?

Not exactly. Sure, it shows that you applied enough glue to the joint, but the excess glue can cause problems with a stained finish.

Fortunately, there's an easy way to keep the excess glue from being a problem you have to deal with down the line. Learn all about Handling Glue Squeeze-Out, to avoid such problems in the finishing stage of the project.

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