Never Struggle with Squeeze-Out Again
Wonder product prevents glue from sticking but doesn’t affect finishes
Synopsis: Most of us have a love-hate relationship with glue squeeze-out. That thin, consistent bead of glue along a joint line indicates we’ve used enough glue for a strong bond. But it also presents a dilemma in terms of cleanup. If you remove it before it is dry, you may leave behind residue that will interfere with the finish to come. If you wait until it is dry and try to clean it up with tools, you risk nicking or gouging the wood. Michael Fortune has a different technique that is easy to clean up and doesn’t interfere with finishes. He uses Waxilit, a silicone-free wax, on surfaces where he doesn’t want glue to stick. It works like a charm, makes cleanup easy, and doesn’t interfere with finish. Any silicone-free wax will give similar results.
When I glue up a joint, I want to see a…