Hello All ,
Seems like whether we use hand tools or a combination of machines , one thing we all have to deal with is glue squeeze out and otherwise the mess glue can make .
I have heard folks say they didn’t use glue because it is hard to get off and ddin’t want the mess . We shouldn’t compromise the structural integrity of our works due to lack of glue .
There must be a million ways .
So how do you clean your glue off ?
Do you let it dry , part way ? All the way ?
do you use a chisel
do you use a damp rag
are you so careful that you don’t get any squeeze out ( if so you don’t use enough glue)
Personally I wipe most off immmediatatly on a face frame joint but usually let it tack up a few minutes on a big say countertop glue up then slice most off with chisel .When I apprenticed we used a wet rag , then we thought it drove the glue deeper into the material so no more wet rag .
Well, lately I have used a wet rag on some materials with good results , the grain gets raised a bit lightly sand the area .
Happy gluing dusty , boxmaker