How long to leave clamps on during gl…
Hi everyone.Thanks for all the fabulous threads and answers.I saw my own veneers on my bandsaw and use them to put a pretty face on stock of the same species.It is my way of “optimizing” available stock as it were.Actually it was a technique used quite a bit by the old timers and I use it pretty intensively.
Now this ain’t just a cliche’:a woodworker can never have enough clamps.With this heavy “veneering” technique I use I am always waiting for the glue-ups to cure sufficiently in order to use the clamps.I have tons of clamps but never enough.What is the minimum time in clamps before I can unclamp?I use aliphatic glues mostly,i.e.common white and yellow.Assuming room temp.(70 degrees) and the full cure time is 3-4 hrs. can I unclamp at around 45 min. to 1 hr. or is that to soon?Thanks tons in advance.Roland.