I work mostly with Titebond and I was wondering how long it’s proper to allow the joint to set before stressing it. The only instructions the bottle gives are to clamp for at least one hour. I was taught to allow the glue to set up for about a day before I could stress the joint, but recently I’ve become more daring. How short a time is possible? Is the strength of the joint permanently affected if the joint is stressed too early in the setting process but does not immediately come apart? Though I’m talking mostly about Titebond, I’d be interested in other glues as well.
Also, and I know this may be a matter of personal preference, should you apply glue to both sides or is only a one sided application necessary? I’m referring in this question mostly to panel glue ups and laminations, but I’d be curious about other joints as well. I’m sure there must be some great glue failure anecdotes out there, and I’d just as well like to know how safe I should play it.