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Corner Glue Bead Begone!

Crimp the end of a drinking straw to make a V-shape, and push the straw firmly along the corner glue bead to remove it.

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corner glue bead removal

When glue beads emerge from the inside corners of projects you’re assembling, don’t wipe them away with a rag; you’ll just smear glue into the wood and create a nasty sanding job when it’s dry. Instead, crimp the end of a drinking straw to make a V-shape, and push the straw firmly along the corner. The V-shape will conform to the project corner’s angle and scoop up the glue bead. For best results, pause every few inches to clean the glue from the straw tip, or cut a new tip. When finished, run a warm, damp rag along the corner to dissolve any glue residue left on the wood.

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