Corner Gluing Perfection
This contraption will save you loads of time when gluing up corners. Click here to learn how it works and how to build it.
The Right Amount of Glue
With a little experience, you'll develop a feel for how much glue is just enough. Too little glue creates a “starved joint,” which will be weak. Too much glue makes a mess and wastes glue. With practice, you'll know just how much to apply. You should see a continuous line of small glue beads. When this perfect glue joint sets a little, you'll find it easy to scrape off the jelled excess, and you'll have very little cleanup to do.
Mustard Bottle for Glue
I no longer put up with the messy “over-designed” carpenter’s glue dispensers. Instead, I use old mustard bottles; they don’t clog and they easily reseal between uses. — Richard Painter