best way to handle dried glue on cherry
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Hi all,

I'm building a wine cabinet out of cherry with multiple mortise and tenon joints. I probably made a big mistake by trying to do the glue up by myself when I could have used some help. In rushing to get everything together and properly clamped several of the joints had more squeeze out than others. Bottom line: there are several joints with glue that has dried. Can you give me an idea on the best way to get rid of the glue, keeping in mind some of the tight corners would require sanding cross grain.
Thanks
Mikey
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  Re: best way to handle dried glue on cherry by mikey2222 (Hi all,[br][br]I'm b...)
Use a sharp chisel to cut most of it away. As long as you keep the back of the chisel flat it shouldn't cut into the wood. After that take a folded piece of sand paper or a scraper to get in the corners. You can also use your chisel as a scraper.
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  Re: best way to handle dried glue on cherry by mikey2222 (Hi all,[br][br]I'm b...)
I found a neat trick on a festool forum, that is to slightly Hegel edges of joints is it will not show so the glue has some where to go that isn't visable. Before that I used a chisel plane to remove glue.
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  Re: Re: best way to handle dried glue on cherry by JR1 (I found a neat trick...)
"Hegel edges of joints" means what?

John
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  Re: best way to handle dried glue on cherry by mikey2222 (Hi all,[br][br]I'm b...)
I have heard that a heat gun will soften yellow glue that has dried. I have not tried this myself. Use a card scraper instead of sandpaper if needed when going cross the grain.
mike
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  Re: Re: best way to handle dried glue on cherry by mike4244 (I have heard that a ...)
Thanks, all.

As usual, this forum comes to the rescue.

Mikey
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  Re: Re: best way to handle dried glue on cherry by jteneyck ("Hegel edges of join...)
jteneyck said:


"Hegel edges of joints" means what?

John


Mis-fingered "bevel", I guess.
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  Re: Re: best way to handle dried glue on cherry by jteneyck ("Hegel edges of join...)
jteneyck said:


"Hegel edges of joints" means what?

John




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  Re: Re: best way to handle dried glue on cherry by jteneyck ("Hegel edges of join...)
Bevel. Stupid auto complete got me yet again.
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"The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity." Yeats
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Quodcumque potest manus tua facere instaner opere Ecclesiastes
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  Re: best way to handle dried glue on cherry by mikey2222 (Hi all,[br][br]I'm b...)
A small ultraviolet flashlight sold on amazom for about 15 bucks will show dried glue flouresent in a dark room. Might be a good tool for making sure you've got it all.
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