5 Quick Glue Hacks – Woodworking Tips and Tricks

5 Quick Glue Hacks – Woodworking Tips and Tricks

In woodworking, gluing is an important step and there are lots of things we can do to get good results from our adhesives and save time too when clamping wood or otherwise joining it together to be strong joints that will last.

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  1. David Levally on March 3, 2023 at 6:10 am

    Wax the pipes no marks on wood or giue sticking

  2. Pat Moynihan on March 3, 2023 at 6:11 am

    Hi Colin what is an air nail

  3. Donnie Gaskill on March 3, 2023 at 6:11 am

    Colin, I see some woodworkers using salt on the glue joints, what is your thoughts on  this?

  4. DC H on March 3, 2023 at 6:12 am

    I have the same scraper and would like to know how to sharpen the blade. Thanks

  5. daphlavor on March 3, 2023 at 6:12 am

    I use wax paper, keeps the glue from sticking to my wood screw clamps

  6. iProject on March 3, 2023 at 6:14 am

    You’re fun 🙂
    Thanks for sharing your knowledge!

  7. Jim Hester on March 3, 2023 at 6:17 am

    I’m really enjoying your Tips and Tricks series, Colin. Some of them I’ve seen, but there’s always one or two that I haven’t. Thanks for all.

  8. Michael Pollina on March 3, 2023 at 6:17 am

    You have a great way of presenting and you speak well. Thanks for all the great help.

  9. Alberta Bushcrafter on March 3, 2023 at 6:17 am

    Hi Colin. When removing glue with an old chisel, there are two points that were missed: first, you want to remove the glue once it "skin’s over" – when it’s rubbery but not fully dried (which gets hard enough with TiteBond III to nick a planer blade). Second, you have to use the chisel bevel-side down, and not up. This keeps the chisel from gouging a grove as you described. The scraper is a good idea, though.

  10. Urahara1001 on March 3, 2023 at 6:18 am

    To help keep glue parts from sliding against each other, put just a very tiny amount of table salt in the glue before putting the pieces together. It creates just enough grit to keep the pieces from sliding, and as long as you don’t put too much it, it won’t interfere with the strength of the bond.

  11. Harold C. F. Haugland on March 3, 2023 at 6:19 am

    Oh by the way. . . I’ve been watching you for about 2 plus years Thanks for the Education. "A wood butcher from way back."

  12. Racma on March 3, 2023 at 6:19 am

    once again a very useful tutorial. I know now the cause of those stains i discovered after some glueing. Thanks again and again Colin.

  13. Harold C. F. Haugland on March 3, 2023 at 6:22 am

    Coln, I noticed you left out a Very Smart Tip when You are using the Two Part Epoxy… You mix on a pad of sticky note!!! Done trash the sheet used and you are ready for the next Epoxy Job.

  14. Johan Van Dyk on March 3, 2023 at 6:22 am

    Like your quick tips/hacks series, thanks Colin

  15. Nick Vermeulen on March 3, 2023 at 6:23 am

    Bar clamps: don’t mess with plastic wrap, just put a piece of blue masking tape on.

  16. Juan C. Robles on March 3, 2023 at 6:24 am

    Hey Colin, nice video as always. Just one question, I have a problem when I glue up a cross joint, after I have removed the excess and it is dry I get a stain on the wood which is super hard to remove by sanding, specially inside a cabinet, I guess pre-finish would help, but do you think it might be the type of glue? Or do you have any other tip? Thanks

  17. Keith Atkins on March 3, 2023 at 6:25 am

    In this video you said you don’t like using a chisel to scrape dried glue from boards but earlier in a video I watched you had created a jig to hold a chisel for scraping off dried glue. I have heard both ways so I am not sure which is best?

  18. xPRIESTx on March 3, 2023 at 6:25 am

    Love the way he explains things legend

  19. Don Sutherland on March 3, 2023 at 6:27 am

    I’ve watched a lot of Colin’s videos, but this is one of his best. Great tips that everyone can use!

  20. Brian Stevens on March 3, 2023 at 6:28 am

    Excess glue = cardscraper job if already dry.

  21. Space Butter on March 3, 2023 at 6:30 am

    I bonded with this video

  22. Ken Case on March 3, 2023 at 6:31 am

    great advice,easy to follow and good examples of why and how! thanks

  23. Sparky Projects on March 3, 2023 at 6:31 am

    End grain would be better with a scarf joint, more surface area. 😉

  24. Ian Johnstone on March 3, 2023 at 6:31 am

    Remove the glue from a lamination just after it has congealed but not fully hardened, around twenty minutes. That way you can avoid pulling up the wood and avoid smearing it everywhere.

  25. Ron C on March 3, 2023 at 6:32 am

    Thanks for the glue up tips Colin

  26. Tim Foster on March 3, 2023 at 6:33 am

    Pre-glue works really well for MDF edges too. Night-and-day difference on a particular project I was working on.

  27. Opa's Workshop on March 3, 2023 at 6:33 am

    Thanks for the hacks Colin.

  28. Shiloh Woodcrafts on March 3, 2023 at 6:34 am

    I have two 9 1/2’ x 3 1/2’ large panels, it’s 8/4 red oak, I used a Makita belt sander with a sanding square and flattened both panels, but I noticed that there is still glued stains in the glue joints. What would be the best way to remove this dried glue? I plan on using an orbital sander and sanding to 150, because I will be staining a dark walnut, but I know if I do not get rid of this glue in the joints, it will be a disaster when I add the stain. Will the orbital sander get rid of the glue stains in the joints? Or is there another method I should use?

  29. kevin on March 3, 2023 at 6:37 am

    Thanks Colin, great tips. Air nail? Is that just pressing the trigger with no nails or brads loaded?

  30. Mark Nunes on March 3, 2023 at 6:37 am

    Stains are the least of my concerns with gluing. For me gluing is an exercise in futility. I don’t know that I’ve ever successfully glued anything together. I need an education on the subject. There should probably be a whole class dedicated to it. Which types of glue work on which types of materials. What’s the most you can do but also what’s the VERY least you need to do to make sure a bond holds.

  31. Dennis Rochon on March 3, 2023 at 6:39 am

    I use galvanized pipes which don’t stain

  32. louis scott on March 3, 2023 at 6:42 am

    these thing are really good advice especially our younger beginners great work

  33. Richard Cich on March 3, 2023 at 6:42 am

    Get a plastic straw from fastfood place, "sharpen it" to a point and pull out wet glue from 90 degree joints then wipe with damp sanding foam block

  34. Tom Mont on March 3, 2023 at 6:43 am

    If I’m stack gluing,I put table salt on the glued parts.works pretty well

  35. Barry Parks on March 3, 2023 at 6:46 am

    Thanks a lot. Useful stuff

  36. Dale Williamson on March 3, 2023 at 6:49 am

    Enjoy your tips and tricks, thanks for sharing.

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  38. Harry Davis on March 3, 2023 at 6:50 am

    Thanks Colin, i enjoy your video tips.

  39. Stephen Jimenez on March 3, 2023 at 6:51 am

    Don’t forget about adding salt to keep parts from sliding on the glue.

  40. jared young on March 3, 2023 at 6:55 am

    I love your videos friend, in new to it and learn a lot from you, thank you !

  41. Jerry P on March 3, 2023 at 6:56 am

    Oh no, I have dried glue on the corner of shelves,, I am trying to sand it out. I am afraid glue will affect my staining. Suggestions

  42. Tim PLummer on March 3, 2023 at 6:56 am

    Colin is a Canadian genious

  43. meanders on March 3, 2023 at 6:57 am

    Good tips Colin. How do you clean and sharpen your scraper?

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  45. Carl Zorro on March 3, 2023 at 6:59 am

    1- I use saran wrap,  talking about glue, what glue do you know of that accepts stain and finish?

  46. KinGoFrustic on March 3, 2023 at 7:01 am

    I love your tips Colin, Thank you for sharing them with me. 👍

  47. Enzo DP on March 3, 2023 at 7:01 am

    Hi Colin. I pay special attention to wiping and scraping away the excess glue for panel glue-ups. My problem is that I always see glue marks once I apply wood stain. Obviously the glue does not adhere to the glue so it looks unsightly once the stain is applied. Sanding might be the only solution but it is difficult to know how much sanding as the glue blends into pine wood. Any tips will be appreciated.

  48. Joe Brown on March 3, 2023 at 7:03 am

    Nice tips Colin & always scrape with the grain.

  49. FBSC Pop-Tart on March 3, 2023 at 7:04 am

    Thanks for the tips, Colin!!! Keep em coming!!!

  50. Pyro killer on March 3, 2023 at 7:07 am

    Or scrape the glue by pulling the chisel backwards while the Bevil is pointing away from the pulling direction

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