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Can Glue Joints Be Clamped Too Tight?

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Can Glue Joints Be Clamped Too Tight?

  Many people are worried about over-clamping. I say that’s absolutely not a concern. Here’s why: Consider this. I have a cutting board that is 12” x 18” and 2” thick. It consists of many boards glued together to make the whole thing Let’s take two of those interior boards. They are 2” tall by 18” long.  And I have to glue them together. 2x18 = 36 square inches of glue surface. It’s a hardwood. So Titebond says I can use 250 pounds per square inch in clamping force. 36 square inches x 250 pounds per square inch = 9000...

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