Hi Barry, I am not an expert on any subject, but I can tell you how I glue up. Since the instructions says not to subject the wood to stress for 24 hours, my panels are never subject to stress. I use Titebond II glue and I purchase in small bottles. Once open I throw away after 6 months. If I am gluing a table leg, chair leg, table top, etc. I leave clamps on over night. For box tops and panels which won't be under stress I leave the clamps on 2 hours or so. On all glue up, I dry clamp to make sure everything fits properly. I put enough glue to cover all edges. If using porous wood I make sure both boards get plenty of glue. After clamping I immediately use damp towel to remove excess glue.
Yesterday I glued up three pieces of tiger maple for a box top. I left one board about 7" longer than the others so when I run them through the planer I don't snipe the wood. I left the clamps on a couple hours, removed the clamps and ran the boards through the thickness planer, sanded them, cut to size and applied a coat of finish within 4-hours of start resawing the boards. I have never had a glue failure with 40-years experience. Malcolm / Kentucky USA
Last edited by kywoodchopper; 07-24-2014 at 01:41 PM.