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Edge-Gluing Tip
Here's a quick tip that might make gluing up panels a little easier.

When edge-gluing several boards to make a panel, I start by laying the boards in order on the pipe clamps to be certain that they're arranged the way I want them. Then, I very carefully stand each board up on edge to apply the glue.

Edge-Gluing Tip photoThe only problem is that a board on edge (especially a wide one) will tip over at the slightest bump. And when one board goes, they all go over -- just like row of dominoes.

To prevent this from happening, I clip a spring clamp on one end of each board (see photo). The spring clamps the board up above the pipe, and the handle serves as a stand.
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