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Use a plastic straw to remove glue squeeze-out from an inside corner.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #16 Sep-Oct 1990 pg. 10

Using a router to remove hardened glue lines (squeeze-out).
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #26 May-Jun 1992 pg. 12

Tip on breaking a hide-glue joint using alcohol.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #27 Jul-Aug 1992 pg. 8

Advice on removing glue squeeze-out.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #33 Jul-Aug 1993 pg. 10

Tip on protecting a workbench from glue using a vinyl window shade.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #52 Jun 1996 pg. 22

Tip on removing glue squeeze out using synthetic steel wool.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #89 Oct 2001 pg. 10

Tip: How to use a sun lamp and Contact Cement solvent to loosen and remove an old arborite counter top.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1980 (v.3#6) pg. 30
Added Info CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1980 (v.3#8) pg. 4

Tip on coating wooden jigs for protection from glue.

Formula for a vinegar and water solution to help remove carpet cement.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #288 Apr 1988 (v.38#4) pg. 114

Shock and steam method to break joints glued with a modern wood glue.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #296 Mar 1989 (v.39#3) pg. 12

Tips on removing from a wall the adhesive used to hold plastic wall tiles.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #299 Jun 1989 (v.39#6) pg. 6
Added Info FAMILY HANDYMAN #301 Sep 1989 (v.39#8) pg. 16

Tip: Use transparent tape to trap glue squeeze out and make it easier to remove.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #311 Sep 1990 (v.40#8) pg. 104

How to loosen and remove old glue in furniture joints.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #322 Oct 1991 (v.41#9) pg. 34

How to remove carpet glue from a hardwood floor.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #334 Jan 1993 (v.43#1) pg. 12
Added Info FAMILY HANDYMAN #340 Jul-Aug 1993 (v.43#7) pg. 14

Tip suggests using a wire battery post and terminal cleaner for removing old glue from chair rungs and holes.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #342 Oct 1993 (v.43#9) pg. 26

Use cellophane tape to collect glue squeeze out and prevent glue stains on wood.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #351 Sep 1994 (v.44#8) pg. 42

Tip shows how to turn a flat cabinet scraper into a glue-bead scraper.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #365 Feb 1996 (v.46#2) pg. 16

Tip on ways to remove adhesive-backed shelf paper.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #378 May 1997 (v.47#5) pg. 13

Tip on using masking tape to catch glue squeeze out when edge-gluing boards together.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #385 Feb 1998 (v.48#2) pg. 18

How to remove a piece of wood that has been put down with mastic.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #51 Feb-Mar 1989 pg. 24

How to soften old hide glue when removing veneer.
FINE WOODWORKING #7 Summer 1977 pg. 20

Tips on removing excess glue before it drys and for using paste wax to prevent glue from sticking where it is not wanted.
FINE WOODWORKING #15 Mar-Apr 1979 pg. 21

Tip: Use masking tape to catch glue squeezed out during clamping.
FINE WOODWORKING #20 Jan-Feb 1980 pg. 14

Tip: How to use masking tape and rubber cement to prevent glue squeeze-out from sticking to wood.
FINE WOODWORKING #39 Mar-Apr 1983 pg. 32

Tip: Use car wax to keep glue from sticking to forms and jigs.
FINE WOODWORKING #49 Nov-Dec 1984 pg. 8

Tips on disassembling old glue joints.
FINE WOODWORKING #50 Jan-Feb 1985 pg. 16

Tip: Protect workbench from glue drops by covering with plastic film.
FINE WOODWORKING #61 Nov-Dec 1986 pg. 8

Tip: Color your wood glue with food coloring to make squeeze-out easier to see and remove.
FINE WOODWORKING #65 Jul-Aug 1987 pg. 8

Tip: Use ultraviolet light to locate glue residue. This trick is based on the fact that many woodworking glues are strongly fluorescent.
FINE WOODWORKING #66 Sep-Oct 1987 pg. 10
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #67 Nov-Dec 1987 pg. 4

Tip on using alcohol to dehydrate the crystalline structure of hide glue so joints may be disassembled.
FINE WOODWORKING #69 Mar-Apr 1988 pg. 12

Tip on separating wooden parts that have been glued with hot-melt glue.
FINE WOODWORKING #79 Nov-Dec 1989 pg. 28

Tip on locating and removing dried glue spots before finishing.
FINE WOODWORKING #87 Mar-Apr 1991 pg. 30

Tip on cleaning up waterborne contact adhesives after they have dried.
FINE WOODWORKING #105 Mar-Apr 1994 pg. 28

Tip on using a vinyl window shade to protect work surfaces from glue squeeze-out.
FINE WOODWORKING #106 May-Jun 1994 pg. 18

How to disassembly a furniture joint that has been repaired with epoxy.
FINE WOODWORKING #106 May-Jun 1994 pg. 22

Tip on removing excess glue squeeze out (while still wet) by using scrap cardboard and sawdust.
FINE WOODWORKING #109 Nov-Dec 1994 pg. 24

Tip on removing glue squeeze-out during the "rubbery" stage.
FINE WOODWORKING #114 Sep-Oct 1995 pg. 28

Using box-sealing tape to catch glue squeeze-out when edge joining.
FINE WOODWORKING #118 May-Jun 1996 pg. 16

Tip on using acetone to release hot-melt glue.
FINE WOODWORKING #119 Jul-Aug 1996 pg. 12

Advice on removing dried PVA (polyvinyl acetate) glue from wood joints.
FINE WOODWORKING #120 Sep-Oct 1996 pg. 24

Tips on preventing or removing glue squeeze-out prior to finishing.
FINE WOODWORKING #121 Nov-Dec 1996 pg. 32

Tip on using methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) to soften aliphatic-resin glues.
FINE WOODWORKING #124 May-Jun 1997 pg. 30

Tips on cleaning up polyurethane glue squeeze-out.
FINE WOODWORKING #132 Sep-Oct 1998 pg. 104

Tip: Suggested solvents for contact cements.
HOMEOWNER Jun 1984 (v.9#5) pg. 20

Tip on removing old linoleum adhesive.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Jul-Aug 1981 (v.6#4) pg. 14

How to remove tape residue from Plexiglas without damage to the plastic.
LIGHT PLANE MAINTENANCE Feb 1988 (v.10#2) pg. 17

How to unglue almost anything.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #525 Feb 1972 (v.68) pg. 92

Suggestions for removing linoleum paste from wooden floors.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan 1977 (v.5#1) pg. 2

Tip: A method for removing old linoleum and paste from hardwood floors.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL May 1979 (v.7#5) pg. 59

Tips on removing linoleum glue from a parquet floor.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov 1980 (v.8#11) pg. 168

Tip: Some floor adhesives used to attach floor tile and linoleum can be removed by laying a block of dry ice on the flooring to be removed and freezing the adhesive.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Feb 1981 (v.9#2) pg. 41

Tip: How to remove glued-down carpeting from wooden floors.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Aug 1981 (v.9#8) pg. 188

Tip: Use isopropyl alcohol to remove contact cement.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan 1982 (v.10#1) pg. 19

Tip: Use xylene solvent to remove carpet glue from hardwood floors.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1983 (v.11#1) pg. 26

Tips on removing the adhesive used to attach acoustical ceiling tile to plaster.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jun 1984 (v.12#5) pg. 108

Tip: How to remove sticky, black carpet backing from a wood floor.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1985 (v.13#1) pg. 30

Tip on how to remove foam carpet padding that has stuck to a wood floor.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Oct 1985 (v.13#8) pg. 178

Tips on removing water-soluble mastic glues from a wall.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1988 (v.16#1) pg. 18

Tip on using a commercial wallpaper-remover solution to remove linoleum glue and backing paper from a wooden floor.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1990 (v.18#1) pg. 16

Tip on using hot water to remove a thick layer of linoleum glue from a floor.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1991 (v.19#4) pg. 14

Tip on using a petroleum-based hand cleaner to remove old, black adhesive mastic used to attach linoleum.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1995 (v.23#2) pg. 22

Tip: Tint white glue with chalkline powder to make it easy to find the excess that oozes out of a joint and that would spoil a stain job if it wasn't removed.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1979 (v.151#1) pg. 96

Tip: How to remove old linoleum held to a floor by adhesive.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1982 (v.157#2) pg. 169

Workshop minicourse. More about wood glue. (1) Using pliers as clamps. (2) Best way to remove excess glue which is "squeezed-out".
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1983 (v.160#2) pg. 46

Tip on ungluing a small wood project by heating in an oven to about 350-degrees.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1986 (v.163#12) pg. 137

Tips on removing mastic from the bottom of parquet tile.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Sep 1987 (v.2#7) pg. 14
Added Info PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Feb 1988 (v.3#2) pg. 14

Tip: Use lighter fluid to remove masking-tape residue and other hard to remove sticky substances.
SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #48 Apr-May 1986 pg. 86
Added Info SMALL BOAT JOURNAL #52 Dec 1986-Jan 1987 pg. 6

Tip for removing hardened adhesive from the back of ceramic tile.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #812 Feb 1997 (v.93) pg. 28

Tip on removing glued-on vinyl baseboard using an electric heat gun.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #822 Feb 1998 (v.94) pg. 27

Tip: Clean up glue squeeze-out with sawdust.
WOOD MAGAZINE #4 Apr 1985 (v.2#2) pg. 10

Tip on loosening glue joints with white vinegar.
WOOD MAGAZINE #34 Apr 1990 (v.7#2) pg. 8

Technique for breaking chair glue joints using a pipe clamp.
WOOD MAGAZINE #38 Oct 1990 (v.7#6) pg. 14

A simple procedure for cleaning up glue squeeze-out.
WOOD MAGAZINE #66 Dec 1993 (v.10#9) pg. 55

Tips on separating a glue joint which has been bonded using "Titebond".
WOOD MAGAZINE #73 Oct 1994 (v.11#7) pg. 16

Tip on removing excess contact cement or plastic-laminate cement.
WOOD MAGAZINE #87 Apr 1996 (v.13#3) pg. 8

Tip shows how to use masking tape to keep glue off parts that are to be stained.
WOOD MAGAZINE #104 Mar 1998 (v.15#2) pg. 26

Convert a hobby knife into a miniature scraper to remove glue squeezeout from inside corners.
WOOD MAGAZINE #128 Nov 2000 (v.17#8) pg. 44

Put the squeeze on excess glue. Tips on removing or preventing glue squeeze-out.
WOOD MAGAZINE #139 Feb 2002 (v.19#1) pg. 22

Tip on ungluing an old, hollow spar using steam.
WOODENBOAT #118 May-Jun 1994 pg. 4

Tip: Remove glue beads with a paint scraper after drying (1-2 hours) instead of using a damp rag.
WOODSMITH #7 Jan 1980 pg. 3

Tip: Clean up after hide glue using a cloth soaked in vinegar.
WOODSMITH #9 May 1980 pg. 3

Tip: Add food coloring to glue so that it will be more visible and can be completely scraped off prior to staining wood.
WOODSMITH #17 Sep 1981 pg. 20

Tip: Use masking tape to catch glue squeeze-out when assembling box joint corners.
WOODSMITH #44 Apr 1986 pg. 3

Tip: Use a plastic straw to remove wet glue from tight corners quickly and easily.
WOODSMITH #61 Feb 1989 pg. 3

Tip on softening dried wood glue to make it easier to scrape away.
WOODSMITH #88 Aug 1993 (v.15) pg. 5

Tip: Use white vinegar to dissolve many old glues when repairing furniture.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1981 (v.5#3) pg. 6

Tip: Use paste wax to prevent glue squeeze-out from adhering to bare wood. The paste wax is removable with acetone.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1986 (v.10#2) pg. 59

Tip on using masking tape and wax to catch glue squeeze-out on projects which will be finished with lacquer.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1988 (v.12#1) pg. 53

Tips for using sawdust to remove sanding disk adhesive, remove paint stripper, and clean your hands.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1989 (v.45#5) pg. 93

Glue splotches spoil stained finishes. How to remove and prevent them.
WORKBENCH Oct-Nov 1991 (v.47#5) pg. 21

Tip on how to remove old, water soluble glue from a chair rung tenon.
WORKBENCH Jun 1997 (v.53#3) pg. 12

Tip tells how to use mineral spirits to find missed glue smears and squeeze-outs on bare wood.
WORKBENCH Aug 1997 (v.53#4) pg. 12