I stack-laminate boards to
create turning blanks. Each
blank contains numerous laminations,
so I have to work fast
during assembly. To spread
glue quickly and evenly, I use a
squeegee designed for silkscreening.
You can buy one at
an art supply store for about $7.
(A regular window-cleaning
squeegee from the hardware
store would also work.) After
squeezing glue onto the surface,
I spread it with the
squeegee. The amount of pressure
I put on the squeegee
determines how much glue
remains on the surface—
I like to leave an even, semitransparent
layer. It’s easy to
transfer excess glue to a gluestarved
area or to the next
piece, and cleaning the plastic
squeegee is a snap.