Here's how to make a quick jig for removing dried glue from an inside corner. It's at an angle and reversible to let you get all the way into the bottom of a box. The blade is from a $20 plane available at Lee Valley. Note that because the glue will soak into the wood fibers just scraping at the surface isn't necessarily going to be enough to prevent the remaining glue from impacting any finish applied. It's best to prevent the glue from getting onto the wood in the first place by masking off the inside faces of the joint, but this isn't always practical.


Kevin Turgeon operates KRT Woodworking, a Franklin, NH, shop specializing in unique handmade jewelry boxes, gift boxes and home decor items.


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