After a long autumn hiatus I am finally able to get back to my kit guitar. This evening I glued the kerfed linings onto the "back" side of the rim. I am using standard (not reversed) linings on a Martin OM kit with a mold.
I have a few observations and a couple questions regarding squeeze-out.
The first length of lining that I glued up I applied a generous bead of Titebond, spread the glue evenly with finger of choice (in this case--right index), then clamped the lining in place with clothespins. I had a fair amount of squeeze out. . .took me some time to clean it up but I think overall it went well. Squeeze-out amount lessened on the second, third, and fourth linings.
I cracked the lining trying to bend it around the waist, so I then followed instructions a bit better and sprayed the lining to moisten it, allowed it to sit for a few minutes, then clamped it to dry on the rim.
I noticed that I was able to get a better joint between the lining and rim when gluing if I clamped the mouth of the clothespin all the way to the thin part of the lining, towards the center of the rim. The clothespins would end up leaning towards the center of the guitar instead of staning up parallel to the rim. Make sense? Especially when working around the waist.
1) I seem to recall someone had posted a way to minimize squeeze out when gluing kerfed linings--maybe Ken Cierp? I was looking for this info by searching but I did not have any luck.
2) It seems to me that you really only need to clean up squeeze out on the thin side of the lining towards the center of the rim. . .the squeeze out that occurs between the edge of the rim and thick end of the lining will be removed when routing the binding channel. Correct?
Thanks for any advice.