The Russian guy alternates glue ups so that he is always working with longs boards instead of blocks. His pipe clamps provide a gravity hold. After church I'll see if I can find him on YT. I think a flat surface and sheet of waxed paper could help. You could pound down with a mallet if things begin to pop up. I think Brendon might have it though, spread your glue out and give it a few seconds to tack up. (Not skin over, tack up.) Too much glue takes work to squeeze out. It is easier to just start with the "right" amount. That takes experience.
I'd like to 3rd that. Very nice boxes indeed. Looks like you've got that style down pat. Good stuff.
It's cooler for everyone here to see how you made them. Your methods, your setup, etc... Rather than some youtube person. We all like to vicariously build through one another.
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