Write down the time the workpiece was clamped on a piece of masking tape. Then, stick the tape near the glue joint. This will make sure the joint has enough time to set before removing the clamps. If clamps are in short supply, and they are being rotated from one glue-up to the next, this will prevent rotating them too early. Note: Most glues reach over 75% of their strength within an hour of application, at which time the clamps can be removed.
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