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Last edited 19 Jan 2022
Collins Complete Do-It-Yourself Manual was published in 1986. It was created for William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. by Jackson Day and conceived by Jackson Day Jennings Ltd.
It defines a rub joint as ‘glued wood rubbed together and held by suction until set.’
A rub joint does not require any other support or clamping tools.
It is possible to use any type of glue for a rub joint, although some woodworking experts recommend using hot hide glue. While easy to work with when hot, hide glue forms a tight bond once it cools, which is why it is suitable for this simple type of joint.
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