Sometimes the solution to too much adhesive is … more adhesive? In woodworking, a common issue is excess glue squeezing out of joints. This has the potential to stain wood or cause unsightly glue beads on finished objects. One option to prevent this or make clean up easier is using adhesive tape. Simply clamp the pieces together without glue and put pieces of adhesive tape covering the length of the seam. Then, cut down the length of the tape along the seam, leaving each piece with a protective border of tape on the face of the joint. When the pieces are joined with glue, any excess will bead onto the tape and can be easily removed.