Joseph, you asked about the glue I used. TiteBond III. I was planning to use the clear Gorilla glue. I've used it lately on other projects on the recommendation of Michael Coffey and like it in general, but did not feel confident to use it on such long and involved glue-ups. It doesn't have the open time of TiteBond III and it does not wipe off with a damp cloth. It might be my unfamiliarity with the Gorilla, but I tend to get it all over the place and it stays sticky on clamps and tools for quite awhile.