I am failing to join end grain to side grain with western red cedar. The joint falls a part with 2 test pieces using Titelbond III. The glue is new, and the wood is dried - bought from a lumber yard as dressed 2x4's.
I applied glue to the end grain first, and waited 10 min. Then applied more glue and clamped to the side grain piece. Waited 45 min then tested.
[Ultimately, I'll aid the joint with 2 mahogany dowels. But since it's for outdoors...would be nice to get more than only the dowel pins holding[.
Note: my first trial was end grain to end grain, clamped over night. No go, which made me switch to end to side grain.