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post #1 of 3 Old 03-16-2016, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
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Regular Glue vs Poured Epoxy

It may be a dumb question. I have 2 boards that are being joined in shape of a letter "H".
the union (joint letís call it) is being made by a type of KEY INSERT / BOWTIE so that it will be embeded into and flush at the top.
the boards are 3 inch thick and the cross over piece is about 1 inch thick. I had chiseled away the material on both sides and will inlay this "Key" (just like when people use bowties for a crack in the wood)
My question is: I can use regular titebond glue... or I could use Epoxy Resin (just like the Bar Top Pouring Epoxy).
Which one would give me better structural rigidness. I am sure both will hold but, does anybody have experience with this by any remote chance?
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Use Titebond.The bartop epoxy is not a adhesive.
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That's true... i guess the decision would be easier if there was a chart showing tensile and shear strength of glue and of this epoxy...
The question arose from using this bar top epoxy to fill in lengthwise cracks in the wood so it would stop them from spreading. I dont see many people using glue for filling in these cracks but maybe its just a cosmetic decision.
thanks for your opinion Mako1
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