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Does anyone have info on how modern wood glue perform when compared to epoxies? More specifically I have a project that require many end grain surface binding with end grain, and the scale of the project makes manipulating the shape of every joining surface in order to provide better bonding prohibitive.
 

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Either glue or epoxy is still going to be stronger than the wood, assuming you don't starve the joint. If you like glue but need something a little "stronger" make a putty by adding sawdust to the glue. Makes a thicker seam though so it will change the look of the final piece somewhat.

I agree with mdntrdr, though, if strength is a real issue add some splines, either as accents or invisible.
 

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I'm with mdntrdr on this one - end grain to end grain is a weak glue joint. Besides spline, other options are dowels or floating tenons. Depending on what you are trying to build, I'm sure there is a solution, but gluing is not one of them.
 
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