Originally Posted by Solodini
I always heard people saying that glue was usually stronger than the wood.
And it's false. In terms of mechanic resistance, it's really less stronger, and it's also very brittle. I know it's not a common vision, and it doesn't make a long time I'm ok with this, I believed a long time the common vision.
You can do the experiment if you want. Just take a stick of wood glue, and the same sized stick of wood, and give a punch or anything you want (bending, traction, etc.). The glue will brake earlier than wood, even soft woods.
It's always hard to make just the good quantity of glue. Not too much, but enough... It's hard to dose it well.