Hey Dave, here's a serious answer.
Modern glue should have a strength of somewhere around 2,000 psi, or
else it's not working. That's _strong_. Now any attempt to test this
needs a test sample of a couple of square inches minimum (or else edge
effects are troublesome) and that means big chunks of steel frame,
hydraulic rams and a load cell / LVDT to measure things. Like a lot
of people hereabouts who also do some metalworking, I've a bearing
press that would allow such a thing to be scraped together with a day
or two's effort. But without it, using techniques like "Hitting it
with a hammer and seeing which breaks first" is a bit like measuring
flammability by asking Johnny Knoxville to dip a dwarf in them and
There's also a huge variation in glue strength, owing to surface prep,
material properties, technique etc. Unless you can control this
(unlikely) or you repeat enough experiments to average them out, then
you're more likely to be measuring random effects of knotty timber or
poor sanding on one piece than you are measuring real glue
Die Gotterspammerung - Junkmail of the Gods
Loved it! However, I fail to see some of the humour in the periodic
table. I understand it's a parody, but what I don't get is why real
elements like garlic, pasta, and zinfandel are included with the other
obviously silly ones.
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