I recall FWW did a mechanical destruction lab test(+) a number of years
ago. W/O looking it up, my recollection is that the difference was
essentially noise; it certainly wasn't any major difference.
(+) They manufactured various joints from simple lap to full M&T in
their shop and took them to a uni lab (I want to say Case Western) where
the loading tests/measurements were done in one of their labs. It was
pretty well done as opposed to some of the writer-submitted homebrew
setups that often lack either control or decent measurement techniques,
Answers, in advance, to the next previous statements made in support of
Depending upon the grain direction of the traditional tenon, a floating
tenon can be stronger.
Pinning the M&T joint actually made for a weaker joint.
Wood, properly glued, tends to fail at the wood and not the glue surface.
No glued joint will not last "forever".
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