SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1964

Test for Quality of Glue Bonds in End-Jointed Lumber


Development of a tension test suitable for quality control on finger joints and other end joints in wood is described. The specimen used is rectangular and can be prepared rapidly with a planer-type table saw. The approximate size of the specimen is 3/32 by 3/4 in. in cross-section by 10 in. in length.

Because the specimen is simply prepared and can be tested quickly on a universal testing machine, it is also well suited as a screening tool in research and development on end joints in wood.

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Selbo, M., L.
U. S. Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, Wis
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Developed by Committee: D07
Pages: 78–86
DOI: 10.1520/STP45120S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5995-2
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-6149-8