Interesting about the epoxy sticks Dave. I use that stuff frequently with my furniture repair business, I've never had a problem with it not forming a rock solid grip all on its own. You have to follow the directions and really press it into the exposed grain of the wood. I myself have found that when there is glue in the area that the filler is going, it doesnt hold as well so I've actually had to remove glue to make a better fit w/ the epoxy. To each their own I guess
Go ahead and run clown, with those big floppy shoes, you won't get far.