Did good or overkill?
Recently I did some trim work on my house, and while there were other ways to do it, I ended up using a splice in the wood. Now for a second I pondered something. The trim I was putting up would face years of Maine weather, so should I use the good ole Franklin wood glue or something more weather resistant. In the end I chose a 3M product that bonds wood to wood, wood to fiberglass, or fiberglass to wood. It is a bonding/ sealant agent used in the Marine industry for through-hull fittings.
My question is simple. Would the Franklin Woodworkers Glue II been alright in this application, or did I do good by using something better.
The reason I ask is, the 3m product stuff is 16 dollars a tube and very sticky, messy stuff to work with. The regular woodworkers glue is cheap and easy to deal with. I have more trim to put up so I am curious as to which I should use.
On a side note, I also used flashing behind my windows that will go under the siding. Once again I had to ponder whether I should use galvanized sheet metal, aluminum flashing or copper. Once again I decided I was going for the long term here and used copper flashing, soldered at the joints. In this application is one type of metal better than the others, or was the copper once again overkill?
I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"