I read the work Hoadley did https://www.finewoodworking.com/1980/04/01/the-dowel-joint(and please I don’t want to fight with anyone about dowels) on gluing, positioning and preparing dowel. I am building some pieces using my own turned 1 inch uncompressed dowel. He looked at using silicone adhesive and mentioned that the reason wedging works is not because of the wedge but because it allows for tangential wood movement.
I am considering simply slitting the dowel where it meets end grain with a hand saw cut and using polyurethane glue on those parts and just white glue for long grain to long grain. Or given that PVA tends to creep is this an indication of some flexibility that would be of benefit in the LG to EG parts?
There is a good enough fit and orientation in LG TO LG that hydraulic lock, if that’s the right term, is a problem although clamping the parts together slowly seems to work.
Thanks for any suggestions.