I had need to basically slice apart my frame that I was making.
I wanted to create as much surface area as possible for the pvc glue to
If the objective is to increase contact surface, a tongue-and-groove joint might be better:
This belongs to the edge-to-edge joint category. If interested in all kinds of possible joints, check out this book (online): good_wood_joints. The cover page of the book shows what's usually called a dovetail joint in woodworking.
Tongue and groove is a joint intended to not-be-glued, as it makes for poor joint strength in tensile loading across the joint, but good strength without glueing transverse to the tongue. Wood joints have in the past been developed with the properties of hide glue in mind, and that means a very brittle joint that cracks easily along the joint line. Luthiers use this brittleness on purpose; when they need to open e.g. a violin for repairs, a slight hit with a hammer on a glue line will separate the top plate from the carcass without damaging the wood, try that with a more modern glue such as PVA (white glue).
Since the PVC glueyou want to use is rather brittle when dry, and because it shrinks while the solvent evaporates, a tongue-and-groove joint with play between tongue and groove would be a weak joint as it is susceptible to impact failure. If you can, use a tapered joint, such as this: and clamp firmly until the glue has set. There is no need to slavishly follow this design, all that is needed is that the long sides of the taper are 5-10 times the dimension of the short side to make a joint at least as strong as the base material. I have built masts that way for wooden sailing boats. The example picture is from a commercial wood joint, where knot-free wood has been created by cutting out the knots, and jointing the remainder with minimum loss of material.
Sorry, Runsun, no blog. One of the applications of tongue and groove is in floor boards, which are nailed to the substrate and where the tongue and groove's key purpose is to suppress warping. But parquet is glued, using either a latex (rubber) or bitumen based glue, with enough mineral filler added that it can bridge 1 or 2 mm gaps, and therefor not tongue and grooved. But Laminated Flooring has a "click-on" edge, a variant of tongue and groove, that permits the boards to keep together without nailing or glueing. Laminated Flooring just free-floats on a thin mat of styrofoam.
I just started a thread Openscad and woodworking. I'm totally on the entry level in woodworking. The project in that thread was done with nails and screws without any particular joint. But, lots of fun and satisfaction.