Been using Titebond II for many years. It's stronger than the wood, I often use it thinned as a finish, I like the color, so far haven't needed a clear drying glue but if I do I will get some, and I'm quite satisfied with Titebond so will keep using it. Water resistance is not an issue, I carry my cane in the bed of my pickup, it gets trained on, it gets dry, it holds up well. If I want something water proof, I'll get water proof glue.
"It ain't what you're told, it's what you know." - Granny Weatherwax
Some days, the supply of available curse words is insufficient to meet my demands.
Call me a craftsman, artisan, or artistic, and I will accept that. Call me an artist and you will likely get a quite rude comment in return. I am not a @#$%ing artist.