Making transparent wood

30. april. 2021
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A few years ago I tried making transparent wood and it kind of worked. The pieces that I made were somewhat okay, but I was never really happy with the result.
I finally decided to try it again though!
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  • I think when you redo it. Try to use thinner wood

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  • Now make 100 opacity glass

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  • Translucent not transparent

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  • is the plastic only to fill in the gaps or does it react with the wood? If the first: would it also be transparent if filled with vegetable oil or glycerol? (some stability should remain, right?) Also by boiling off the monomer you essentially only combine the pre-tarted chains and waste quite a bit of material. On the other hand maybe the chains get to be a more consistent size (Idk if that's better if you want transparent material)

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  • How about rotate it while in the oven?

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  • 38:52 V E I N S

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  • For the small pieces, did you consider using disposable glass microscope slides? They're pretty smooth and inexpensive enough to not care about having to destructively remove them.

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  • Sometimes looking at it changes the vibration in sense changes the light a UV light with a positive outlet ? A UV light with 38 different types of glass? Your what type? thermometer... glass what type? your camera multiple glasses and if you were glasses do you know which type? I'm not even sure if 38 types of glass is accurate it might be 38 times every country that produces glass. I know your working on wood have you tried wood chips? Like bbq wood chips or even mulch? I'm familiar with super dry grey mulch from east cost but in the south it's wet mulch. Also sodium thiopental and honey it doesn't go bad. I'm working with bleach in theories because my resources are limited I have to write it out love your projects... hope it works out!

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    • Live wood?

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  • Ok, some information guides that I believe would account for variations. 1) The plastic polymer, is effected by ambient humidity, which probably gave you variations in the time before it would initiate the hardening. 2) The wood, wood is extremely porous and most of the bubbles or uneven side is caused because the shrinkage and the wood its self. (I have done a lot of woodworking, including making violins/viola/cello/bass) You should have kept the balsa around 20% thicker, and then the final stages of thinning it should have been scraping it flat, while it was wet then scraping while dry, the alternating between wet and dry cause certain parts to swell and shrink, this allows to make a 'near' flat surface, this (with wet sanding) allows that shiny finish to be done on musical instruments. 3) before you put the acrylic into the wood, heat the wood in the oven, and then immediately get it into the liquid.. this will allow the cooling temperature to draw in the acrylic in the initial stages while you get it plated and put into the oven.

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  • Guess we know who's gonna discover transparent aluminum

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  • acrylic is not "Plexiglas" but polycarbonate is ... acrylic is clearer but much weaker

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  • 5 second into the video. I'm guessing you're basically making plastic with the cellulose. That's my guess.

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  • Who new transparent wood would be so interesting.

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  • Nile, use the old transparent wood to do something, like a glue idk. It would be really cool

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  • lignig balls lmao

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  • Seems to defeat the point of making wood into glass by just adding glass to a chemically deteriorated piece but it’s a nice experiment. It’s small sections would make a nice shoji screen though.

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  • a colossal waste of time and chemicals .

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  • You could do these in plys and make a guitar body with it.

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  • Lit yesterday I was working with balsa and I just don't want to touch it anymore 'cause the label says WARNING CANCER DUST WOOD 😖😫😤

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  • So when are you going to do clear polished aluminum? ?

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  • How to make transparent wood - take all the wood out.

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  • Amazing how much clearer it gets, when it is right on top of the text.

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  • Acrylic is already a strong transparent plastic... why bother with the wood steps? just replace your glass window with acrylic. Less cool. More practical?

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  • 15:00 piece of wood: You can not get rid of me baetchh

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  • he wood like to tree to scale things up ey?

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  • i read this as "making transparent food" and now im disappointed 😞

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  • you got rid of the lignin but you forgot to take out the ligma. that's why you didn't get the result you wanted

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  • Is this technically a composite? I wonder how it compares to the plastic or balsa alone in terms of physical properties.

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  • next step: transparent aluminum from star trek

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  • Y couldn't you just mold the acrylic lul. Maybe add different additives to make it stronger

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