Making transparent wood

30 apr. 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!
Old video:
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    NileRedNileRed15 dagen geleden
    • Rn I'm playing with water soap and oil

      Zachary FrankowZachary Frankow7 dagen geleden
    • dude he is epic. he could get more money but he chooses our joy before his :) liked the vid

      elijahjajahelijahjajah8 dagen geleden
    • Cool mate

      Sarah ChenSarah Chen11 dagen geleden
    • Ok

      Andrea FioreAndrea Fiore12 dagen geleden
    • Ok

      Andrea FioreAndrea Fiore12 dagen geleden
  • sorry but transparent wood has already bin created it called very thin paper

    galaxy boygalaxy boy20 minuten geleden
  • I never thought I would hear the words “Carefully” and “Smash to pieces” in the same sentence

    RoookyRoooky27 minuten geleden

    MrFrimbletonMrFrimbleton34 minuten geleden
  • *Walks into a massive warehouse* "It'S MuCh MOre ExPeNSiVE ThaN I THoUghT"

    Brain SudsBrain Suds51 minuut geleden
  • so burning charcoal is bad? rip my new grill.

    Brain SudsBrain Suds54 minuten geleden
  • That was great. Now, can you make PLA from milk?

    Richy RichRichy RichUur geleden
  • Congratulations, you made grainy plastic... very very expensive plastic

    Darrian WeathingtonDarrian WeathingtonUur geleden
  • Just buying the Sodium Chlorite doesn't mean you support MMS as long as you don't make MMS

    SlaughtermanSlaughtermanUur geleden
  • Solid scientific theory, minus the eye balling of initializer. If you wrote a paper on this process I would love to read it.

    Jaime MartinezJaime MartinezUur geleden
  • I have an idea for a video, maybe do “Turning a burnt piece of paper back into paper”, it seems like the chemicals burned off by fire would be able to be added back and make it back into paper

    The Armored PandaThe Armored PandaUur geleden
  • At 18:26 what if you twist the glass? Get like suction cups and rotate them?

    w2lfw2lfUur geleden
  • Interesting process & development but I really don't know if it's technically still wood but rather a composite instead.

    Sketti BoiSketti BoiUur geleden
  • @NileRed this comment has nothing to do with transparent wood. i think it would be an interesting project to synthesize an oligonucleotide. it's a big project. in the 80s, i spent a good deal of my PhD project synthesizing oligos, MANUALLY; i.e. no automated equipment. this would be a multi-part series (many parts). if you're interested, i would enjoy consulting.

    Dan SDan S3 uur geleden
  • This channel feels like if Walter White was a millennial

    Usman MukhtarUsman Mukhtar3 uur geleden
  • reality check. firstly. after taking a moment to analyze the initial premise, here, i find that this idea is a Silly one. secondly, you have effectively converted a Transparent substance, to a TRANSLUCENT one. googletranslate

    David DavidsDavid Davids3 uur geleden
  • So, Im bee to your channel. I first saw it as a NLworld short and I loved it. I'm not a science person, more history and ELA, but I'm digging this

    Vitani B MambaVitani B Mamba3 uur geleden
  • at 32:53, PREHEATED Block of metal ??? if not, OBVIOUSLY, the bake time WILL be affected.

    David DavidsDavid Davids3 uur geleden
  • at 26:50, can you spell, SAND the wood FIRST.!!!!! make it THINNER, at the same time.!!!!!!

    David DavidsDavid Davids4 uur geleden
  • information. hmm at 13:12, by the time that the smaller bubbles stopped rising, THAT had Already happened. 'and some of the mma' not sure why you thought that; is it that volatile.? or is a SOLVENT required. googletranslate are you interested in cosmology

    David DavidsDavid Davids4 uur geleden
  • this is so cool

    Garbear 204Garbear 2044 uur geleden
  • I just can’t believe that i sat fully focused for 43 min pure since video but i cant focus for 5 min in pure silence college zoom call

    Zhraa ALnemerZhraa ALnemer4 uur geleden
  • well done!

    Roland du PreezRoland du Preez4 uur geleden
  • I just wonder if an infusion or a coat of oil on final version may slightly increase transparency.... After all, we see butter paper or greased papers being transparent...

    Alok Bharadwaj NAlok Bharadwaj N5 uur geleden
  • Where do i get stir thingys

    Exotic CAExotic CA5 uur geleden
  • Nile, my man, cut *AWAY* from you! I've seen too many deep cuts with box cutters, man. Gotta keep them digits safe for science, my dude.

    Kevin FabianKevin Fabian5 uur geleden
  • cool! In 1983 Prince did a song with the lyric "you cannot build a house with plastic wood" weird

    John AndersonJohn Anderson5 uur geleden
  • mhhhh... that metric 2cm made me tingle! love it!

    Roland du PreezRoland du Preez5 uur geleden
    • ohhh.. damn. and then the 105 c... shivers!

      Roland du PreezRoland du Preez5 uur geleden
  • This was awesome. I have complete faith you will perfect this. Keep up the great work! Here's a 🦄 for luck.

    Drewseph1976Drewseph19766 uur geleden
  • Robots in 3031: "Making transparent humans"

    JoJoeJoJoe6 uur geleden
  • Next up: how to make crystal meth

    Evdokios JohnsonEvdokios Johnson6 uur geleden
  • Assuming the solution will work on the large version without first testing on the scaled down has always been a migraine in my experience lol

    Zachary BurnsZachary Burns6 uur geleden
    • It's kind of like releasing a new update or version or code on a friday afternoon

      Zachary BurnsZachary Burns6 uur geleden
  • Lig

    GoodGuySmileyGoodGuySmiley7 uur geleden
  • Whenever he said he gently hit it with a hammer I was expecting some how2basic stuff

    Jean LionelleJean Lionelle7 uur geleden
  • This video made me to believe that Thomas Edison took 1000 times failure for inventing a bulb.

    SPARKSSPARKS9 uur geleden
  • Bro make diamond

    SK. AMERSK. AMER9 uur geleden
  • I'm so sorry but every time he says lignin a part of me thinks he's gonna say ligma

    jensonjenson9 uur geleden
  • Bobby duke!!!!

    Justin LiJustin Li9 uur geleden
  • Yes. Please the window installation.

    Rama Bary BarathaRama Bary Baratha9 uur geleden
  • Are you still gonna make a magnet like you said in the superconductor vid?

    White BoiWhite Boi9 uur geleden
  • I am very interested in chemistry, what do you truly need for most experiments. Can someone please help me get me all sorted? Thanks ;)

    music xmusic x9 uur geleden
  • Its just plastic

    Gabriel NSAGabriel NSA9 uur geleden
  • Will you put a wood window in one of your lab doors?

    Aaron LucasAaron Lucas10 uur geleden
  • Hey, hey... I'm the glass in all of this. I got you, bring it on!

    Clinton CalhounClinton Calhoun10 uur geleden
  • You should try to make a rip off jolly rancher

    Sesu yukiSesu yuki11 uur geleden
  • 3:02 NICE BEER

    Kurumi raksKurumi raks11 uur geleden
  • WEWD

    Jitin ReddyJitin Reddy11 uur geleden
  • I level everything and then slam my oven door shut

    Tee SimonTee Simon11 uur geleden
  • Just realized he's wearing a wewd shirt because it's a video about wood! Also happy to see another average Bobby Duke Arts enjoyer :) gotta love NLworldrs supporting NLworldrs

    sleepy_cloversleepy_clover11 uur geleden
  • The NLworld algorithm never fails to surprise me

    Xander ContrerasXander Contreras11 uur geleden
  • Not click baity title "I bleached wood and filled it with resin"

    Marc WolfeMarc Wolfe11 uur geleden
  • I was reading about vanilla on wikipedia and it said you can make synthetic vanillin from lignin. That would be a neat experiment

    Evan SullivanEvan Sullivan12 uur geleden
  • Make a video on the fluoridation of methylphosphonyl dichloride plz 🙏

    Robin Thrill3rRobin Thrill3r12 uur geleden
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    Cooking ParkerCooking Parker12 uur geleden
  • Nice effort!! I want to be chemist when i grow up!!👍🏼👍🏼

    tocadntocadn12 uur geleden
  • Love the new sound effects. Nice and dramatic.

    Sam BenedictSam Benedict12 uur geleden
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    Marilyns GloveryMarilyns Glovery13 uur geleden
  • god my brain is so fried from the internet, the only thing I hear when he says Lignin is Ligma

    Jimbo7Jimbo713 uur geleden
  • Make a clear tree!

    David ZelenkaDavid Zelenka13 uur geleden
  • 2021 : Making transparent wood 3021 : Making transparent human

    DiavoloDiavolo13 uur geleden
  • Wow Vince Gilligan is so good that he even made another prequel to breaking bad in a form of a NLworld channel truly a Mastermind

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    max maximusmax maximus13 uur geleden
  • You can publish a paper now

    Z LingZ Ling14 uur geleden
  • The next logical step should obviously be transparent aluminum

    Master Gecko 117Master Gecko 11714 uur geleden
  • i laughed so hard when he say that mms can cure autism

    Pac FellPac Fell14 uur geleden
  • i laughed so hard when he say that mms can cure autism

    Pac FellPac Fell14 uur geleden
  • oh the wewdv merch

    Albert Jaro HongAlbert Jaro Hong14 uur geleden
  • So a thought for the final oven cooking: Use something to make a well (heat stable, of course) to contain the plastic so it doesn't spread. The thought had crossed my mind was something similar to silicone caulk (not temperature stable so alternative needed) to "draw" the well lines, put the treated wood inside that well, then cover with the top plate. Should remove the need for a second application/cooking. The problem is getting something that could deform under pressure in order to keep the top plate pressed against the wood. A high temperature stable foam?

    William TairaWilliam Taira14 uur geleden
  • “Carefully smashed it to pieces” - NileRed, 2021

    Nv7Nv715 uur geleden
  • I wonder if the tungsten cube was acting as a heatsink and causing the heat treatment to be uneven...

    thebishtablethebishtable15 uur geleden
  • Helium nitrogen tantalum iodine

    Hero of TwilightHero of Twilight15 uur geleden
  • Ah yes torturing wood using wood and science

    A Very Rare SnomA Very Rare Snom15 uur geleden
  • after adding and removing all that stuff, it is even wood anymore?

    TwentyTwoTwentyTwo15 uur geleden
  • at what point do you just make windows out of epoxy

    Domenic PorterDomenic Porter15 uur geleden
  • Ah, a Bobby Duke Fan!! Much respect

    Zachary HussZachary Huss15 uur geleden
  • oml i just noticed i just watched a really long video, i've been staring at my screen for 45 mins :O

    RuvRuv15 uur geleden
  • I think Imma start a fake cult where it's literally just eating a balanced diet and some light daily exercise make the same scam claims and throw in about 30mins of meditation and steal victims of real scams all money gained will go to some foundation or charity fight fire with fire

    Diamanté LomaxDiamanté Lomax16 uur geleden
  • You can't beat your meat if you can't see it

    KetaminepizzaghostKetaminepizzaghost16 uur geleden
  • As a chef I'd say simple is easy. Flip it in the oven every 30 minutes. Micro scale it and have a rotisserie machine in the oven. Evenly distributed and heated evenly as well.

    Malclaire ErialclamMalclaire Erialclam16 uur geleden
  • Man you came a long way Nile

    Rex The'BBuilderRex The'BBuilder16 uur geleden
    • Like I’ve literally watched everyone of your videos and I’m inspired to get into Chem for college💯

      Rex The'BBuilderRex The'BBuilder16 uur geleden
  • I presume that strength is the reason they don't just use the acrylic for windows? It seems much clearer than the wood.

    ZipplyZaneZipplyZane16 uur geleden
  • The Bobby duke mercy though

    BirdosAnimationsBirdosAnimations16 uur geleden
  • Did you consider turning it over during the baking process?

    ZipplyZaneZipplyZane16 uur geleden
  • "can cure anything from cancer to autism" Me: dint seem to cure their autism..

    Shan ChipoShan Chipo16 uur geleden
  • Have you tried making kevlar?

    Askobhal LabostruAskobhal Labostru16 uur geleden
  • Can I assume that all of your classmates who sat within your wingspan and had decent eyesight were straight A students?

    BeFaithful00BeFaithful0017 uur geleden
  • Really nice thing, I think i'd like to use it in my windows tbh, bc it looks like it isn't really see though from afar do it would guarantee some privacy

    Allie LimaAllie Lima17 uur geleden
  • -NO! DRINK THE BLEACH! -Bleach is healthy. It's mostly water. And we're mostly water. Therefore, we are bleach.

    Jason BrodieJason Brodie17 uur geleden
  • Why not just make a pane of the stuff you are soaking the wood in? Or is the wood like a scaffolding almost?

    CorrelanderCorrelander18 uur geleden
  • Who saw Bobby dukes weed shirt

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  • Why would they cut down more trees for windows when there is so much sand to make glass.

    Brandon GarwoodBrandon Garwood18 uur geleden
  • for try number 3, try a wood with a larger grain structure so the solution in the first step can penetrate the wood more easily, maybe try a selection of woods to see which look best after they have been treated. also maybe compare results between hard wood and soft wood? White maple is already very light in color and has a wide grain structure its also pretty strong so a thin piece probably wouldn't fall apart after all the lignin had been removed. Another thing I was wondering was maybe try sanding the wood before the first step maybe with 320 grit sand paper to help open up the grain more and may help with a more consistent surface after the final step. Finally maybe you could flip the piece halfway during the curing process to prevent the the polymer from flowing away from top while it cures?

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  • "wewd"

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  • He did it

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