Making transparent wood

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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:
Procedure that I followed:
Procedure that went viral recently:
CBC article on it:

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    NileRedNileRedPřed měsícem
    • Hello i have a chemical question My mon poured an amount of cl from a cleaning product on an aluminum plate and it started smoking then a black layer stayed in Ofc she freaked out about it and clean it with water right away however my questions is 1_Im quite sure that she inhaled some of that gas is it harmful in any ways? 2_ can we use the plate ever again even tho the black layer has gone? (im not planning to use it ever again lol) 3_ in that case what's the best way to clean it? 4_ video idea 😃 5_ sorry for bad English

      tefoeed xtefoeed xPřed 4 dny
    • I have a few questions: 1. Do you wright scientific papers when you discover new things from your experiments? 2. Would you still have to write a paper if you made a video to satisfy the scientific community? 3. If you don't write scientific papers about your experiments, would you ever consider writing one?

      Caitlyn TaylorCaitlyn TaylorPřed 9 dny
    • Make Ice 9

      Danboomtown 21Danboomtown 21Před 18 dny
    • we blocking the ads dont worry

      Pavel PanibratyukPavel PanibratyukPřed 23 dny
    • Hey Nile, was wondering if its possible to extract copper or other minerals from blood? Just curious

      DonnieVDonnieVPřed 25 dny
  • If you die by MMS then you don't have to deal with the disease

    Not AcatNot AcatPřed hodinou
  • Imagine making a baseball bat completely out of this

    NitrousOxide171NitrousOxide171Před 4 hodinami
  • That huge tungsten cube has a scratch in it. The one in William Osmans video got scratched. HmmmMmMmmm

    Skull Lady MaladySkull Lady MaladyPřed 4 hodinami
  • ok but how do i make my skin transparent?

    MxngxxseMxngxxsePřed 4 hodinami
  • 2021 be like:

    LauraLauraPřed 4 hodinami
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    Robin CollinsRobin CollinsPřed 5 hodinami
  • I hate to be a stickler, but the word you are looking for is 'translucent' not transparent. Translucent is like frosted glass, whereas transparent is like clear glass.

    Vanessa McCuneVanessa McCunePřed 6 hodinami
  • Wewd

    Dragon GopalDragon GopalPřed 9 hodinami
  • I was screaming that the wood spacers were too thick lmao 😭😭😭😭😭😭

    Big SteenBig SteenPřed 9 hodinami

    juggalo for life!juggalo for life!Před 10 hodinami
  • Did I just watch a 45 minute chemistry video- on my own free will-??

    Sonya KoltunSonya KoltunPřed 11 hodinami
  • Just flip it in the oven?

    MrVipitisMrVipitisPřed 11 hodinami
  • Your writing in past tense always has this sound of regret. For parts of this video, it was the correct guess tho.

    MrVipitisMrVipitisPřed 11 hodinami
  • I challenge you to unpickle a pickle

    LlumaLlumaPřed 13 hodinami
  • Can you imagine how incredible it would be if there was a tree that naturally grew this way

    He who is MeHe who is MePřed 14 hodinami
  • School work is easy now :)

    [MRG]xToxic[MRG]xToxicPřed 14 hodinami
  • why not mention it, afraid we might try to do it ourselves at home >>> idiot

    Lies MiesLies MiesPřed 15 hodinami
  • Hmm I think the rough surface can be smoothed by a bit of sanding (and polishing)

    Zipei LiuZipei LiuPřed 15 hodinami
  • 1. Aluminum + Gallium-based alloy (something with a very low melting point). 2. Water + Ammonia (50% mixture?). 3. Salt (multiple types to achieve a super-saturated solution). 4. Electrolysis using the most conductive electrodes possible to maximize energy efficiency. (Perhaps even superconductors?) 5. Some kind of apparatus for collecting and storing the hydrogen gas. Some supercooling may be helpful to allow the storage of large quantities of hydrogen. The experiment should result in *a lot* of hydrogen gas it would effectively be a catalyzed form of electrolysis. And the aluminum hydroxide which forms can be used as a flame-retardant filler for various polymers.

    Amaroq StarwindAmaroq StarwindPřed 15 hodinami
  • He is really smart

    I am Ender dragonI am Ender dragonPřed 16 hodinami
  • POV: you wear a bobby duke arts shirt while working with wood

    RedDemonFoxxRedDemonFoxxPřed 17 hodinami
  • Id do my bathroom shower with this tile or my kitchen looks dope for a counter top or table

    iamravenmusashiiamravenmusashiPřed 17 hodinami
  • This guy has taught me more about chemistry than school and I'm not even kidding

    DragonOfMightDragonOfMightPřed 19 hodinami
  • When next vid??!?

    DragonOfMightDragonOfMightPřed 19 hodinami
  • I feel sorry that this guy is showing no signs of losing his virginity

    Hwang DongHwang DongPřed 21 hodinou
  • The bobby Duke arts merch is perfect with this video 👌🏻

    mickey mousemickey mousePřed 22 hodinami
  • 33:05 i'm suspecting it works better when heating up slowly because in a preheated oven the huge block of tungsten may absorb much of the heat which would be needed for the MMA to polymerize.

    Martin LangMartin LangPřed dnem
  • i need to see some transparent wood furniture

    tragedytragedyPřed dnem
  • This hard work earned my sub

    ZachTheMan GodZachTheMan GodPřed dnem
  • Lignin my balsa-ck

    Mika SmithMika SmithPřed dnem
  • Amazing!

    Phillip MarinPhillip MarinPřed dnem
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    Annis PatnodeAnnis PatnodePřed dnem
  • just put clear paint

    vexrvexrPřed dnem
  • his voice is the same as the how to tie a nose song guy

    mc lil Zen the poetmc lil Zen the poetPřed dnem
  • Wow! Nicely entertaining science video! You can now start manufacturing those transparent wood 😊

    This world is oursThis world is oursPřed dnem
  • Would it technically be possible to build a small structure out of the transparent wood?

    Lakeisha JonesLakeisha JonesPřed dnem
  • You're a freaking genius bro...

    Sneaky ShartSneaky ShartPřed dnem
  • I think he did something wrong cuz it men a month

  • I admire your tenacity. Thanks for making such great videos, makes me want to do my own experiments lol.

    Jorge PerezJorge PerezPřed dnem
  • Imagine being worried about being on a "list" in 2021

    Pistol PetePistol PetePřed dnem
  • Wondering why he didnt wrap the last piece in foil when it went in the oven?

    Michael DraperMichael DraperPřed dnem
  • Well I now need that for my smartphone screen guard

    maybe arka maybe notmaybe arka maybe notPřed dnem
  • Put silicone air gel and piranha solution together with liquid nitrogen

    Rolondo RayRolondo RayPřed dnem
    • Well add one more thing a fireball

      Rolondo RayRolondo RayPřed dnem
  • Lignin these balls 😀

    An_Innocent_ManAn_Innocent_ManPřed dnem
  • 277353

    FrostieFrostiePřed dnem
  • When he took that first one out of the oven it looked like a little butter square lol

    SymphoSyrupSymphoSyrupPřed dnem
  • Do you know that even and katlen have already do e this

    violet viviolet viPřed dnem
  • sorry but didnt evan and katelyn do this clear wood experiment also

    berberPřed dnem

    RavenclawRavenclawPřed dnem
  • WEWD

    NegasonicNegasonicPřed dnem
  • 4:02 i didnt expect to hear something i have (autism)

    Ferizon xFerizon xPřed dnem
  • That sodium cloride said that it can cure cancer, yup it sure does. Cures all the cancerous people that fall foe that shit

    ShortWunShortWunPřed 2 dny
  • I think that if you put the wood vertical with the grain going perpendicular to the fluid when you vacuum so it sucks the compound up the fibers like a straw or paintbrush. dont know if that would be the best with flat pieces of wood as the demonstration ive seen used dowels of wood.

    Braxton LucasBraxton LucasPřed 2 dny
  • imagine getting a splinter from it💀

    Helena GoyenaHelena GoyenaPřed 2 dny
  • Adding BJJ to your MMA can make you a BMF

    22vx22vxPřed 2 dny
  • Next, create a homunculus

    pixiljuice itmepixiljuice itmePřed 2 dny
  • I wanna see a video on fluoroantimonic acid

    Isaac VernonIsaac VernonPřed 2 dny
  • I thought he meant Dumbledore's "Carefully"

    A RobotA RobotPřed 2 dny
  • Y on earth would anyone want to replace wood as glass window? ... and extra extra steps to make it somewhat transparent.... 💆🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ It don’t hurt to burn sand to make glass but cutting trees to entertain ur experiment on see through wood lol 😂 ok 👍🏻

    Dont BemeanDont BemeanPřed 2 dny
  • Try to take the syrup out of soda.

    icy Lsicy LsPřed 2 dny
  • This video is like watching a mumbo jumbo video

    Jimy FalconJimy FalconPřed 2 dny
  • Nile you should make a video on plastic pyrolysis.

    Kareem Ajibola-KameelKareem Ajibola-KameelPřed 2 dny
  • What is that stirring gadget?

    demonslugerdemonslugerPřed 2 dny
  • Imaginary commentator/teacher in my head: "So, what did you learn from watching this video?" Me: "that when something in an experiment goes off course, chemists go at it with hammers and Dremels."

    woodworker Royerwoodworker RoyerPřed 2 dny
  • Load up the cube again, boys!

    Foster WebbFoster WebbPřed 2 dny
  • 3:33 what if I’m already on a list

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  • Tappey, tap, tap, tap!

    S BS BPřed 2 dny
  • Maybe you should use the vacuum pump to create a better solvent exchange to bleech the wood better.

    Martin SchwaikertMartin SchwaikertPřed 2 dny
  • Next time try ice spray to shrink the glass. That's how I remove from my molds.

    Martin SchwaikertMartin SchwaikertPřed 2 dny
  • Support my sisters, I am an Arab girl

    عبير في المطبخعبير في المطبخPřed 3 dny
  • I use Polymerization to fuse Balsa Wood and Acrylic Resin to create the ultimate window - Transparent Wood! Then, I sacrifice it to summon the ultimate cellular device - WEWD SCREEN PHONE! I wonder if the hazy nature would lead to it starting off as a shower stall glass?

    bsharpmajorscalebsharpmajorscalePřed 3 dny
  • they always say that transparent wood should replace glass but if you use PMMA or epoxy why even bother with the wood?

    Richard TicklerRichard TicklerPřed 3 dny
  • Kudos to whoever tricked Darwin winners into drinking bleach.... being dumber should hurt... maybe they will start using their brains again.

    JezterApocJezterApocPřed 3 dny
  • Can't wait for the new laboratory tour!

    AzulMAzulMPřed 3 dny
  • This has inspired me to start my own project where I immerse my entire body in the same process that you put the wood through. If all goes well, I will become invisible. Unfortunately, to make it work, I need to treat both the outside _and_ inside of my body with these solutions, which means having to drink/IV/IM a lot of nasty stuff and do jumping jacks to mix it around inside me. Thank you for the inspiration and the tutorial; wish me luck! I will try to show the results at the end, but if all goes well, I will be invisible, so...

    theft kingtheft kingPřed 3 dny
  • He should do a video with styropyro

    YaBoi FaceYaBoi FacePřed 3 dny

    Elijah DisherElijah DisherPřed 3 dny
  • If this was taught in schools I would willingly go to school even on weekends.

    TiLapseTiLapsePřed 3 dny
  • wait, so you’re taking the wood out of wood and filling it with acrylic?

    HicasiaHicasiaPřed 3 dny
  • Whoee

    Felonious SkunkFelonious SkunkPřed 3 dny
  • NileRed !can you make sugar from chemicals? I'm wondering if you can chemically make sugar without the extraction from biological material.

    rocco raptorrocco raptorPřed 3 dny
  • Someone please make a compilation of "and i put it in the oven" *oven door smacks shut*

    Katy DelMonteKaty DelMontePřed 3 dny
  • Woodglut Blueprints has some very useful blueprints with all the details you need.

    Shanta HsiehShanta HsiehPřed 3 dny
  • Maybe just me, but I think a lot of chemistry majors would appreciate a synthesis from scratch starting all the way with radical halogenation on an alkane. I know it's a lot faster to start closer to the target molecule, but on paper, we often go all the way back to methane in my course. I'd love to see how you would do this.

    KysonKysonPřed 3 dny
  • Cut the wood verrrry thin Done

    runrunPřed 3 dny
  • Try this :)

    Russy WRussy WPřed 3 dny
  • Autism is not a disease

    RamonRamonPřed 3 dny
  • Dude says “though” soooo much.

    meeprificmeeprificPřed 3 dny
  • This dude could definitely make pretty good meth.

    JäDëD CäSTLëJäDëD CäSTLëPřed 3 dny
  • Can people use this as a tutorial?

    Ya Boi BorisYa Boi BorisPřed 3 dny
  • Can you extract iron from blood?

    Jayesh NairJayesh NairPřed 3 dny
  • I’d love to see a window :)

    Linda WadeLinda WadePřed 3 dny
  • 两个思考点:1.立方体是否导致加热初期材料两侧温差过大?2.实验前对于木材的种类选择对最终结果的影响是否考研究到位了?

    谷少谷少Před 3 dny
  • TIL wood is 25% ligma

    nicholasnicholasPřed 4 dny
  • super,i like it

    Funny Animals LikeFunny Animals LikePřed 4 dny
  • Now I know for a fact I was subscribed, have been for years. I was unsuited after watching this video

    f1rebreather123f1rebreather123Před 4 dny
  • Brilliant

    Johnny LingoJohnny LingoPřed 4 dny
  • Have you ever tried taking and purifying Iron out of blood? That seems like an interesting idea to me.

    TheblackNightTheblackNightPřed 4 dny
  • cook meth

    KochinderaKochinderaPřed 4 dny