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!
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Zachary Frankow
Zachary Frankow 5 dagar sedan
Rn I'm playing with water soap and oil
elijahjajah 7 dagar sedan
dude he is epic. he could get more money but he chooses our joy before his :) liked the vid
Sarah Chen
Sarah Chen 9 dagar sedan
Cool mate
Andrea Fiore
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Andrea Fiore
Andrea Fiore 11 dagar sedan
Hats 5 minuter sedan
just make a window out of epoxy..
AlphaAnimations 46 minuter sedan
Yooo boddy duke arts shirt?
Wolf_ Thing
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Love the bobby duke arts shirt
Monkey Timme sedan
Ah yes the perfect video to watch at 4 : 43
Patricio Antonio
Patricio Antonio Timme sedan
Realmente no entiendo cual ha sido el logro después de tanto trabajo. Tener algo translucido consistente en polimetilmetacrilato (que es transparente) "contaminado" con algo de madera de balsa no sirve para nada. Si pones un kilo de polimetilmetacrilato mezclado con un par de gramos de madera de balsa en polvo te aseguro que vas a tener mejor resultado PERO en ningún caso podrías decir que has obtenido madera transparente. Lo siento pero científicamente hablando, tienes cero resultado.
maverick meier
maverick meier 2 timmar sedan
Imagine having a car made of this stuff
RYAN 2 timmar sedan
csxguy2000 2 timmar sedan
Transparent wood
RedstoneRelic 3 timmar sedan
Is it possible to make liquid wood?
Zach Barnes
Zach Barnes 3 timmar sedan
Maybe if you sanded the pieces with 1000 grit or another extra fine sandpaper before treating them, they might end with smoother surfaces. Just an idea
The Tiny Marz
The Tiny Marz 3 timmar sedan
can you recreate the smell of rain hitting the asphalt?
PoweredUp444 3 timmar sedan
J.K. Beats
J.K. Beats 3 timmar sedan
Pls make NileDark on DeepWeb and make whole tutorial how to cook clear meth ❤️
ExStatic Bass
ExStatic Bass 3 timmar sedan
If you haven't already and don't know of anyone else who has covered the refinement of materials necessary for making silicon diodes and/or transistors, could you please make a series on the subject? I've been trying for some time now and had limited success. The content I've been able to find is a bit vague and isn't helpful for us DIY types. My eventual goal is to create my own microprocessor. Since photo etching is relatively simple with EUV systems that part is doable for me. The chemical and mineral aspect seems more like something you would be far more adept at doing than any other SVfromr that I can think of. Perhaps you would be crazy enough to try it too? Either way your channel is one of my most favorite among many and there won't be any hard feelings if you don't accept the challenge.
Isabella Rodriguez
Isabella Rodriguez 4 timmar sedan
Take a shot everytime he says “thankfully, I thought this was relatively easy to fix” and you will have alcohol poisoning.
Elaini 4 timmar sedan
At 39:21 I was thinking: Finally he says that. To me it's beautiful while it still has a wooden texture and it lets some light through. Else we might as well just make glass.
Drew B.
Drew B. 4 timmar sedan
Any chance you could do me a favor and figure out what chemistry will remove the minerals deposited from the water my brother just burnt onto the bottom of my favorite stainless steel pot?
Bubble kittens Games
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if you want the wewd shirt he has, go check out bobby dukes art for it and check out bobby's merch shop!
YoRie x3
YoRie x3 5 timmar sedan
How to make transparent wood: -take wood -take out everything that makes it wood -put transparent plastic inside so it basically makes up the whole thing et voilà
1-800-Dank-Memes 5 timmar sedan
@ 15:10 jawn look like a piece of butter 😂
Hans de Groot
Hans de Groot 5 timmar sedan
It's for sure an interesting video, but too complicated for me. (and or too long). So yes, I admit that I didn't watch all of it. I skipped to the end but then I didn't understand it anymore. I must say though, that I expected something totally different. More in the style of the SVfrom woodworking content maker from Australia, Pask makes. He made a video about real transparent wood, very thin wood shaving. Well transparent in that case is not the exact expression for that. But was wood through what you can see (not read). He made a lamp shade out of it. No chemicals were involved..
Igris 5 timmar sedan
why -nile
carniver 6 timmar sedan
It's basically not a piece of wood anymore. It's similar to how fossils formed, the original tissue has been washed away, leaving behind only the texture.
Darky Marín
Darky Marín 6 timmar sedan
It’s called glass wood that’s perfect
Matthew Martínez
Matthew Martínez 6 timmar sedan
We need mercy with the phrase “It turned out to be way more work than I thought “
alexbutalex 6 timmar sedan
is nobody gonna notice HIS SHIRT
Stanto 6 timmar sedan
NileRed: I'm going to revisit transparent wood Also NileRed: THIS WON'T GET THE BETTER OF ME THIS TIME! Well done!
The Evolutionary Deviant
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Comment for the algorithm 👌
Artist LPS
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7:22 minecrap boy goot capsured😩😩😩 were me gona plae minecrap mow😭
aProphetofRNG 7 timmar sedan
2:56 Me: What's ligmin? Nilered: Ligminuts edit: I see now it's lignin, my disappointment is immeasurable and my day is ruined.
Enigma OFFC
Enigma OFFC 7 timmar sedan
Is it possible to recreate the "soup of life" environment where life supposedly emerged in our planet and see if it formed anything?
ツHikōYuME 7 timmar sedan
Ok genuinely curious, but would you get in legal trouble for making methamphetamine? If not it would be the funniest thing to see you just make meth.
MOZAN33R 7 timmar sedan
10:40 ouh so which round did you managed to punch the color out of it?
Sava Djurcinovski
Sava Djurcinovski 8 timmar sedan
hey there. awesome video. im not really a chemist, but since looks like you got process right, have you considered prepping wood before process. like wet sanding wood to raise grain polishing making it more flat before treating it . to get better starting point?
DON Disturb
DON Disturb 8 timmar sedan
Can you make ammonium chloride?
PopeThunder 8 timmar sedan
Another transparent wood video?
DanielW 8 timmar sedan
@NileRed Always curious about how the acrylic paint works🤔 Why can they be liquid paint and harden after dry out? What's the difference between hard acrylic plastic board and those paint? Would you make a video on it?🧐🧐 Maybe you can try to make your own acrylic paint in different and use them to draw sth😂
Savethe Climate
Savethe Climate 8 timmar sedan
Why do you dry the wood if you put it into an aqueous solution afterwards?
Freshness 8 timmar sedan
If u ever find me again you’re very lucky
André Torres
André Torres 8 timmar sedan
That`s awesome! You are indeed a great scientist!
360Diablosport 8 timmar sedan
Its plastic... All you would have to do is polish it and it will clear up. You are wasting SO MUCH time and energy trying to get it perfect. Just POLISH IT!
The holonet
The holonet 8 timmar sedan
11:37 that a paper clip in the water?
TheInsanePickle 9 timmar sedan
When I saw this I thought it was a reuplouf at first
Casual Idiot
Casual Idiot 9 timmar sedan
"And i carefully smahes it to pieces" Ye this got me laughing my ass of
Purambo 9 timmar sedan
Now burn it!
Stephan Doiron
Stephan Doiron 9 timmar sedan
Pro tip: Watch the video at 1.5 speed if you want to keep your sanity from listening to this sloooow talker with his excessively long video.... yw
oscar holst
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am i the only one that recognized his voice from tik tok?
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Dr. PWNS 9 timmar sedan
@NileRed I’d love it if you could do a video on cannabis extraction. Since there are so many cannabinoids and terpenes, and so many solvents to choose from. Personally I’d love to see you try extraction using propelyne glycol to extract.
Manuel Diaz
Manuel Diaz 9 timmar sedan
Petition to make transparent aluminum from star trek
Manuel Diaz
Manuel Diaz 9 timmar sedan
aluminium oxynitride
Tensolin01 9 timmar sedan
Quick question about the aluminum foil. Did you use the dull side on the inside? Because the shiny side should be facing inside. The dull side absorbs the heat and the shiny side magnifies the heat. I didn’t know this till I looked it up to see why the sides were different. So if you were trying to heat it, it wouldn’t help to have the shiny side facing outward. Idk if the paper mentioned what side of the foil to use so idk for sure, but that could be the problem.
Gina Cerulli
Gina Cerulli 9 timmar sedan
Remember the kid playing "I'm Yours" on the ukulele? This is him now. Feel old yet?
Nuck3nfuts 9 timmar sedan
you should vacuum it with it between the glass and the cube on it
Halamang Singaw
Halamang Singaw 9 timmar sedan
Lignin balls
ELIJAH BENAVIDEZ 9 timmar sedan
My two brain cells can not comperhend this @_@
Chexmix6 10 timmar sedan
25:30 How did I know he was going to use a tungsten cube! XD
Bwern 10 timmar sedan
bro just speak normally god damn
GalactixGX 10 timmar sedan
-yeah, well I have liver cancer... can you help me? -ofc here our product will cure you. -thank you very much. how does it work? -it burns the cancer in your liver -yes but how? -you can't have cancer in your liver if you have no liver silly :)
MC Boom
MC Boom 10 timmar sedan
Is it cellulose?
Miles Kanwar
Miles Kanwar 10 timmar sedan
Is the wood still biodegradable after all that processing?
Choccy Milk Gamer
Choccy Milk Gamer 10 timmar sedan
I’m wondering if you can make a virus at this point
Loser - Pacman
Loser - Pacman 11 timmar sedan
Bro: "Yo your window glass looks dope" Me: "Nah dude I use transparent wood"
Random Harry
Random Harry 11 timmar sedan
Lignin these balls
luthorkellar 11 timmar sedan
So many glass squares had to die for this experiment... was it worth it??
mikin lirou
mikin lirou 11 timmar sedan
I would leave an Amazon review at least. Btw, I'm new to your channel and I love it. This stuff is right up my alley.
Erin J
Erin J 12 timmar sedan
The mere process anatomically fool because dragon industrially crack given a dark vase. ad, dapper potato
Cupcake Playz!
Cupcake Playz! 11 timmar sedan
Aaron W
Aaron W 12 timmar sedan
I would think it could also be because of differential heating from the huge block of tungsten causing the top to be different.
TheOpticalFreak 13 timmar sedan
Why couldent you just use table salt?!
Uwiebae 101
Uwiebae 101 13 timmar sedan
Guy: *wears wewd shirt in video* Me, alsso a Bobby Duke Arts fan:
rpavlik1 13 timmar sedan
Pretty cool! I have no idea why they're trying to replace glass windows, sand is so common, but hey at least you can now cast your own pmma!
Julien Treize
Julien Treize 13 timmar sedan
Neil! I love your videos, but please next time you need glass pieces, go to a vitrerie.
The Cruft Creator
The Cruft Creator 14 timmar sedan
So this is cool. I guess my question from an application standpoint is: if you have to use plastic to make the wood transparent why not just use plastic instead and save all the steps?
Damien Burke
Damien Burke 14 timmar sedan
ProteanPegasusofPetersham 14 timmar sedan
jennifer lopez for ur support of $5 wow yes
Agelos Anagnostakis
Agelos Anagnostakis 14 timmar sedan
next step of course is breaking the painstakingly made wood glass to study its mechanical properties.
ProteanPegasusofPetersham 14 timmar sedan
This is truly amazing stuff, I am very amazed.
gargi nagmajumdar
gargi nagmajumdar 14 timmar sedan
What's next on the line transparent air
William Kee
William Kee 15 timmar sedan
"I think the fix was relatively easy."
Aryan Roy
Aryan Roy 15 timmar sedan
Make some spectacles next
Games Until Dawn
Games Until Dawn 15 timmar sedan
I would leave an Amazon review at least. Btw, I'm new to your channel and I love it. This stuff is right up my alley.
Elise 15 timmar sedan
“And I carefully smashed it to pieces”
Im Virtue
Im Virtue 15 timmar sedan
Me watching.. Nile we will remove something called lignin Me wait I know what that is ME IS SMORT!!1
preetisaggu sayed
preetisaggu sayed 16 timmar sedan
u know bobby duke
Vinsmoke_Sanji 16 timmar sedan
it would be great to see you synthesize 9-diethylamino-5-benzo[a]phenoxazinone (😉) and try to make it fluoresce in different types of lipids to shows the different colours the molecule can take! Great video once again! Can't wait to see the new lab!!
Apex News
Apex News 16 timmar sedan
Where do you get your hot plates and stir bars
100wyyy plays
100wyyy plays 16 timmar sedan
Is it just me or does the one price of wood that is still visible look like Jupiter time stamp is 20:06
5qd4 17 timmar sedan
Can u cook meth for the next episode
100wyyy plays
100wyyy plays 17 timmar sedan
11:38 rocket copter things plus dog stepping on human equals human on skate board running over a stick with the human throwing a plane
100wyyy plays
100wyyy plays 17 timmar sedan
10:49 dog stepping on human
6105 Avneet Kaur
6105 Avneet Kaur 17 timmar sedan
omg i never knew he was asian ahhhh
Purrr Eva
Purrr Eva 17 timmar sedan
can you make a clear metal cutlery?
David Patriot
David Patriot 18 timmar sedan
can you show us how to make potassium aluminum sulfate mccormick makes it but its been sold out for over a year now
Hobson Dynasty
Hobson Dynasty 18 timmar sedan
So why not flip it in the oven
Gay Satanic Clowns
Gay Satanic Clowns 18 timmar sedan
I don't know anything about chemistry but I like it and this is cool.
gotnoshoes99 18 timmar sedan
When you cooked it in the oven did you take into account how much a 40 pound chunk of metal would alter the heating process?
Yehor Pererva
Yehor Pererva 19 timmar sedan
As I recall, in the previous video NileRed mentioned that liquid (polymer) penetrates wooden sample better if the cut is made tangential to the direction of the wood fiber. In this video, we see the cut is parallel to the direction of the wood fibers. Is there a reason to use parallel cut in this video?
Ramzis Ramce
Ramzis Ramce 19 timmar sedan
Since I found your channel, my chemistry side grew and grew (I'm a 10th class student). Thank you so much for doing these videos that are so mind blowing, but somehow you explain everything clearly and understandably 😊💓 I would love if my chemistry teacher would just play few of your videos in class, because it's worth it ♥️😂
Harnai Digital.
Harnai Digital. 19 timmar sedan
He explains Problems but when he says *However* I immediately said: Mission Accomplished.
shmeet 19 timmar sedan
_____________Why are you cooling it in ice water?
mayur bhairwade
mayur bhairwade 20 timmar sedan
Can u plz make how actually li - battery is made from its ore of lithium
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