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:

Nile talks about lab safety:



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    • 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?

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

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    • Hiiii, thank you for helping me make Ferro fluid!!! Also, not to fangirl, but your smile is so so cute and falling asleep to your videos is so easy with that relaxing voice!! 😚😇

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  • What is the best way to smoke the methacrylite?

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  • Nile Red, can I get a reply?

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  • Don't feel bad for "supporting" the MMS stuff. Around 6 million people now know about the problem thanks to your video.

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  • This is ovious but did you hear the news on a scientist dying because of chemical explosion or radiation?

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  • I should share your channel to my Chemistry teacher, I hope she understands most of the English.

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  • Is this a Dream? A video in English using Celsius? I love you mate!

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  • How hard is it when completely dry? Hard enough to use for wood inlay? It would be cool to have clear portions of inlay, but still have it be wood

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  • I love the 1:35 "what was nice" *slap*

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  • 25:22 I jokingly said out loud "Oh, he should get one of those fancy tungsten cubes" - imagine my surprise! Haha!

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  • Do a video on making dicyanin goggles.

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    • I don't know if this is accurate, but it sounds interesting. Some chemistry nerd can smack me with facts and logic if it's wildly incorrect. "Paracetamol is extracted from OTC pain killer tablets. This is ethylated under gentle conditions using ethyl iodide, as to only attack the ring oxygen and avoid attack on the nitrogen. The resulting product is hydrolysed to obtain 4-ethoxyaniline. Ethyl iodide is made from ethyl bromide by Finkelstein swap with sodium iodide. Ethyl bromide is distilled from an ethanol/sulfuric acid/sodium bromide mixture. Acetaldehyde is made either using the classic route from ethanol with sodium dichromate. But since dichromate is a listed carcinogen banned in some countries, alternative processes can be considered. Paraldehyde is obtained by polymerisation of acetaldehyde. The acidic aldol condensation product from acetaldehyde and acetone is added to the previously prepared 4-ethoxyaniline under conditions that will close the ring, forming 2,4-dimethyl-6-ethoxyquinoline which is the direct precursor to dicyanin A. The final step to dicyanin A involves adding some of the previously prepared ethyl iodide set aside for this purpose and silver nitrate."

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  • The phrase "I then took out my hammer and (carefully) smashed it to pieces" made me laugh so hard

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  • this is the new dr. stone

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  • Weird way to spell Ligma

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  • What if you made a kind of box to help hold the acrylic or what you put In the wood in place while it's in the oven

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  • Lol this dude is crazy smart. I don’t have the mental capacity for chemistry class; so thank you for making these videos! 👍

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  • Thank you for your ethics. I appreciate that very much.

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  • And im writing chemistry the upcoming week 😓

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  • Ha now try make see through glass

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  • Everytime you are just about to unveil the results of each test, I try as hard as I can to avoid looking at the time left so that I can keep my hopes up and be surprised. Very interesting experiments and very informative, thank you.

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  • I waont thiat

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  • I'm curious how clear 2x4 would turn out. I'd use them to build unique aquarium stands.

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  • I bought Woodglut once and now I have lifetime access to thousands of woodworking projects.

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  • Nerd

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    • Peasant

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  • What a waste of time. You really come across everything on SEcrone.

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  • "Welcome to my lab. Over here we have my collection of convenient tungsten cubes..."

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  • I saw an ad before this video about Fabreeze. And it was like" this is what freedom sounds like" then it had a car motor go off, the it was like " And this... Is what freedom smells like" and it took the biggest inhale ive ever heard and then it exhaled and was like, "Aahhhh" and i was like "WHY MAKE AN AD ABOUT FABREEZE WHEN YOU CANT EVEN SMELL IT "

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  • imagine getting a splinter!

  • How did you learn all of this chemistry? I took many chemistry courses in undergrad but just wondering if you self study for these videos??

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  • translucent... the word you are looking for is translucent

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  • this was on my feed, and yes, i actually watched 43 min of chemistry. i regret nothing

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  • Make meth

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  • I think it would be amazing as Bathroom windows

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  • OMG that is incredible!!

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  • My adventure with woodworking started with Woodglut.

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  • Is this tungsten cube by any chance the one William Osman was using in that video?

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  • Can you make a video about nitroglycerin.

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  • Have you tried this with thinner wood? A Japanese handplane called a Kanna can make full width and length shavings thinner than a human hair! Or maybe a wood laminate manufacturer could provide an ideal thickness.

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  • *clearly* this wasn't the best method Get it?

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  • You should do a collaboration with The Action Lab.

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  • *insert hate comment here*

  • The way how it's much clearer once you put it against a surface looks like quantum skipping effect. I forgot it's actual name, but basically photons skip extremely thin layers when going between different materials. An example of this is if you look at glass with an angle of about 5 degrees and you squish your finger hard it will be visible.

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  • Hi NileRed, can you make a video of self healing polymeer and how to make one Thanks a lot and keep the good work!!

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  • great job! I think the main reason that the polymerization process was not reproducible is because of water vapor that could terminalize radicals. try to use oil bath and N2 protection.

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  • Dis shit cold

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  • Nile Red when you're going to make neodymium magnets

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  • I then got out my hammer, and carefully smashed to pieces -Nile Red 2021

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  • Make that ukulele transparent 😀

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  • I can't be the only absolute dumbass who doesn't understand anything but will watch ever single one of his videos because their so entertaining

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  • lignin balls

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  • I know almost nothing about what he says but it’s so fun to watch and my parents now think I am a nerd

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  • I'd love to see a full size window!!

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  • Are we gonna ignore the fact that he’s wearing Bobby Duke Arts merch

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  • bro , this was so hard and such a waste of time ... i mean , what possible use could this have that plastic cant be used for :|

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  • I wonder if Clear, uv resin would work. it doesn't turn yellow like regular epoxy

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  • Awesome video, thank you. Injecting plastic into it kinda ruined it for me but still cool. Love your channel btw.

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  • "This is CLEARly not the right method"

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  • I don't think I belong here...I don't know what a stir at is but they amuse the hell out of me.

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  • @nile red there is a company called pinkmountaina using your face in their ads for bugzappers claiming that you're autistic and it looks like they just took clips out of your videos for the ad they made... if they did this without permission I just wanted to let you know. I hope you see this...

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  • I use you to help fall asleep, no offense intended, and it has helped alot :)

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  • would you ever collab with the og chemistry youtuber Nurdrage?

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  • it was called Lig-what????

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  • Do you think this would work if theoretically, u tried the last part in zero gravity?

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  • If you don’t want it to crack you can try using a piece of thicker wood

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  • The final result looks like slightly frosted glass.

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  • I love how he's wearing a Bobby Duke Arts merch shirt in this video, but I also hate the fact I know that instantly.

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    • Totally died after a month of making this video

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  • 2:50 really thought my guy was bouta hit us with the ligma

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  • How about a video on how to make insulin?

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  • Science man is smart, but not smart enough to put that aluminum foil wrap upside down to keep it shut.

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  • You should try to make quinacridone gold pigment. Watercolour artists are missing it since the stocks of old car pigment ran out around 2018.

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  • I know you might not read this comment or even consider this idea but can you make a black cloud traped in a flask just like in Full Metal Alchemists Brotherhood the dwarf in the flask humuculist. Watching your videos makes me wonder if a black cloud like that is possible without leaving a residew on the glass or is it total fiction

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  • Silicon sheets between the glass would probably have helped

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    • Personally I think this is lovely as an art/decorative piece. I like the idea of making a door or window from it. Its like frosted glass but with the wood grain. Let's light through but obscures the view. Its nice.

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    • Or just add a bit more resin to the rough side once its cured. It really fills in any gaps to leave it clear and flat.

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    • Yeah. Not sure if it works with MMA but it does with epoxy and UV and I can't imagine it not being the case for MMA. A silicon mould probably fix all the issues you have with the finish.

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  • This guy's electricity bill boomin.

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  • Couldn’t you just flip it over after 2 hours in the oven?

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  • This channel teaches me more than school 😪

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  • I don't think this could be used as a glass replacement because the type of glass used in a window matters in a fire prevention context, and I'm assuming this stuff wouldn't be resistant enough to combustion

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  • So sad Steve Jobs died of lignin.

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  • What if in the last step you have a container instead of two plates so that the "plexiglass" material doesn't seep out from the wood piece? Could that help your last step do you think?

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  • Your videos are Awesome Bro, keep them coming😁

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  • Looked like little pieces of Chex cereal😁

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  • I think I love chemistry now.🙉

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    • He makes it kinda fun😁

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  • I was hoping when you said" i carefully smashed it to peices" you woulda just smacked the hell outa it with the hammer

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  • Bro this guy should try to make steel

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  • You contaminated glass with microfiber - would be better off using paper towel instead

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  • Hey Nile, I don’t know if you know much about them but, I just bought a funnel from a swap meet and thought it was a coffee pour over funnel, turns out it’s a Whittal and Tatum Co Pharmaceutical Glass funnel, now I know you know a lot about stuff that is and isn’t harmful or toxic, so if you have time and knew if it is toxic or not, that would be great. I think it’s just glass but I’m not sure. I bought it because it’s ribbed. It looks like a coffee rib, so yeah.

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  • 2:49 lignen? what's lignen?

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  • Bruh

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  • lignin? lignin balls

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  • He blinded me with science. B-D

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