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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  • NileRed

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    • Zachary Frankow
      Zachary Frankow

      Rn I'm playing with water soap and oil

    • elijahjajah

      dude he is epic. he could get more money but he chooses our joy before his :) liked the vid

    • Sarah Chen
      Sarah Chen

      Cool mate

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      Andrea Fiore


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    Yuu Nishinoya

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    Teerthraj Tirpude

    The app u one looks like fried onions

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    but this is highly impossible


    Shirt. I wawnt that.

  • CoSmic Muse
    CoSmic Muse

    Why does he sound like friendly neighbourhood spider man... It's adorable

  • I. Bosquez
    I. Bosquez

    Why do we need transparent wood?

  • CoSmic Muse
    CoSmic Muse

    You keep cutting your backdrop screen along with the wood. I was cringing lol 1:56

  • 夜Late NightReflection 夜
    夜Late NightReflection 夜

    dont worry nile as little sodium chlorite you have to use in a lot of stuff that big bag should last you a while i think

  • Troy Elder
    Troy Elder

    Just do what the Japanese do and use rice paper

  • DYmanIC_playz

    I want that mixing thing

  • Troy Elder
    Troy Elder

    Instead of using two pieces of glass use a silicone mold shaped for the piece and filled with the acrylic.

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    Sylvester Ellyn

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    Cowboys - Gaming

    Fine I’m watching it sense it’s always on my recommended. Your videos are cool anyways.

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    Ashley Lala

    I cured my autism with the MMS. Now I’m a warm, charming social butterfly who loves to cuddle with basically everyone. 🤗

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    taking a fat dump

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  • J. Siravantha
    J. Siravantha

    "So the extra weight apparently didn't do very much for the top, but it seemed to help the bottom." 👀👀👀

  • Mars Void
    Mars Void

    The amount of times he said "it was supposed to" I WAS SO WORRIED and i was like did it work? Did something happen? Did it explode?

  • Minato Arisato
    Minato Arisato

    This is one of the few channels I've found where "I lightly hit it with a hammer." Actually means that it was LIGHTLY hit with a hammer

  • Oscar Carrillo
    Oscar Carrillo

    How to make a clear skateboard step one watch the video and mold

  • danny mosqueda
    danny mosqueda

    Wtf, yo this is crazy. Keep it up I’m starting to like this science stuff.

  • HannaHanna

    So I just found out if you grow mold on oranges, it's essentially penicillin. So you should try and make it in it's liquid purity from the oranges

  • CDT Mordecai
    CDT Mordecai

    3:11 like like

  • David Clarkson
    David Clarkson

    So drinking saltwater is like drinking diluted chlorine bleach? Salt is an essential compound ironically made from two toxic elements creating sodium chloride, or salt.

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    CDT Mordecai

    That shirt. I WANT THAT!!!!

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    HTW Customs

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  • Hats

    just make a window out of epoxy..

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  • Wolf_ Thing
    Wolf_ Thing

    Love the bobby duke arts shirt

  • Monkey

    Ah yes the perfect video to watch at 4 : 43

  • Patricio Antonio
    Patricio Antonio

    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

    Imagine having a car made of this stuff

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  • csxguy2000

    Transparent wood

  • RedstoneRelic

    Is it possible to make liquid wood?

  • Zach Barnes
    Zach Barnes

    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

    can you recreate the smell of rain hitting the asphalt?

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    J.K. Beats

    Pls make NileDark on DeepWeb and make whole tutorial how to cook clear meth ❤️

  • ExStatic Bass
    ExStatic Bass

    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 SVsoftr 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

    Take a shot everytime he says “thankfully, I thought this was relatively easy to fix” and you will have alcohol poisoning.

  • Elaini

    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.

    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?

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    Bubble kittens Games

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  • YoRie x3
    YoRie x3

    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

    @ 15:10 jawn look like a piece of butter 😂

  • Hans de Groot
    Hans de Groot

    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 SVsoft 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

    why -nile

  • carniver

    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

    It’s called glass wood that’s perfect

  • Matthew Martínez
    Matthew Martínez

    We need mercy with the phrase “It turned out to be way more work than I thought “

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    is nobody gonna notice HIS SHIRT

  • Stanto

    NileRed: I'm going to revisit transparent wood Also NileRed: THIS WON'T GET THE BETTER OF ME THIS TIME! Well done!

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    The Evolutionary Deviant

    Comment for the algorithm 👌

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    Artist LPS

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    2:56 Me: What's ligmin? Nilered: Ligminuts edit: I see now it's lignin, my disappointment is immeasurable and my day is ruined.

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    Enigma OFFC

    Is it possible to recreate the "soup of life" environment where life supposedly emerged in our planet and see if it formed anything?

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    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

    10:40 ouh so which round did you managed to punch the color out of it?

  • Sava Djurcinovski
    Sava Djurcinovski

    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

    Can you make ammonium chloride?

  • PopeThunder

    Another transparent wood video?

  • DanielW

    @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

    Why do you dry the wood if you put it into an aqueous solution afterwards?

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  • André Torres
    André Torres

    That`s awesome! You are indeed a great scientist!

  • 360Diablosport

    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

    11:37 that a paper clip in the water?

  • TheInsanePickle

    When I saw this I thought it was a reuplouf at first

  • Casual Idiot
    Casual Idiot

    "And i carefully smahes it to pieces" Ye this got me laughing my ass of

  • Purambo

    Now burn it!

  • Stephan Doiron
    Stephan Doiron

    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

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    oscar holst

    am i the only one that recognized his voice from tik tok?

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    Dr. PWNS

    @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

    Petition to make transparent aluminum from star trek

    • Manuel Diaz
      Manuel Diaz

      aluminium oxynitride

  • Tensolin01

    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.

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  • Nuck3nfuts

    you should vacuum it with it between the glass and the cube on it

  • Halamang Singaw
    Halamang Singaw

    Lignin balls


    My two brain cells can not comperhend this @_@

  • Chexmix6

    25:30 How did I know he was going to use a tungsten cube! XD

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    bro just speak normally god damn

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  • MC Boom
    MC Boom

    Is it cellulose?

  • Miles Kanwar
    Miles Kanwar

    Is the wood still biodegradable after all that processing?

  • Choccy Milk Gamer
    Choccy Milk Gamer

    I’m wondering if you can make a virus at this point

  • Loser - Pacman
    Loser - Pacman

    Bro: "Yo your window glass looks dope" Me: "Nah dude I use transparent wood"

  • Random Harry
    Random Harry

    Lignin these balls

  • luthorkellar

    So many glass squares had to die for this experiment... was it worth it??

    • mikin lirou
      mikin lirou

      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.

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    Erin J

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  • Aaron W
    Aaron W

    I would think it could also be because of differential heating from the huge block of tungsten causing the top to be different.

  • TheOpticalFreak

    Why couldent you just use table salt?!

  • Uwiebae 101
    Uwiebae 101

    Guy: *wears wewd shirt in video* Me, alsso a Bobby Duke Arts fan:

  • rpavlik1

    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!

    • HoodlumScraggy 1
      HoodlumScraggy 1

      Well you’re wrong about the sand

  • Julien Treize
    Julien Treize

    Neil! I love your videos, but please next time you need glass pieces, go to a vitrerie.

  • The Cruft Creator
    The Cruft Creator

    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

    22:22 Me: SCIENCE BONG

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  • Agelos Anagnostakis
    Agelos Anagnostakis

    next step of course is breaking the painstakingly made wood glass to study its mechanical properties.