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Steve Clarkson
05-19-2016, 11:31 AM
I wonder if it engraves like cast or extruded acrylic?


Ian Johnson
05-19-2016, 1:10 PM
It sounds like it might be more epoxy than wood by the time they get done with it.

Kev Williams
05-19-2016, 5:24 PM
soak it for 2 hours in Lye and "other chemicals", which I'd probably rather not know what they are, then add epoxy--

A gallon of lye at HD is about $18, and epoxy isn't cheap... to create 'stronger than glass and doesn't shatter on impact' wood...

Sounds like a very hazardous and expensive to make version of polycarbonate...

David Somers
05-19-2016, 6:28 PM
Next up....transparent trees. We will literally be able to see the forest through the trees, giving the lie to that old adage.

Kev Williams
05-20-2016, 12:10 AM


Joe De Medeiros
05-20-2016, 10:22 AM


Transparent Aluminum , that was my first thought.

Steve Morris
05-20-2016, 11:40 AM
Transparent Aluminium - that will put the fear of god up most air travellers :D

Tristan Ranatza
05-20-2016, 3:54 PM
Transparent Aluminium... now a real thing!

Bert Kemp
05-20-2016, 4:01 PM
beam me up scotty



Kim Vellore
05-20-2016, 6:02 PM
Very funny, now beam my clothes up Scotty!!!

beam me up scotty