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    Default Strengthening wood

    This was an interesting bit, in Nature:
    https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-01600-6

    Densified by chemical infusion and compression. 11.5x increase in strength, apparently...

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    Default Re: Strengthening wood

    I was just about to post about this it's insanely interesting

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    Default Re: Strengthening wood

    I'm curious if thete will be any practical applications for consumers or will it's use be limited to industrial applications.

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    The process doesn't seem to lend itself to DIY applications. Also unsure of how modifications will impact other properties... like density/flotation (which might matter in a boat), rot resistance, performance of adhesives that rely on porosity, etc.

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    Default Re: Strengthening wood

    You guys have got to dip down into the Bilge, this is old news
    Steve Martinsen

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    Try as I might, I can imagine no possible scenario I would ever "dip down into the Bilge". Carry on, mate. My loss, I guess...

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    Default Re: Strengthening wood

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip Chester View Post
    Try as I might, I can imagine no possible scenario I would ever "dip down into the Bilge". Carry on, mate. My loss, I guess...
    Amen brother!

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