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#1 posted 02-08-2018 05:58 PM

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#2 posted 02-08-2018 06:25 PM

Mark – that link does not work

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#3 posted 02-08-2018 08:17 PM

Probably this
https://umdrightnow.umd.edu/news/umd-researchers-create-super-wood-stronger-most-metals

COLLEGE PARK, Md. —Engineers at the University of Maryland have found a way to make wood more than ten times times stronger and tougher than before, creating a natural substance that is stronger than many titanium alloys.

UMD professors Liangbing Hu and Teng Li each holding a block of wood“This new way to treat wood makes it twelve times stronger than natural wood and ten times tougher,” said Liangbing Hu, the leader of the team that did the research, published in the journal Nature.

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#4 posted 02-08-2018 08:49 PM

Wonder how many HP your table saw has to have to cut it….?

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#5 posted 02-09-2018 12:09 AM

The word “strong” is an ambiguous term. There are many different measures of strength – like shear strength, tensile strength and compression strength – and a particular material may have a very high strength by one measure and a very low strength by another.

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#6 posted 02-09-2018 12:21 AM

I don’t want wood as strong a steel. After building a kitchen out of Bloodwood (2900) on the janke scale I like the hardness of Red Oak. :)

I can’t even image working with Australian Buloke @ 5060 on the janke scale

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#7 posted 02-09-2018 12:24 AM

I tried working with alder but it blunted all my tools.

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#8 posted 02-09-2018 02:15 AM



The word “strong” is an ambiguous term.
- ArtMann

Yep.
More info
https://www.nature.com/articles/nature25476

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#9 posted 02-09-2018 04:23 AM

Sure, now they will use up all our wood for “super wood” and leave nothing for us except high prices, just like the did when they started using corn for ethanol in gas!

That’s a joke son, it will be a long time before that happens and they still have to fireproof it!

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#10 posted 02-09-2018 04:57 AM



I tried working with alder but it blunted all my tools.

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