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Wood chips

created by: Leander Bossuyt, Toon Nachtergaele, Lowie Vermaete

Composition

Wood chips              50 g (find local)

Agar-agar                 15 g

Glycerol                    5 ml

Water                       250 ml

Tools

  • Cooking pot

  • Spoon

  • Mold

  • Electric stove

Uses and difficulty

Uses

Bio-alternative for MDF

Drilling, sawing, milling, sanding, screwing, rasping

Difficulty

**

Sources

Materiom

Instructables

Recipe

Step 1:

Mix glycerol, water and agar-agar

Step 2:

Heat the mix up on the electric stove until bells start appearing. Then add the wood chips and start mixing.

Step 3:

Pour the mix in the mall and let dry.
It is recommended to put the prototypes in the oven at 50°C for a couple of minutes to hours, depending on the size of the model to prevent it from molding.

End Of Life

Reusable

- Shredded prototype (can be reused as woodchips)

Compostable

- Shredded prototype

Other form of waste

- Packaging
- Moisture released during drying

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