Today a bit of chemistry and engineering that took my fancy. I have read about Starlite before, and I always wondered what it was made of. It would be swell if it could be made to actually work on big scale.
There are other materials that have similarly amazing insulating properties – aerogels – but they are brittle and a pain in the arse to make at home (i tried, and failed).
I am already thinking about how to use this in knifemaking.
Oh and sorry for being so quiet, but I was away for almost a week without internet and I am still catching my breath after getting back to work after.