Patrick pours his resin in layers to avoid bubbles, alternating between translucent and opaque mixes as he works from the bottom of the container to the top. As he adds the layers of resin, he makes sure to mix many chunks of obsidian to bring out the obsidian and resin to fill the space between the rock.
Patrick puts a final layer of translucent resin on top of the cube container before using a blowtorch to heat up any bubbles that rise to the surface.
How hard is obsidian in real life?
Unlike real-life Minecraft, obsidian is only slightly hard (pickaxe) (five on the Mohs scale) and very brittle (tnt).
Obsidian is rated 5 to 5.5 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness with diamond rated at 10 and talc rated at 1. It has very high tensile strength but is also very brittle due to of low compressive strength. These characteristics have made it an ideal material for tool making for over 700,000 years.
How does Obsidian feel?
Obsidian has a strong conchoidal fracture and luster. It means that the top of the fracture is gently curving (like a shell). Obsidian appears to be black. Tiny inclusions and tiny crystals in the glass create its hue.
Obsidian breaks with a typical “conchoidal” fracture, like all glass and some other natural rock forms. Due to the near absence of mineral crystals in the glass, this smooth, curved shape of fracture surface occurs. The intersections of the conchoidal fracture surface can be sharper than a knife.
Which pickaxe can mine obsidian?
If you’re looking for a pickaxe that can mine obsidian, the only tool that can do that is a diamond pickaxe. Obsidian blocks take about 10 seconds to break with any other pickaxe and require a diamond pickaxe to collect.
You must have one to collect this precious material.
Obsidian in real life
Obsidian is not something you can break the first time you start the game. Since it can only be broken with a diamond pickaxe, you’ll need to explore a lot before you can get it. It is similar to many things in our life. When we’re little kids, we can’t walk, talk, sing, dance or play Minecraft! Alright then. But as we grow, we learn to do a little more. We start making cute baby sounds and then roll over. Before you know it, we’re running around the house playing hide-and-seek at our parents’.
As we grow, we learn to do more things. That’s the way life is. You may have more responsibilities around the house, or have a driver’s license and go shopping. Things that were previously impossible to do have become part of your normal daily life.