It can be made by the hydrogenation of carbon monoxide, but keep in mind that it is about as toxic as hydrogen cyanide. It is easer to distill wood chips and splinters. Add the wood some water in a flask and heat to about 74 degrees Celsius. Collect the distillate and re distill your product for your methanol.
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