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Holy smokes, it works!

Forget vinyl – engineer Amanda Ghassaei has developed a technique for cutting records into wood! Using a Epilog 120 Watt Legend EXT laser cutter, she was able to create digital waveform files from MP3s, which she then converted into PDFs. She then used a laser cutter to follow the vector paths and etch about three minutes worth of music on each side of a wooden record.

Her first album features tracks from Radiohead and Joy Division:

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