Mesmerizing Time-Lapse Of Things Being Sanded

July 15, 2014


This is a time lapse video created by Laurin Döpfner by sanding down different objects (including a piece of wood, wall plug, analog camera, walnut and animal skull) 0.5mm at a time, and taking a picture after each run. The results are mesmerizing. You really just have to watch it to appreciate it. Now, I wonder if Laurin is taking requests for things to sand down in the next video. Because I'm thinking, oh I don't know, THE FACE OF AN ENEMY. Plus if we screw up the first one there are still tons of other enemy faces to use. Literally thousands. My kingdom is at war with pretty much everyone.

Keep going for the video. It really is worth a watch.

Thanks to Zach R, who wants a half sanded animal skull on his wall now.

  • Fred

    ...and I thought I had a lot of time on my hands.

  • zin

    Awesome, when I saw that screw I imagined it doing a slowmo "nnnnnnnooooooooooooouuuuuuuuuuuu" as it disintegrated.

  • Elak Swindell

    Cool video. Hope he does another with more items.

  • asdfasdf

    the plastic looks like it burned more than sanding away, sand more carefully next time art bro

  • Frédéric Purenne

    Of course! What do you think friction does, cool down?

  • Hospitals should show this video to patients to illustrate how their MRI technology works.

  • JJtoob

    Ooooor, show them this music video:

  • $18889437

    you could have told me to turn down the volume first...

  • JJtoob

    Turn down your volume. For the rest of your life.

  • zin

    In an alternate universe, this IS their MRI technology.

  • ODwanKenObi

    why not just show them a video of an MRI.

  • The same reason why Jesus told parables... artistic depictions that serve to illustrate a truth are vastly more engaging.

    Surely you must recall the parable of the Sanded Walnut?

  • Closet Nerd

    Does anyone have some mushrooms?!

  • Fred

    Do you want to eat them or just sand them down too?

  • The Magnificent Newtboy

    I'll never eat another flipping walnut again. That was like a scene from The Thing

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