Making record bowls

@tiamat (114)
United States
December 23, 2006 3:50pm CST
I wanted a nice, easy hommade christmas presnt, so I thought I would make bowls out of records. I would post pics, If I had a high enough post count.... Basically it involves heating and bending a record into the shape of the bowl. Iwas wondering if anyone here had dones this before, and /or knew of a good techinque for making these things.
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@juls2me2 (2151)
• United States
25 Dec 06
That's an interesting idea. My mother just got rid of a huge record collection she had too. I'll have to keep checking back to see if anyone gives some instructions on how to do that. Maybe I can collect some of her records before she gets rid of them all.
@juls2me2 (2151)
• United States
25 Dec 06
Hey, I just checked out http://www.instructables.com/ that was an awesome link to have as a reference.
• United States
23 Dec 06
Oh, I saw these recently on instructables.com. Do a search for it there and you'll find directions and photos. Neat idea. :)
@tiamat (114)
• United States
24 Dec 06
Thanks, www.instructables.com is a way cool site, and they had some good info. Basically they suggest preheating an oven to two hundred degrees, warming up the record in the oven, until it is soft, and the forming it in a mixing bowl. I have not tried their method yet. So far, I have warmed an upside-down mixing bowl on the stove, and then softened and formed my bowl arround that. Tommmorow, I am gonna try it their way.
• United States
26 Dec 06
Go to www.craftster.org There are a lot of really good ideas for making record bowls and a ton of other things.