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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Lamp made from a collection of translucent 45 records on: August 02, 2009 04:14:30 AM
I love, love love it!  I'm a big fan of transparent and colored vinyl and am happy to see different ways of using them.  (I've noticed that most colored vinyl I come across doesn't interest me musically just visually.)

I think that's why the labels went and put them on the colored vinyl.  It upped the cool factor for songs that may not have been very good.

Thank you everyone for the great comments!
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Lamp made from a collection of translucent 45 records on: July 29, 2009 09:55:03 PM
I salvaged a few thousand 45 records from the landfill a few months back. The radio station had tried giving them away but it seems that nobody really wanted a huge pile of mostly country 45s. I went through the pile of them with my friend Earl (who tipped me off to the pile of records) and we pulled out all of the music we were interested in listening to. We also pulled out a stack of different color translucent records. What to do with a bunch of blue, green red and yellow 45s? Well, they reminded me of the lamps i have seen made out of compact discs so that's what i went for.

A few things...

Please, if you are going to mention this project in print or other sites please give a nod and link to www.zieak.com as well as instructables.

Also, these records served a very long life at a public radio station. I understand that they did everything they could to find them a good home. I salvaged them from the baling facility where they would have been compacted into a bale and shipped to a landfill. Don't hate me for doing this to a record. I have a large collection of LPs but these artists and songs have no interest to me. But if they ever do - i didn't drill through the audio part - just the label - so they can still be played!

I have a full tutorial up on Instructables here.





3  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: Ipod mouse =] on: July 07, 2008 02:15:09 PM
1. Thanks for giving me credit for the inspiration.
2. Freddy the Fish is an awesome avatar.
3. Lookie here... http://www.nowhereelse.fr/?p=9241
4. Nice job!
4  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / Re: CD wallet made from old 5 inch floppy discs on: June 29, 2007 12:31:03 AM
looks awesome! but does it scratch the disks taking them in and out?

Actually they are lined with the same kind of fabric that most CD sleeves have.

5  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Completed Projects / CD wallet made from old 5 inch floppy discs on: June 28, 2007 04:49:35 PM
I used a few old 5 1/4 inch floppy discs, cut out the disc inside, punched a few holes and put binder rings through to hold them together.  Now i have a retro CD or DVD holder (wallet).  A tutorial isn't really necessary but i have instructions up for the retro CD wallet.  I have added tiny binder clips to each one to keep them from slipping out.


6  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Wallet made from a computer keyboard on: May 29, 2007 06:54:04 PM
Thank you everyone.  I've been using mine every day since October and it has been through the wash twice (because it is so thin) and still have only had to add one piece of tape to fix it.
7  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re: Wallet made from a computer keyboard on: April 04, 2007 11:05:11 PM
I made the first version about a year ago and have been literally sitting on this one since October.  It is incredibly thin and durable material.
8  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Wallet made from a computer keyboard on: April 04, 2007 10:41:28 PM
I used a flexible circuit sheet found in most computer keyboards to make a wallet.

 

I wrote the complete tutorial for my geek wallet on Instructables.
9  CRAFTY BUSINESS ADVICE / Crafty Business Discussion / Re: Not sure if it goes here, but here goes...website that I need help on (build on: March 17, 2006 05:21:14 PM
Since the image you want to change is located here... http://www.proboards8.com/v4images/off.gif I doubt you can change it.  I think you pretty much have to use those images.  If you were hosting the forum on your own site you could change the images though.
10  REUSING/RECYCLING/RECRAFTING / What the heck can I do with THIS? / Re: empty thread spools on: March 08, 2006 03:05:31 PM
If any are wooden you probably can find some people making Iroquois Gustowe (or headdresses) that need them for the top feather. 
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