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Topic: c.d's & d.v.d.'s, you know, the eff-ups that become coasters  (Read 2760 times)
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« on: August 19, 2006 06:35:24 AM »

I always am throwing away mad amounts of c.d.'s that don't burn properly & have the feeling it isn't just me.  The backs of them are so pretty & shiny that I've always daydreamed of refinishing something with them.  A table, a wall, who knows?  It would be cool to see what people come up with.  Tongue
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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2006 09:32:34 PM »

you could break them, although CD's are extremely hard to break.. but when they do, they like shatter.. and you could use it as a mosaic type of thing by gluing the pieces to something... or glue it to something as a shattered mirror effect.

next time i get those cool AOL Cd's in the mail that my dad throws out right away, i'm going to save them so i can do that. you're a genius.
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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2006 09:55:27 PM »

my friends have all their crap cd's hanging on a wall in those clear cd holders. everyone who visits gets to decorate the cd of their choice with sharpies to leave random messages/pictures/whatever they feel like
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« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2006 06:39:37 AM »

my friends have all their crap cd's hanging on a wall in those clear cd holders. everyone who visits gets to decorate the cd of their choice with sharpies to leave random messages/pictures/whatever they feel like

What a fun idea!  My friends daughter painted and used sharpies and made all her friends christmas ornaments out of these last year.  They were personalized and very cute.
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« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2006 03:48:49 AM »

Check these out:
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/37709059/ (my favourite)
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/37708768/

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« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2006 11:59:27 AM »

I have some stuck onto my bedroom door. as I get more I put them on...all my friends love it & so do I  Wink It looks awesome.

Also, I have seen where you take cds & link them together to make a curtain. kinda like those ones you put in doorways made from plastic beads. Its way cool. Always wanted to try it, but didnt know how to poke a hole into the cds to tie/wire/connect them all together...??
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« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2006 02:53:01 PM »

you could break them, although CD's are extremely hard to break.. but when they do, they like shatter.. and you could use it as a mosaic type of thing by gluing the pieces to something... or glue it to something as a shattered mirror effect.


You could use box cutters to cut them... it would be alot easier... You could also glue the broken pieces to a frame and put pictures of your friends and give them away as gifts. Just a thought
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« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2006 07:43:17 PM »

There's a really cool record store (oop did I say record?  Well that's what they used to sell back in the day and I remember when they still had them!), it's a few blocks from my house and really famous in the Chicagoland area (Rolling Stones, if ya heard of it) -- they have the ceiling COVERED with CDs and there's even ones hanging down.  I think they must have done it shortly after CDs appeared because I don't remember what they had up before, but it just looks so awesome!  I love shopping there (cuz of that and their prices beat everywhere else!)

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« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2006 04:19:05 AM »

Just a thought (from my real life as a plastics engineer) Polycarbonate is the material that CD's are made from. its the same stuff thats used in riot shields and safety goggles, etc, so its designed not to break,

but it has two achillies heels,

it is sensitive to scratching, so if you score the CD before you break it, with a sharp point, an awl or nail or something like that, and its also sensitive to temperature. If you make it really cold it should be easier to break (at least thats how the theory goes, some of my students tried this out one frost night with a telephone kiosk, but thats a whole other story)

so scratch it and then put it in the freezer overnight, at the bottom of the freezer so its colder, then smash it with a hammer while still very cold...

let me know how you get on as I havent actually tried this myself!!

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« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2006 04:41:41 PM »

I was in some swanky art gallery in San Francisco and I remember a "Fish" wall sculpture whose scales were CDs or DVDs I don't really know. Around here my husband uses them as Frisbee darts on a big cork board outside. If you do it right they stick in the cork, if not they hit and drop to the ground, we haven't broken many yet, even though that was the original idea. When he threw it, and the darn thing stuck in a cement block wall outside he came up with CD darts, just be careful it did "stick" in the wall like a throwing star.
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