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« on: July 10, 2008 09:47:03 AM »

Don't you just love easy? I know I do, and here is a craft that was stupid easy.  Grin

My daughter loves 2 things: Music and Books! Here I've combined the two for something functional for her.











Feel free to use this idea for your own books, CDs, DVDs, etc. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2008 10:02:25 AM »

this is cool, but how did you bend them?
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« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2008 10:12:27 AM »

Oo!  This is a great use of LPs! They look like LPs and look like bookends that work. Put me in the "how'd you bend them?" line, please!   
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« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2008 10:15:47 AM »

Thanks for the great idea!  I'm gonna have to make some for myself. 
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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2008 10:18:38 AM »

What a great idea!  I may have to go fire up the oven and make myself a set!  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2008 10:20:09 AM »

yay!! new use for records!! hahaha, i make record things (purses, bowls, jewelry...etc) but never thought this one up!! sweet...

for all you wanting to know how to bend...
my preferred method is boiling a skillet full of water, dip the record in and slowly feel it start to soften, use a oven mitt to help shape and Viola! record art!! **the records tend to stiffen up seconds after removed from the water, so do shaping a bit at a time, and dont worry, its easy to fix,,just remelt!! and remelt, and remelt again!!! hope this helps!! Grin
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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2008 10:35:47 AM »

this is way cool. I've been needing some book ends. I'm going to give this a try today.
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« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2008 11:02:15 AM »

you know.. It usually KILLS me to see someone MELTING records.. oh for the love of music
but I happen to enjoy these..
music and HP you cant go wrong..
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« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2008 11:26:27 AM »

Thanks everyone! Smiley

In this case I put the LP half way on/off my workbench. Then put some weight on the end on the workbench and turned on the old heat gun. In less than a minute the record was heated enough to bend half way, and cool in place. All 3 LPs were done in less than 10 minutes.

See I told you stupid easy. Wink
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« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2008 12:55:22 PM »

you can put the records in a low temp oven for a few minutes til it softens then bend that way

thanks for this great idea! def going to make some Smiley

also all records i use are from the bargain bin, mostly old 12" singles. believe me, i collect vinyl so i'd never harm a valuable record!
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