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« on: March 01, 2006 06:32:00 AM »

I love records. Well, to clarify, I love listening to records. And so when I happed upon the record of my favorite musical Cabaret at Goodwill for a measly $.25, I had to have it. However, when placed on my turntable, the record is so badly scratched that it doesn't play. And so, I pondered, what could I do with a record that doesn't play?
Make a record bowl of course! I didn't use a tutorial, but made one... so, if you're interested, read on!

Now, I know that there are a million different people making record bowls, so I'm not saying this is the only way. It's my take on something that is really cool and REALLY easy to make.

Please ask if there is any confusion. A lot of my pictures didn't come out, so...

Step 1. Gather your materials.

You need
  • An Over
  • A record
  • An oven safe pan (I used one for a bundt cake)
  • A Cookie Pan
  • Optional- Another circular pan for when you take the record out of the oven.

Step 2. Assemble your record concotion.
           Step 2.1 Preheat your oven to 200 Degrees F

Okay. So. I took out a cookie pan and balanced the middle of the bundt cake pan on it. (You know, it's the thing that makes the hole in the middle. It comes out in my pan.) I then placed the record onto the sheet and set the whole thing in the oven.

Step 3. Wait.
Okay. So your record is in the oven. Set the timer for seven minutes. I made myself a cup of tea and checked craftster. Very productive. If you peak in the oven, you should see the record getting kind of floppy on the edges.
Here's my attempt to take a picture through the oven glass, in which the edges don't look remotely floppy. But they are! You can tell, the record looks fluted and will start to droop slightly.


Step 4. Take your record out of the oven.
This is where I don't have any pictures, because when I took my record out of the oven, it fell off the stick thing in the middle of the bundt cake and kind of just slid onto the cookie sheet. (See, I told you that cookie sheet would come in handy!) I grabbed it out quickly but I was worried that something would happen, and I didn't take pictures.
Note: The record was to me, kind of warm but still bearable to touch. This doesn't mean it is for you. If you have any doubts, use potholders! A second note- the record didn't become this great flailing puddle of goo. It is still in a record shape, and is rather malleable.
Don't turn off your oven yet, just in case!

Step 5. Manhandle your Record!
Stuff your record into the bowl that you happened to have standing by. Play with it and shape the curves you want into the bowl. Press down gently on the center to sink it into a bowl shape. If it hardens, pop it back into the oven for a minute or two.
 


Leave it in the mold for a couple of minutes to cool, and then pull it out! Voila! A record bowl, all with minimal fuss and mess!

And the record bowl


And the necessary action shot- meet Lewis, from the Little Visitor Swap


Note- You can get records at Goodwill for $.25 or, everyonce and a while for free at your Local Library.

Give it a try and let me know how it works out!   


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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2006 05:35:21 PM »

It's great!

I'm doing that next time the urge to buy a record just for the name at a thrift store. Thanks for the tutorial!

If you didn't have a cake pan maybe a ceramic mug would work?

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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2006 06:10:51 PM »

I'm not sure if a ceramic mug would work- if it is oven safe, yes.

But you could use any old circular pan- cake pan, metal bowl... I just happened to have the thing for the bundt cake hanging around, and it seemed logical.

Good luck! Let me know how it pans out!
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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2006 07:40:36 AM »

thanks for the tutorial!  i want to try making bowls for my next party. 
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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2006 07:22:19 PM »

Since it's only at 200 degrees I think a ceramic mug should work without worry of being "oven safe". It would certainly hold up longer than the record itself. I'm going to try it...
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« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2006 07:33:22 PM »

Since it's only at 200 degrees I think a ceramic mug should work without worry of being "oven safe". It would certainly hold up longer than the record itself. I'm going to try it...

Yeah, if you can pour boiling water into a mug (which would presumably be 212 degrees) then that ought to be fine...I think I'd just use one that I didn't really care about just in case, though!
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« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2006 05:59:24 PM »

 So I tried it with a mug which worked but by the time I got to the second one I decided to try my jumbo pyrex bowl. It worked great! if you have one of these definately try it - it was a lot easier to shape and I didn't have to pop it back in the oven a few times like I did with the mug.

Here it is in the bowl:



Thanks for the tutorial! Now I have two bowls that I use as candy dishes and craft scraps.
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« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2006 06:17:03 PM »

Ooh! It looks great!
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« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2006 07:54:02 PM »

Thanks! And thanks again for the tutorial! When I can get some decent natural light pics of the other one, I'll share.

By the way - I love your little piggy. I want one for my record bowls!
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« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2006 04:19:44 PM »

I made one of those off of another tuitorial i saw. I made two of them and they ended up really cute so I took them and hung them up on my wall. They dont really go with te flower theme of my room but they loko awesome. I was thinking of painting them to look like a flower but i dont know what type of paint to use. I dont think that there is a special paint to use on records.... any suggestions?
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« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2006 07:15:07 PM »

I saw someone on an etsy shop using spray paint. I was thinking of spray painting mine and hanging them on the wall too.
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« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2006 10:13:05 PM »

hmmm maybe i will have to try that!!! Because if I could get some bright colors it would look awesome with my room!!! Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2006 11:33:08 PM »

Try a hardware or paint store for the best selection of colors. You can get almost any color in spray paint, and you can stencil with it too.
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« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2006 10:30:27 AM »

okay cool i will have to go to ACE harware or something then cool!!!!!!!! Thanks a bunch
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« Reply #14 on: March 26, 2006 10:48:05 AM »

I'd love to see pictures after you paint them!
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« Reply #15 on: March 26, 2006 01:13:29 PM »

okay cool i dont know if i will get to it soon though i have been so busy! maybe in a week or two i will make the trip..... i have had them for about 6 months and still havent painted them so it may be longer....i am one lazy person Tongue
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« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2006 08:53:46 AM »

Great tutorial!!! I finally made some!!! One broke on me though.  Sad I was molding it with my hands and it got too cold and snapped.
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« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2006 05:46:41 PM »

Great tutorial!!! I finally made some!!! One broke on me though.  Sad I was molding it with my hands and it got too cold and snapped.

LOLOLOL well next time work with it when it is warmer and if it is starting to get hard to mold, dont force it!!! Just pop it back in the over for a couple of minutes
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« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2006 02:56:17 PM »

Great tutorial!!! I finally made some!!! One broke on me though.  Sad I was molding it with my hands and it got too cold and snapped.

That's too bad... if it's not in terrible shape maybe you can play around with the broken pieces and see what you can make.
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« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2006 04:20:42 PM »

Great tutorial!!! I finally made some!!! One broke on me though.  Sad I was molding it with my hands and it got too cold and snapped.

That's too bad... if it's not in terrible shape maybe you can play around with the broken pieces and see what you can make.

Good idea
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« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2006 04:23:53 PM »

I was trynna figure out what I could make out of the broken pieces, or cut it up and make something but I'm not too sure what.
I think the only thing I will get out of that record is a lesson in dont force the record when it is starting to get cold. But thats okay. I was trying something completly different from the other two that I made, so I was kind of prepared for something to mess up.
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« Reply #21 on: March 29, 2006 05:05:08 PM »

You could make pins or other jewelry out of the broken pieces
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« Reply #22 on: March 29, 2006 07:11:25 PM »

or i dont know how this would work but  a mosaic or something like that
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« Reply #23 on: August 02, 2009 07:43:04 PM »

do you think this could be done to any other sort of disk shaped material? i want to make like, little jewelry dishes and such, but a record seems to big!
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« Reply #24 on: August 08, 2009 11:31:28 AM »

I bet to solve the vinyl getting harder problem, work from the oven door.
I've left it down sometimes and just been very careful not to touch the metal on the inside.

I'd think it'd still be hot enough in that general area to keep it a little more workable.

And, I think you could lift it with a crochet hook in the disc's center hole. If you had to lift it off the pan and didn't want to touch it immediately.


But, the whole thing seems perfect. I'd still have to Goodwill it. I wouldn't be able to bear doing that to an album of mine or my Dad's.


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« Reply #25 on: August 10, 2009 05:25:36 AM »

do you think this could be done to any other sort of disk shaped material? i want to make like, little jewelry dishes and such, but a record seems to big!
using a 7" record would make a smaller bowl
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« Reply #26 on: October 13, 2010 07:58:45 AM »

I am making a few for funky little bird bath bowls in the garden. I was told they will work as we dont have huge birds fly in but sweet little doves and cardinals that sort if thing. I will post pics when dont but just cant wait to do a few and see Smiley and if all else I tried right Huh

 I will let you know...
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« Reply #27 on: April 14, 2013 12:55:46 AM »

Great tutorial Smiley
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