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Topic: Somewhat Smooth Record Bowl  (Read 5474 times)
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« on: January 07, 2008 05:27:52 PM »

So... my mother came up with this crazy idea of making the smooth sided record bowls, and I didn't think it would work. But it did! We have this giant glass bowl that you are supposed to fill with water and float candles in it. So we set the record on top of that, and put a heavy drinking glass in the middle. Then I heated it up from the outside in with a heat gun and when it got warm enough, I pushed down on the glass, stretching it a little bit. It is extremely hard to get the bowl really symmetrical and it didn't make a very deep bowl (it's more of a deep plate), but I think the idea has potential. I think I just need a better bowl, and I have to figure out how much I can stretch the record without tearing it.

The Record being made into a bowl. . .

The bowl. . .

The finished record bowl (it doesn't look this wonky in real life). . .
« Last Edit: January 07, 2008 05:34:32 PM by staciey » THIS ROCKS   Logged

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« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2008 05:33:11 PM »

That's really neat! I mean, who doesn't like the regular kind, but this is really cool looking too. It's nice there's a different option.

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« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2008 06:05:25 PM »

I always wondered if the heat gun method would work. Not that I want a smooth one XD just dont want to smell up the house, and I can take my heat gun outside  Grin
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2008 07:41:49 PM »

that's awesome! Grin i always wondered how they made those smooth bowls.... now i just need to find (and buy) a heat gun... i dont think i've ever seen them in australia. Huh Ah well, an excuse to hang around at the hardware store  Wink
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2008 07:56:45 PM »

Yeah, the heat gun is nice for the fumes, plus for making the ruffled bowls, you can heat small areas that you want to fix. I like it Smiley

« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2008 10:37:03 PM »

that is a really cool looking bowl! Great work.

« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2008 11:07:52 AM »

What does wonky mean?Huh
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