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« on: April 28, 2008 11:52:36 AM »

So I had never made bowls or anything out of records before but I have a ton of records that are not worth listening to, so I decided to experiment. I had the idea to make a clock out of a record. Anyways, it's a little rough, I'd like to try again and there are somethings I would change, but for an experiment it's pretty cool. Sorry about the pictures, the flash sort of washes out the colors. Comments and criticisms would be awesome!
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I warped the record in the oven, made a sticker to cover the original record label, bought the actual clock part from Michaels, made my own hands out of cardstock and glued them on and so on. The numbers I made with polymer clay, but my oven must be way hotter than it says it is because they burnt within 10 minutes and turned all black so I painted them... as you can see I already messed up the paint on the 8. Oh well, like I said, it was just an experiment! Tongue
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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2008 11:15:28 PM »

Now that is really cool.  It did turn out okay.  Great experiment.  I hope you continue.
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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2008 05:25:55 AM »

this is so cool! I'v seen clocks made form records before but never warped in this way. did you not burn your hands?

i think i might give this a go!
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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2008 04:28:51 PM »

I found directions on how to warp the record on the internet. But when you bake them, they do get hot, but not too hot to touch.
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« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2008 05:05:29 PM »

ive tried melting records before, but i just couldnt find a pot good enough to hold up the center and mold it right, without some of it melting too far down, or getting a crooked bowl shape in the center. what did you use for your center? i couldnt get more than five waves.
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« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2008 02:04:19 PM »

Honestly, I just kind of went with it. I didn't use a bowl to shape it, I just did it with my hands. As it cooled it hardened slowly. I have about a million crap old records so I obviously didn't get it on the first try, you just kind of have to get a feel for it. Also, as long as you don't melt it too much, you can keep re-heating it and trying more stuff. Good luck!
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« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2008 05:28:52 AM »

that is super cool.. nice job!
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« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2008 05:33:21 AM »

I found directions on how to warp the record on the internet. But when you bake them, they do get hot, but not too hot to touch.

do you know the site? i am very interested in doing something similar!
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