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« on: January 06, 2018 01:47:33 PM »

After accepting my dad's old record collection and sorting it into keep/sell/donate, I still had a bunch that were either damaged or just... things no one would want.  Tongue

So I gave one right back to him in the form of this 3D hawk!



The pattern I drew up slots 3 pieces together, but they were a little loose so I ended up hot gluing them in place. I touched up the glue with black paint so it wouldn't be noticeable.



It's now hung above some plants in my dad's office, and looks pretty nice there.



I also made some more simple ornaments to give to family and friends for Christmas - 3 bears, 2 cats, and 1 leopard gecko!







For all of these, I used a woodburning tool with a razor blade attachment to cut through the vinyl, and then a thin tip to burn a small hole for hanging. I smoothed out the edges a bit with 120 grit sandpaper. 
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« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2018 01:59:03 PM »

The hawk is wonderful! Why didn't I know you made my kitty?!? Love her.
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« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2018 02:25:17 PM »

These are awesome, especially the gecko!  Grin
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how cool!
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« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2018 03:04:52 PM »

That is just the coolest thing ever!
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« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2018 06:13:02 PM »

Thanks folks!

Why didn't I know you made my kitty?!? Love her.

Haha I don't know! I guess I was distracted by opening stockings. Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2018 05:00:03 AM »

They look fantastic.  A great reuse of records that no one will use as records!
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« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2018 08:52:17 AM »

I love my vinyl kittycat too! I might be requesting some silhouettes in the future. Wink
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« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2018 10:36:54 AM »

These are pretty sweet!  I've seen old records made into some interesting things, but never anything quite like these, and I've always loved slot-and-tab 2.5D figures.

Interestingly, when I first looked at the first image, before reading your text, I interpreted the hawk as a ghostly figure (I saw the wing farther away from us as the "head", the bird's head and tail as "arms", and the wing closer to us as a tattered sheet).
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« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2018 06:10:22 AM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley
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