There are tons of instructables online for making a bowl (caution: not for food) from an old vinyl record. I had always wanted to try it, but didn’t have a record to sacrifice. Thanks to Max I did now.
I put together my rig an upside down glass bowl on a cookie sheet and added Max’s warped Three Dog Night LP. Oven at 200 and away we go.
I tried a second time on the other Three Dog Night album I had lying around since now I knew what I was dealing with. There certainly is a technique to it. My results were mixed.
These are sorry-looking bowls, but as a novelty, they work. Maybe putting a record over the concave side of a larger glass bowl and then setting a smaller glass bowl on top and letting gravity shape it would make a more even shape. Who knows. I wasn’t going to melt all the records I own, but I did try one for me, from the potential record clock pile…
“Neil Young – Decade” album side 5 and 6 as a bowl. Note I got fancy and pinched the sides a bit more.
The anal retentive in me (not aural retentive) is mad I couldn’t get the points symmetrical, but I guess I have to live with it. Some duct tape over the hole and you have a killer change collection bowl, or ticket stub bowl. The possibilities are endless.
I wonder if a 78 would be pliable enough?
A 45 would make a really nice sized change dish. Hmmm….