Melting Records

I heard about this a long time ago and i finally decided to give it a try. So i went to the Salvation Army and bought a couple records, some real classics.
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Everyone online says to put the record on a bowl in the oven at 200 degrees for 5 minutes. I didn't find it to be that exactly. It depends on the record's thickness and if you're using a glass bowl that's already hot or not. I found that 7 or 10 minutes is sometimes needed for the thicker records. The good part is that if you screw up and make a bad one, you can always reheat it and try again. Because it is tough, you only have around 5-10 seconds to really get the shape you want, after removing it from the oven.how to melt records in the oven, make bowls, craft, project
You need oven mitts for the pans but the record itself cools down pretty quickly.
The ones i liked the most were made when i wedged them between two bowls. It gave it a tighter more defined shape.diy, melting records in the oven to make cool bowls
Or you can do it freehand and it gives it a more natural shape.

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Out of the 20 i made i only thought maybe 5 turned out ok. Here's some of the better ones.

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