Asked on Oct 17, 2017

What are some projects using vinyl records?

Susan AllenKelly Condie ThompsonPeg


7 answers
  • Kim
    on Oct 17, 2017

    I’ve seen bowls made out of them though I wouldn’t think they would be food safe as is.
    If I remember correctly, the album was placed on top of a foil covered oven proof pan in a low temp (no higher than 200° to prevent toxic fumes) oven for awhile to form them.
    Then cool and you have a bowl!
  • Jewellmartin
    on Oct 17, 2017

    I remember when vinyl was going out because something (8 tracks?) was coming in. A person would heat her oven to 250 degrees, put the rack on the lowest level, place a baking sheet in the oven, turn a clay flowerpot upside down on a baking sheet, place a vinyl record on top of the pot, and leave the oven door closed for five minutes. When the door was opened, the record should have softened and partially melted over the pot. Sometimes it took a couple of minutes longer, with the door open. The the baking sheet was removed. Only when the record was completely cool would it be removed from the flowerpot and upended. The result was a fluted-side flowerpot with a hole in the bottom for drainage. The vinyl flowerpot couldn't be left in the sun too long, however, or it would start melting again! But it was great for house plants, and came in three sizes: 33 1/3, 45, and 78. It makes me shudder to think of all the valuable records melted this way, although very few of them were ever going to be valuable. Best wishes in what you choose 😇💞
  • Kelly Condie Thompson
    on Oct 17, 2017

    How valuable are these records? Before you destroy them, I would encourage you to check out these two sites. They are: and You could have some real gems there that others might enjoy listening to. Just a thought.....
  • Susan Allen
    on Oct 17, 2017

    Put them on your turntable, kick back, relax and listen to the tunes you loved so much you bought them.
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