In honor of record store day this weekend, I say it’s time to depart with your old records that are scratched and make a record bowl… and then go out to your local independent record store and purchase some new records to play.
All you need is an oven and an oven-proof “form/mold” for the record to melt onto for shape. You could even use glass mixing bowls as your form/mold. First heat the oven to 200 degrees and place the glass bowl inside, upside-down, to pre-heat. Once heated, set the record on top of the warmed bowl, making sure to center it. After just a few minutes the record will begin to soften and drape onto the glass bowl. At this point you can quickly reach in and adjust some of the folds, but you won’t have a lot of time before they harden into place. The smaller bowl was on the bottom (still upside down) and once the record started to melt, he placed the larger bowl on top of it to help even out the natural ruffle shape that occurs. And there you have it, a vinyl record shaped in to a bowl.
For step by step directions, go HERE!