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Who doesn't want to have a unique clock! Plus let's admit it...sometimes some really cheap records....well...they aren't great.

Step 1: Find a Record

Some record stores have super cheap records that aren't very popular. These ones are the best to use for the record clock because they do not have a high value to them.

Step 2: Laser Cut File and Add the Clock

Next set up your laser cut file to cut though the record! I did it in the shape of batman with a cut and raster pattern. After you laser cut not, add on the back of the clock piece through the hole in the record! You can find a clock set at any hardware store and they come with great instructions.

ALTERNATIVE OPTION: If you do not have access to a laser cutter or do not wish to do so, you can always do this record clock without cutting it or by painting it a different color to stand out!

TIP: If you are cheap like me, going to a place like goodwill, buying, and taking the working portion out of an existing clock will work just as well!

Step 3: Enjoy!

Enjoy your Batman Record Clock! It's super great and super unique and ready to be in your home!

<p>Do you know what would cut a record other than a laser?</p>
<p>hot knife. like this: https://www.amazon.com/Dremel-1550-Versa-Multipurpose-Tool/dp/B0000302YM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1473637065&amp;sr=8-2&amp;keywords=hot+knife</p>
<p>Hello! I know that you can use a strong pair of scissors if you have a steady hand or a sharp exacto knife. However, you will have do a few passes with the exacto knife and I always have a hard time making it look clean or not cracking, so I use the laser cutter I have access to. </p>
<p>I've made a similar clock before. If you dont have access to a laser cutter the proper tool to use is a hot-knife. Basically a soldering iron with a scalpel tip on it. Records are fairly brittle and don't cut well by traditional means</p>
now that is just cool! any idea if a table scroll saw will work to cut, or will it crack the album?
<p>Yes, It's still worth trying with gloves, a face mask and eye protection... maybe on a thinner vinyl album it would work better (they are all &quot;vinyl&quot;, but also all made of different things and thicknesses (hence a big reason they stopped mass producing vinyl)). Bakelite albums might be better (as the author suggests), but I doubt it. Plus that stuff is much more fragile than vinyl.<br><br>Trust me... I have tried this before. The vinyl didn't cut, it literally just broke off into tiny fragments (some not so tiny). It was like working with a sand blaster without a booth. I had the stuff everywhere.</p>
<p>No clue, however thrift stores often have records for cheap (the one I used was $0.50) so it's worth testing. </p><p>With that being said cracking would be the biggest problem, I would look for a heavier gram vinyl most I see in thrift stores are 150 but there are a view 180gram or 200gram. </p><p>if you do try this pleas take precaution and be save when cutting. vinyl records can become really sharp when shattered and if they are to fragile may explode.</p>
<p>STOP!</p><p>Do not laser cut vinyl records. The material is actually PVC (poly vinyl chloride) which give off poisonous fumes when cut with a laser cutter, and is on the DO NOT CUT list of materials for lasers!</p><p>DANGER! </p>
<p><strong>POW !! , zaP !!! , SWISSSSH !!!!! </strong>, Batman! Your's looks so cool, I want '<em>my</em>' silhouette on an up-cycled vinyl record, too!</p>
Do you have to use a laser cutter?
<p>No, you can use an exacto knife or a pair of scissors. Another suggestion that I have is to paint the record.</p>

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