Introduction: Bookend Made of CDs.

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Here's how to make a decent bookend out of used CDs.
Firstly, gather materials up(no glue needed):
1.soldering iron
2.three or more CDs
3.bow saw

Step 1: Cut the Slices

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As the picture shown below,three cds are needed here,two as the base and back ,and two slices as strengthening ribs.

Use a bow saw to cut all the cds with proper size and two grooves on the base cd for mount ribs.

Step 2: Assembling

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"Soldering" foregoing pieces at both sides of joints.

Warning: During this process might emit toxic gas.

Step 3: Done & Tests.

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That's it,a stylish bookend for free. This ins. is compatible with CD and DVDs(HD & Blue-ray might be work)
These transparent disks are made of CD-ROM by filing it's back layers.
Have fun!


Gonazar (author)2009-11-17

Don't you get melted plastic stuck to your soldering iron?
I think I would go with an epoxy instead.

13senses (author)Gonazar2011-01-06

Yaeh, glue is a better solution, that's the awesomeness of instructables, thing improves.

mbudde (author)Gonazar2009-11-18

That's why you would either use a different tip from normal or use a different soldering iron.

Treasure Tabby (author)2009-11-23

Oh a great use for duds.
Will have to try. :)

j574sbi (author)2009-07-10

could super or gorilla glue accomplish this?

gnuoy (author)j574sbi2009-07-22

I tried with super glue and it worked perfectly, already made 8 here

gnuoy (author)2009-07-05

Seems very interesting, will try to make some later :3

Dsk001 (author)2009-06-19

I finally have a use for those extra clear disk's in the blank dvd spindles.

NeonLime (author)2008-05-14

Great Idea! "Soldering" Them Is A More Permanent Way To do It But Used A Soldering Iron On Anything Other Than The Solder Can Ruin It, Otherwise A Great Idea!

Ortzinator (author)NeonLime2009-03-14

Just make sure the tips are replaceable. :P

ll.13 (author)2008-05-14

Looks good! (:

13senses (author)ll.132008-05-15

Ths ,and so do your PCB bracelet.what a cool stuff it is.

LinuxH4x0r (author)2008-05-14

good idea!

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