This time around there are no cuts to make. All you need is a record, an oven, some corks, a knife, and an apple.
The apple is very important.
Step 1: Cut Some Cork
When you find four good specimens, cut off a half-inch or so, this part is up to you. Cut one first to use as a guide for the size of the others. Corks can have angled or rounded ends and the cut helps to flatten out one side.
Step 2: Place the Corks
Step 3: Place the Record
Now drop it into the oven, which should be at 200F and wait.
Step 4: Add the Apple
As the record softens more, the corks will start to lean inward as the apple pulls the to the middle. Rotate the pan and nudge the bottoms of the corks so that they are straight again.
Step 5: Remove and Shape
With both hands (one of mine was using the camera here), push the record around the corks as much as possible. This is the final shaping of the record and in less than a minute it will cool and harden.