A record bowl is a classic project where you can reuse an outdated item: a vinyl record. With CDs even on their way out it's safe to say that many records can be safely molded into something new without the world losing any of its music.
In this Instructable, I will be showing off two versions of this bowl. The classic style and a newer one.
Step 1: The classic record bowl
Reshaping the vinyl requires getting the record a little hot. Not too hot, though.
The easiest way of doing this is to set your over for 220F/100C and tossing the record in there for a few minutes. When it's completely warmed up it will have the texture and floppiness of a fruit roll-up. You can now shape it any way you want.
Other methods include dipping the record in boiling water or heating it up with a heat gun.