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rekordSLEEVE - the musically oriented phone case that's not just for hipsters and DJs anymore.

I love my phone.  It carries the music that I listen to every day.  Music that's evolved so much over the last couple of decades.  Though today the iPod may be the universal symbol of music, the days when we all used to listen to vinyl records wasn't too far back.  The sentimental value these records hold is enough to keep them around long after the medium has been realistically dead, and yet we hesitate to throw them away even though we never get much use out of them.

Well now there's a way to change that.  The vintage appeal of vinyl record fuses with the style and everyday functionality of the iPhone to create the RekordSleeve - a vinyl based phone sleeve that's an easy DIY project, perfect for any and all music lovers.

We all have records sitting around, why not turn one into a phone case?  It doesn't have to be in great condition (in fact I'd be fairly upset if you destroyed something of value), but old worn albums or wax records that are warped are great candidates for this quick and easy how to.

Difficulty: Low (as long as you follow safety)
Duration: <1 day
 
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Step 1: DISCLAIMER

Vinyl records, when burned, create a dangerous gas that is harmful to humans.  As such, there is an inherent danger when working with shaping vinyl records.  This guide uses heat to warm up the material to a point where it is just barely flexible enough to bend and cut, but not much more.  Always use a heat gun on a low setting and work in small passes.  Work in a well-ventilated area and wear proper protective equipment!  If the record ever ignites or starts smoking, do NOT inhale the fumes- follow emergency procedures immediately.  

FOLLOW THROUGH WITH THIS PROJECT AT YOUR OWN RISK.  IF YOU ARE UNCOMFORTABLE OR DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE DOING, DON'T DO IT!!
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