Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - reuse - cd http://www.instructables.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:25:57 PDT BLOX v1.01 Thrift Store Clock Upcycle http://www.instructables.com/id/Thrift-Store-Clock-Upcycle/
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Tue, 20 May 2014 20:14:39 PDT
CD case calendar http://www.instructables.com/id/CD-case-calendar/
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Sun, 12 Jan 2014 19:34:39 PST
CD Case Secret Compartment http://www.instructables.com/id/CD-Case-Secret-Compartment/
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Mon, 9 Dec 2013 17:53:13 PST
Make a Kumihimo Disk Out of a CD http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-Kumihimo-Disk-Out-of-a-CD/
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Sun, 16 Sep 2012 20:30:18 PDT
Stand Alone CD Player http://www.instructables.com/id/Stand-Alone-CD-Player/
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Fri, 17 Aug 2012 06:53:53 PDT
Quick and Dirty Disk Case http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-and-Dirty-Disk-Case/
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Sat, 7 Apr 2012 22:02:55 PDT
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Thu, 23 Feb 2012 08:31:45 PST
Flip book on CD http://www.instructables.com/id/Flip-book-on-CD/
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Tue, 24 Jan 2012 12:57:14 PST
5.25 inch floppy disk CD case http://www.instructables.com/id/525-inch-floppy-disk-CD-case/
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Sun, 22 Jan 2012 08:58:50 PST
Secret CD-drive stash http://www.instructables.com/id/Secret-CD-drive-stash/
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Mon, 20 Jun 2011 10:58:04 PDT
CD Coffee Table http://www.instructables.com/id/CD-Coffee-Table/
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Tue, 19 Apr 2011 20:57:12 PDT
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Thu, 18 Nov 2010 19:26:53 PST
44 Fanciful Uses for Dud Discs http://www.instructables.com/id/44-Fanciful-Uses-for-Dud-Discs/
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Sun, 10 Oct 2010 04:00:42 PDT
CD Butterfly photo frame http://www.instructables.com/id/CD-Butterfly-photo-frame/
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Tue, 9 Mar 2010 22:05:00 PST
Recycling an old CD-ROM drive into a magnetic noteboard! http://www.instructables.com/id/Recycling-an-old-CD-ROM-drive-into-a-magnetic-note/
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Sun, 7 Mar 2010 18:25:16 PST
CD/DVD Roofing Concept http://www.instructables.com/id/CDDVD-Roofing-Concept/
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Wed, 24 Feb 2010 05:58:45 PST
Old Cd Drive Cool Storage http://www.instructables.com/id/Old-Cd-Drive-Cool-Storage/
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Wed, 17 Feb 2010 19:59:04 PST
How To Make A Audio CD player From Old Cdrom http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Make-A-Audio-CD-player-From-Old-Cdrom/
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Sat, 6 Feb 2010 01:11:06 PST
CD Magnet http://www.instructables.com/id/CD-Magnet/
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Mon, 7 Sep 2009 18:43:49 PDT
Things to do with a old computer http://www.instructables.com/id/Things-to-do-with-a-old-computer/
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Mon, 16 Feb 2009 13:46:04 PST
how to make a disk spinner from an old CD drive http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-make-a-disk-spinner/
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Fri, 9 Jan 2009 19:51:35 PST
CD sleeve from outdated electronics http://www.instructables.com/id/CD-sleeve-from-outdated-electronics/
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Sun, 14 Dec 2008 18:51:27 PST
CD Rack From Old CDs http://www.instructables.com/id/CD-Rack-From-Old-CDs/
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Mon, 12 May 2008 17:40:48 PDT
Make use of CD's as a pencil holder http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-use-of-CDs-as-a-pencil-holder/
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Fri, 21 Mar 2008 12:28:28 PDT
Retro Hi-Fi Project http://www.instructables.com/id/Retro-Hi-Fi-Project/
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Sun, 20 May 2007 04:29:19 PDT
What to do with all those AOL CD's http://www.instructables.com/id/What-to-do-with-all-those-AOL-CD-s/
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