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Compact DIsk Coasters Answered

Well, I have some cork place mats that are lounging around and also have tons of useless old CDs, so I was wondering about making an instructable for CD coasters. I know that Im going to cut out circles of the cork and put the CDs on them then....but what should I do the CDs before I glue them on? Should I microwave them? Should I paint them? Should I shatter the CDs and then glue them on? How good are CDs at absorbing heat? Just some of my burning questions.

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Zippy_Pyromaniac

10 years ago

Im working on 3 instructables right now, maybe Ill work on it on MLK day

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Kiteman

10 years ago

How about doing all of those?

Your ible could be about making a set of coasters.

(CDs don't absorb much heat at all, but they can easily resist enough to make a coaster. In fact, technically, their reflective nature will actually help keep drinks hot if you need to place them on a cold surface.)

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swolenogginKiteman

Reply 10 years ago

I would love to see a instructable done on this. I help a veterans org collect cd's, unfortunately we cant accept burned copies and we were thinking about something to do with them, instead of throwing them away. Can someone email me with instructions on how to do this. Operationveteransvacation@gmail.com.