How to break a CD?

flowerbugnd1(3b N.D.)June 6, 2004

I love the idea of a CD bowling ball, so I tried to break some. But, all they do is bend, and then the backing comes off. I tried to hammer one, but it just bounces off.

Help!

LeeAnn

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dgo1223(7 NW Ga)

Haven't tried one yet, but I read somewhere to cut it with scissors.

Donna

    Bookmark   June 6, 2004 at 2:05PM
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Kathy_in_Delaware

If you have a heatgun , blast it with some heat, ya might even try a blowdryer then cut with good scissors. The heat makes all the difference!
Kathy

    Bookmark   June 6, 2004 at 10:29PM
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Chris_eastTX

How bout a scroll saw to cut them certain shapes or jigsaw?...be easier?

    Bookmark   June 7, 2004 at 9:53PM
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Liatris(FraserCoast,Qld)

LeeAnn, please be sure to wear eye protection - when that stuff decides to shatter it shatters good.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2004 at 5:46PM
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adellabedella_usa

Try putting it in the freezer for a day and then hit it with a hammer. A lot of things shatter after they become cold enough. You might try sticking it in a ziplock or bag to contain the pieces while hammering.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2004 at 1:47AM
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flowerbugnd1(3b N.D.)

Just so you know; I finally tried the freezer method. It works great. Five minutes in the freezer, and you can break them with a hammer in a thick plastic bag. They warm up fast; you can only take one out at a time to break.
I made a CD bowling ball with them - well actually two, one for a friend. Turned out great.
Thanks for the help AdellaBedella!
LeeAnn

    Bookmark   July 12, 2004 at 4:45PM
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marie009(houston texas)

I give up. What is a CD bowling ball? I've been saving CDs with the idea that someday I'd find a creative/craft use for them. Could this be it? What is it? Marie009.

    Bookmark   September 1, 2004 at 9:53PM
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flowerbugnd1(3b N.D.)

Here is a picture of mine, Marie.
It is really easy to make, once you have broken the CD's. Just spread grout over the ball, and press in the broken CD pieces. Let dry.

LeeAnn

    Bookmark   September 2, 2004 at 10:31AM
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mysweetie75(tropics)

WOW, but i don't think my dad will let me to that to his bowling ball. But i sooooo want to make one!! wwwaaaaaahhhh.....

    Bookmark   September 29, 2004 at 2:19PM
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