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Things to do with old CDs – make a light switch plate

Things to do with old CDs – make a light switch plate

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  1. Aesithair Runekafi

    February 1, 2018 at 3:28 am

    I still have about 500 to 600 CD. I am currently getting back into Vinyl. I am refurbishing a 1983 Yamaha Direct Drive.

  2. Arun Kumar

    February 1, 2018 at 3:28 am

    I used to listen on tape

  3. Booober

    February 1, 2018 at 3:28 am

    u so load

  4. My Crew

    February 1, 2018 at 3:28 am

    Video was made seven years ago, onemillion views, and only 426 comments

  5. ChihuahuaMom

    February 1, 2018 at 3:28 am

    I say BULLSHIT!! You listened to music on 8 tracks.

  6. MARTIN NDOMONDO

    February 1, 2018 at 3:28 am

    OMG! You are damn noisy!!

  7. 890mikes

    February 1, 2018 at 3:28 am

    Great Idea.   You could use old  scratched CDs with the label showing.  I would have used a different knob.  It was a lot of work to use a plastic one.

  8. Texan boy Outdoors

    February 1, 2018 at 3:28 am

    Clock with

  9. Brad Stidem

    February 1, 2018 at 3:28 am

    house?

  10. Violent Kisses

    February 1, 2018 at 3:28 am

    Frisbee!

  11. Mark Byrne

    February 1, 2018 at 3:28 am

    Or just dump the feckin thing in the bin 😉

  12. Dolly Padgett

    February 1, 2018 at 3:28 am

    a DVD lock

  13. rita haddad

    February 1, 2018 at 3:28 am

    play cards with the CD

  14. AzuriteT3

    February 1, 2018 at 3:28 am

    you could make a REALLY big light switch cover and put a vinyl in it.

  15. Constantino Angules

    February 1, 2018 at 3:28 am

    jlines

  16. MAMEinator

    February 1, 2018 at 3:28 am

    Those are DVD-R's

  17. Jamei Mcleod

    February 1, 2018 at 3:28 am

    you might really like to make this with a hard drive platter

  18. Robert King

    February 1, 2018 at 3:28 am

    Old CDs can be strung around the vegetable patch on string or some such thing to scare away birds as they move in the breeze.

  19. Jordan Martellaro

    February 1, 2018 at 3:28 am

    darude sandstorm…

  20. Kszenics Emanuel

    February 1, 2018 at 3:28 am

    you could make a clock of them, i've made one and it looks kinda cool, if you search the google with "clock of cds" you'll get your inspiration:)
    regards

  21. Raquel Bauman

    February 1, 2018 at 3:28 am

    lamp shade, heat formed bowl candle holder, i have more but those are my secret lol.

  22. Edgar Alvarado

    February 1, 2018 at 3:28 am

    Just counter sink the wooden base and screw that onto the wall. Then use contact tape of a few drops of an regular glue to attach the CD to base and voila, no ugly looking screws will show.

  23. mag num

    February 1, 2018 at 3:28 am

    Listening to music on a cd… it'll never catch on.

  24. kerpowjs

    February 1, 2018 at 3:28 am

    You've out ghetto'd yourself on this one Steve.

  25. dano1HE

    February 1, 2018 at 3:28 am

    slow down!!!!

  26. Phaedra Beauvais

    February 1, 2018 at 3:28 am

    YOINK – Idea stolen for a lathe project 🙂 Thanks Steve!

  27. Dato 다투

    February 1, 2018 at 3:28 am

  28. ShadowcasterZero

    February 1, 2018 at 3:28 am

    Well you probably won't know what im talking about, but a decade ago a friend of mine took a bunch of CDs and some cardboard shipping tubes and made a miniatures war game scene for a game called Necromunda. It was for the tower scenario, which was like a Mad Max meets Climbing for Dollars, where your miniature gang member had to climb to the top first before being shot down or eaten by monsters, or shot and killed by the other players

  29. Tony Hardy

    February 1, 2018 at 3:28 am

    I was thinking also to make a actual LED lights fixture with them, your switch plate ideal gave me ideal to create a infinite mirror switch plate out of the cd's and clear glass together with the LED's creates not only a switch plate but a night light built into the switch plate with the infinite mirror trick/ideal, but this would be a custom design to fit the wall if i did it, to keep the switch plate close to flush with the wall, because an infinite mirror light fixture is about an 1 1/2 inches thick, but also could use the ideal to create infinite mirror lights in the ceiling. Thanks for the fun video.

  30. Tony Hardy

    February 1, 2018 at 3:28 am

    Nice light sw. plate ideal. I am not sure how good cd's will take direct sunlight, but a possible ideal(first i would need to know how they will handle the sunlight, will they last, etc…)is to use them in the direct sunlight to harvest the sunlight, using them to build a parabolic type sunlight collector/concentrator. Could be arranged on a parabolic shaped shell, filling the entire shell with a surface of the cd's with the reflective being used to concentrate the light to a single point for energy/heat/light harvesting. But if the cd's don't work or hold up in the sun, the recycled hard drives discs will, i think they are aluminum,  lol

  31. reed cronk

    February 1, 2018 at 3:28 am

    I've seen cds used to Shingle a dog house!

  32. Nikola Sablic

    February 1, 2018 at 3:28 am

    ti si prvi covek na svetu koji je cirkularom napravio krug! legenda!

  33. Jim Fortune

    February 1, 2018 at 3:28 am

    I've lived through vinyl, reel to reel, eight tracks, tape cassettes, and now you're telling me CDs are obsolete? God I feel old.

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