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Make your own vinyl record?

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Alex sent in this short “make a record” article from Germany, it looks like they reproduced a record and the cloned copy lasts around 2 days, if anyone knows anything more about this, let us know, looks like a good project – Link & translated site.

14 thoughts on “Make your own vinyl record?

  1. Crud.. I wish I could find the link now, but when I was first learning to make plastic/resin molds, I tripped over a site where someone duplicated an LP.

    Basically, they just made a ons sided cast and then used a high tensile resin.

    I thought it was up on smooth-on’s page, but all they have now is stuff from other projects. http://www.smooth-on.com/liqplas.htm

    From what I remember, there wasn’t anything out of the ordinary needed.

  2. Doh. I just noticed the article had forward and back buttons for each of the pages. Now that I read it, this is spot on.

    The Smooth on OOMOO 30 is “Smooth-On OOMOO 30”. Smooth-On being a plastic company that sells a lot to hobbiest creators. You can get everything to try this project in a sampler. – http://www.smooth-on.com/Getting%20Started.asp

    I’ve been using this stuff for a few years now to make bitz for Warhammer figures.

  3. Hi,
    here’s my quick translation (google translate my get things wrong)

    “Although analog discs provide a better listening experience to many people, copying a vinyl record is worthwhile only for rare pieces. That is because the cost for doing that is around 60 Euro and it takes about 2 days time to get finished. Prior to the instructions, here comes the shopping list for DIYers:

    – wood framing, window putty and plier cutters from the hardware store
    – silicone, 00M00 30 oder 00M00 25 type
    – colored pigments from craft supply store
    – Smooth-on-task 4 synthetic resin
    – piece of glass , e.g. from a cheap picture framing”

    Looks like a great project, as it seems, instructions are gonna follow…
    Best regards,
    p-cord.

  4. Hi,
    here’s my quick translation (google translate my get things wrong)

    “Although analog discs provide a better listening experience to many people, copying a vinyl record is worthwhile only for rare pieces. That is because the cost for doing that is around 60 Euro and it takes about 2 days time to get finished. Prior to the instructions, here comes the shopping list for DIYers:

    – wood framing, window putty and plier cutters from the hardware store
    – silicone, 00M00 30 oder 00M00 25 type
    – colored pigments from craft supply store
    – Smooth-on-task 4 synthetic resin
    – piece of glass , e.g. from a cheap picture framing”

    Looks like a great project, as it seems, instructions are gonna follow…
    Best regards,
    p-cord.

  5. Hi,
    here’s my quick translation (google translate my get things wrong)

    “Although analog discs provide a better listening experience to many people, copying a vinyl record is worthwhile only for rare pieces. That is because the cost for doing that is around 60 Euro and it takes about 2 days time to get finished. Prior to the instructions, here comes the shopping list for DIYers:

    – wood framing, window putty and plier cutters from the hardware store
    – silicone, 00M00 30 oder 00M00 25 type
    – colored pigments from craft supply store
    – Smooth-on-task 4 synthetic resin
    – piece of glass , e.g. from a cheap picture framing”

    Looks like a great project, as it seems, instructions are gonna follow…
    Best regards,
    p-cord.

  6. Occasionally you can find 7″ vinyl cutting/pressing machines on ebay for ~70$

    My friend’s band did an entire release just using one of these, they were very popular in the Fort Thunder experimental music scene (fortthunder.org)

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