Author: Joe_Majury, Contributing Editor
|Do you get fed up throwing away all those CD's that come free with computer magazines, and in junk mail?
Well, instead of throwing them away; sit back, and watch while I show you how to make a lovely, luminous, Sculpture.
I will show you all the materials you'll need; tell you where I went wrong; how I fixed it, and other problems I came up against.
This was very much a "fly by the seat of your pants" project, and it changed daily.
I had 3 titles for this piece:
"Candle in the Wind"
"Soft Lights & Music", and
I hope you like the one I chose.
This is the second of such Sculptures using old CD's.
The first one can be viewed at Digisaurus
|Here are some of the basic requirements:
Wooden base cut approx. 12" wide.
(I started with softwood (BIG mistake) and later changed to hardwood).
LOTS of old CD's
1 chrome pole; 4 ft. long, and 22cm thick
1 chrome pole; 4 ft. long, and 26cm thick
Old metal washers, nuts, bolts
I will explain later; the need for the Soldering iron, and the problem I had with the wooden base.
|Here you see the 2 chrome poles.
They need to be at least 4 ft. in length. The only other requirement is that one should be able to slide over the other.
The ones I used were 26cm, and 22cm; you can change this, but one MUST be able to slide over the other.
|Here, I used chrome paint to give the board a nice metallic look.|
|Next, I used a pipe cutter on the thickest (26cm) chrome pole, and cut it to the size I wanted.
I cut off 9 pieces; each 4" in length.
These slide over the 22cm pole that will be set into the wood. They will act as spacers to separate the CD's.