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dannyandamie
2007-06-02, 11:17 PM
Hey everyone, I was just thinking about what I should do with all the CDR/DVD spindles that they come on. Didn't know if anyone had any artistic or creative uses for them. I've been trying to think of some but have had no luck. I put most of my burned discs into binders, so I have alot of these things and hate to throw them away. Thanks!!!!!!

U2Lynne
2007-06-02, 11:20 PM
I use them for computer backups. I number them and throw them on the spindle. I've never had to use one, knock on wood, but I am backed up.

dannyandamie
2007-06-02, 11:28 PM
I'm talking about the actual spindle. I put most of my discs in album binders and have a ton of the plastic holders.

direwolf-pgh
2007-06-02, 11:45 PM
:disbelief im just gonna play nice & not offer any suggestions :D

Tubular
2007-06-03, 01:30 AM
You could put data discs on them (SHN, FLAC, etc.) and just use binders for audio CD's and DVD's.

spiritinaphoto
2007-06-04, 01:11 AM
I've got the perfect solution for you. Stop buying your media on spindles...order the stuff that comes in tape wrap instead. You unwrap the blanks and put them on your old spindle. I've got two 100-capacity cake boxes that originally came with some Taiyos and I just reuse them (one for blank CDs, one for DVDs). As long as you don't open the tape wrap, it is perfectly fine to store the discs that way if you're out of empty spindles to put them in.

I'm certain there are other solutions besides reusing them, but I'll leave them to the imagination. Worst comes to worst, maybe you can recycle them.

Audioarchivist
2007-06-04, 08:02 PM
Maybe you can find someone with an artistic flair for the dramatic, and you can provide them with their new sculpture materials...

Maybe some sort of leaning tower of bootleg data??

Just check out the recycling option, if you've really no need for them.

LeifH12345
2007-06-04, 09:40 PM
Nail a hole in the very top of the actual spindle and use it for an incense burner.

direwolf-pgh
2007-06-04, 09:46 PM
place a couple spindles on the floor
cut the top cylinder cover into rings

play a game of 'party ring-toss'

:dance:

direwolf-pgh
2007-06-04, 10:02 PM
screw them to a wall to make a coat rack :lol:

mooncusser
2007-06-04, 10:13 PM
bake a bunch of small bundt cakes and store them in the plastic cases

spiritinaphoto
2007-06-04, 10:57 PM
place a couple spindles on the floor
cut the top cylinder cover into rings

play a game of 'party ring-toss'

:dance:
If you want to make the game of ring toss really hard, use "coasters" instead of cut up spindle cover. Yet another use for the ubiquitous coaster. ;)

Actually on second thought, maybe the person could leave the spindle cover intact, glue the base of the spindle to the top of the cover, then use the pointy bit of the spindle to stake it into the ground. Play "coaster golf" in the convenience of your own backyard...try to toss your coaster frisbees into the baskets created by the upside down cover shells.

paddington
2007-06-05, 10:32 PM
this is a nice, civil thread.
No one has posted the obvious suggestion.

:thumbsup

mooncusser
2007-06-05, 10:46 PM
I'm waiting for direwolf to do that - he already hinted...

SuprSknk
2007-06-06, 12:20 AM
http://youtube.com/watch?v=dEDS88kUUEw

GRC
2007-06-06, 04:52 PM
I ran out of shelf space for burned CDs in cases a long while ago; so my obvious suggestion is ;

Keep the burned CDs on the spindles. They take up a lot less space that way.

Regards, Graham

diggrd
2007-06-08, 12:01 AM
http://gizmodo.com/assets/resources/2007/04/bageltogo.jpg

paddington
2007-06-08, 12:04 AM
http://gizmodo.com/assets/resources/2007/04/bageltogo.jpg





:clap: :clap::clap::clap::clap:

spiritinaphoto
2007-06-08, 12:58 AM
http://gizmodo.com/assets/resources/2007/04/bageltogo.jpg
:lmao: :lmao: :lmao:

I wonder how well they hold up in the dishwasher and microwave.

velvetsailor
2007-06-17, 02:09 AM
I saw the spindle off at the base with a hacksaw, twist the bottom back into locked onto the clear plastic cover, and turn the suckers upside down.

Then I have see-thru stackable containers for nuts, bolts, nails, bong parts... uh I mean lamp parts, and other assorted sundry hardware. They even come in different sizes, depending on what size spindle is on sale, to suit different sized contents.

U2Lynne
2007-06-17, 11:06 AM
I saw the spindle off at the base with a hacksaw, twist the bottom back into locked onto the clear plastic cover, and turn the suckers upside down.

Then I have see-thru stackable containers for nuts, bolts, nails, bong parts... uh I mean lamp parts, and other assorted sundry hardware. They even come in different sizes, depending on what size spindle is on sale, to suit different sized contents.
Reminds me of what my Dad used to do with babyfood jars. He would then nail the lids to the underside of a shelf above his workbench. That's a pretty good idea! :thumbsup

trustthex
2007-06-17, 11:16 AM
lol, the proper term is water pipe