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DIY: Eco-Dumbbells From Old CDs

By Jenn (TinyChoices.com) | August 14, 2008

CD dumbbellNow this is totally amazing– using 150 old CDs plus some basic hardware, you can make a 10-pound dumbbell. This is a super way to reuse CDs which were heading towards the recycling bin, and avoid buying a new set of dumbbells (which eliminates waste/pollution from mining, shipping, and forging the metal, and shipping the finished product).

If you don’t happen to have 150 used CDs laying around, post a note on Freecycle or within the free section of your local Craigslist, and I’m willing to bet you’ll find someone who will bless you for taking their “trash” off their hands.

I don’t necessarily love the look of CD decor, but this is just a smart case of repurposing items which already exist in order to avoid the production of new items (which very well might up sitting at the bottom of your my closet and gathering dust). Plus, cheap!

{Link via MickeyZ, via Craftzine}
[Image via Daily Danny]

Topics: Crafts/DIY, Waste | 9 Comments »

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2008-08-14 09:22:33

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Comment by Frank
2008-08-16 21:08:34

Vinyl 45′s work too! I have a bunch of ‘em on a dumbell “spindle” right now!

Comment by Jenn
2008-08-23 23:53:05

You figured out the retro version! You’re old skool, Frankyboy…

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2008-08-20 06:55:40

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Comment by paper shredder
2009-06-03 03:28:58

Hey pal, really awesome post from you. My friend owns a personal shredder and he feels really relaxed when he’s able to get rid of his trash using his shredder.

2009-11-25 19:06:22

[...] 10 pound dumbbells? I swear they are charging by the pound or more… Maybe I could make my own? DIY: Eco-Dumbbells From Old CDs | Tiny Choices ok…so I might not be that desperate…yet. But just wanted to [...]

Comment by Modica
2009-12-16 03:03:36

Nice work, that should help a lot of people get a use out of their old music.

2011-06-23 05:09:12

great thinking. I’ll try to do the same if there will be a need of dumbbell. great effort. :)

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