Had fun drilling spiders today

Can’t believe how many of these spiders I must have thrown away! I have some on the way though so I can make more of these soon. Got an order already so looking forward to lot’s more spider drilling.
Amazed that someone I went school with commented on this picture ” Brilliant, but what are spiders?”
I could explain myself, but posted this wiki link to get more fluent description.

45 rpm adapter
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“45″ RPM automatic spindle adapters.

The 45 RPM plastic insert is a symbol for the music enthusiast.
A 45 rpm adapter (also 45 rpm record insert, or 45 rpm spindle adapter) is a small plastic or metal insert that goes in the middle of a 45-rpm record so it will play on a turntable. The adapter could be a small solid circle that fits onto the bottom of the spindle (meaning only one 45 could be played at a time) or a larger adapter that fits over the entire spindle, permitting a stack of 45s to be played.
[edit]The Spider

The former RCA Corporation introduced a snap-in plastic insert known as a spider to make 45 rpm records compatible with the smaller spindle size of a 33⅓ rpm LP record player. Commissioned by RCA president David Sarnoff and invented by Thomas Hutchison, spiders were prevalent in the 1960s and sold tens of millions per year.

Peddlar’s licence unchanged since 1891

Apart from the making of my stock, bloging to get traffic to the website, doing stalls in clubs & fairs, generally doing all the things I need to do to make a kinda living from recycling vinyl the way I do, It is a must to try every way possible to promote.
After a friend suggested it, I called the police yesterday re: applying for a peddlar’s licence. It only costs £12.25 a year & is use able UK wide. I’m sure it will be worth the £12.25 outlay to get myself a licence. What I did not realise is how funny this unchanged since 1871 licence reads. I could not find all the policewoman read to me yesterday in a happy & giggly fashion..but there was a bit in it somewhere about nettles & here is a small section that I could find. Getting one of these very soon & glad to get in there before the law changes as this licence is on the list of things needing amendment for keeping laws up to date.

“any hawker, pedlar, petty chapman, tinker, caster of metals, mender of chairs, or other person
who, without any horse, or other beast of bearing or drawing burden, travels and trades on foot
and goes from town to town or to other men’s house, carrying or selling or exposing for sale
any goods, wares, merchandise immediately to be delivered, or selling or offering his skill in
handicraft.”

Cutting in the sunshine

I have grazed knuckles today from sitting in the rare sunshine today making more rings & brooches for up coming stalls. The more I do this, the more I see that is usable in records. This week I have made for the first time brooches, necklaces & rings in the black & silver HMV label & black & silver Columbia.



I think I will be making cuff links of these 2 types in a week or so when new bases arrive.