[vcf-midatlantic] Hard drive art

Jonathan Gevaryahu jgevaryahu at gmail.com
Fri Apr 19 02:59:51 EDT 2019

If we have any crashed/irreparable hard drives around, would you be 
interested in them for parts? The electronic bits might be useful for 
people repairing other drives, but if the platters are not fixable, I 
don't have any issues personally donating them for art. (I actually sort 
of want to make a set of wind chimes myself out of some wrecked late 
80s/early 90s 3.5 hard drives, but I need to make sure they're well and 
truly dead first. I have one quantum fireball where the big control chip 
lived up to its name, but the platters might still be good so I don't 

On 4/17/2019 7:05 PM, Brian Brubaker via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> The 4 27" platters I got , I'm 99" sure someone previously removed the top
> layer from them as they now look silver not like the one in the link
> included below. My plan is to make 4 tables out of them, similar to the one
> in the link below, but with my own art added on top, in a clear resin
> epoxy.
> https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://stupidevilbastard.com/2005/11/old_hard_drive_platter_made_into_table/&ved=2ahUKEwi9rtjEndjhAhWKmeAKHUPBAewQFjAAegQIAhAB&usg=AOvVaw0yhgvX93uO1BTSKKzdyrse
> On Wed, Apr 17, 2019, 12:47 PM Brian Brubaker <brianbrubaker at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> I definitely buy drives from ebay, and sometimes the drives are
>> working. The two rarest drives/platters I've bought were a .85" drive,
>> aka the smallest drive with moving parts, and 4 27" platters from an
>> IBM 350. The majority of the drives I've bought are sold as scrap, the
>> small percentage of larger industrial drives most all came from
>> California. Most of these larger drives were listed for sale on e-mail
>> for 6+ months, occasionally lowering their prices to a point where I
>> could justify buying them. The other times I made offers and they
>> accepted. Most of the time I ended up spending more on shipping then
>> the drives themselves.
>> I started making my art out of a love of hard drives, I shared it here
>> with the thought of all people this group might be able to appreciate
>> what I'm trying to do. If I was wrong, I won't bother the group again.
>> On Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 12:15 PM Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic
>> <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>>>    I understood from one of his posts that he was purchasing drives on
>>> the market, for sometimes serious money.  If I misinterpreted his
>>> statement, please let me know, in which case I will apologize and move
>> on.
>>>              -Dave
>>> On 4/17/19 10:54 AM, Drew Notarnicola via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>>>> No need to be mean to the guy.  If he's using scrap parts then I don't
>> see
>>>> what the big issue is.
>>>> On Tue, Apr 16, 2019 at 4:24 PM Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic <
>>>> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>>>>> On April 16, 2019 4:10:56 PM Brian Brubaker <brianbrubaker at gmail.com>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>> It seems you've missed my intentions, all I'll say is I thought of
>> all
>>>>>> people you all could appreciate my art, if I was wrong, I'm very
>> sorry
>>>>>> to have bothered you.
>>>>>    I'm sure you are a talented artist.  I for one would likely
>> appreciate
>>>>> your art a lot more if you didn't destroy what I've worked for years
>> trying
>>>>> to preserve when you create it.
>>>>>    At the very least you could learn something from the reactions
>> you've
>>>>> gotten, but you don't seem to have that capacity either.
>>>>>> Before you start calling someone unintelligent you might want to
>> avoid
>>>>>> threats in a digital medium.
>>>>>    Predictable.  New to the net, too, I see.
>>>>>   ...and, I take that as a threat!
>>>>>              -Dave
>>>>> --
>>>>> Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
>>>>> New Kensington, PA
>>> --
>>> Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
>>> New Kensington, PA
> .

Jonathan Gevaryahu
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