Got a damaged vinyl record but don't want to throw it away? Here is one of the solution.
First, per-heat the oven. (In my case, it is about 350F) Then, put your vinyl record in the oven just like what you would do for baking pizza. In a minute or so, the record will become very soft.
Put a ceramic bowl upside down on a table, it is better if the bowl bottom about the same size as the center portion of your vinyl record.
Put a foil paper over the bowl and simply lay down the record over the top.
Press the record tightly against the bowl, the record should naturally form a 'starfish' shape . A few minutes later, the record will become hard again.
Now you have a new bowl for misc. items like keychain or coins. Most importantly, it give your beloved album a second life!