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Posted by ripvanwrinkle, on 2006-01-08 11:21:14

How to make sandbags?

Hello All: I'm putting together an animation table on the cheap... I've got the table built, but to ensure that it stays "glued" to the floor, I was hoping to reinforce it with sandbags. Does anyone know how I can make a sandbag that won't leak or rip easily? Any suggestions are welcome! Thank you all in advance! Tak

Posted by Toggo, on 2006-01-08 12:01:24

Sand can be purchased an most any builder supply but as you said you want them not in the plastic bags they come in as they can be ripped fairly easily. I would suggest trying a local military surplus type store. They will more then likely have the bags and then you supply the sand. I know our local military supply has them for less then $5 each. Might be worth a shot. Let your fingers do the walking:)

Posted by ripvanwrinkle, on 2006-01-08 17:01:05

Thanks for the suggestion! My main concern were plastic bags for the very reason you mentioned. Anyway I'll give the military surplus store a try.

Posted by DaveHettmer, on 2006-01-10 15:17:28

One word: Naugahide The design is also important, regardless of the material. A shape that really works well is a butterfly. The wings are filled with sand, and there's a handle on the body.

Posted by Toggo, on 2006-01-13 21:48:50

Great idea dave. I recall seeing something like this before now that you mention it. I need to make some of those for my tripod perhaps :)