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Old 06-10-2014, 05:38 PM
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This is the bag i made Jere,it is aprox 18" dia filled with silver sand,its standing up well but the offcuts got used on another project,it has some rust staining when i had a leaking roof,when i get round to it i will have more made including a kosh.
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Old 06-12-2014, 12:40 PM
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image.jpgI've made two beaterbags out of old leather seat covers. One normal and one extra large size. The latter is often used to keep a panel down as a third hand.

I've stitched a very small piece of Velcro at the rim that can be held open by a small funnel to poor in the dry sand. After that just press down the Velcro and Bob's your uncle. I've used a sowing machine that can handle jeans and used normal thickness leather.

To protect the bag, put a piece of scrap leather on top and you'll be enjoying this beaterbag for a long time.

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Old 06-12-2014, 10:04 PM
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Thanks Frank for showing the bag. Good idea using Velcro as the closer.

Any other bags being built?

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Old 06-13-2014, 05:26 PM
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l made a beater bag out of an old rubber inner tube
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Old 06-14-2014, 02:14 AM
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Jere, thank you for the write up!
I have a piece of leather from a 60's bmw. I was wondering if there are any alternatives to using sand as a filling. Mostly worried about the sand moistening up.

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Jere, thank you for the write up!
I have a piece of leather from a 60's bmw. I was wondering if there are any alternatives to using sand as a filling. Mostly worried about the sand moistening up.

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If the seats in the car didn't moisten up, no reason to worry. I've never heard of a problem.

Sand works as good as anything. Some people use lead shot. Then the worry is in haling lead dust, Bad stuff.
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Old 06-14-2014, 07:55 AM
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Attachment 28409...To protect the bag, put a piece of scrap leather on top and you'll be enjoying this beaterbag for a long time.

Greetings,

Frank
Frank raises a great point. You should always keep a piece of sacrificial material on top of your bag in order to protect it from cuts from the sharp edge of the metal. When I was running up and down the interstates doing shows and events, I carried bags and bag stands for folks to use. Many of those early bags got cuts and had to be repaired.

I currently have bags filled with lead, sand, and injection molding beads. The injection molding beads seem to work fine as a beater bag but not as well as a 'deadman' holding things down.
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Old 06-14-2014, 04:29 PM
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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...m=331229991946
In the UK, cant imagine a sheet of leather being much cheaper than this.
I bought one of these aprons, because I got tired of setting my boiler suit on fire when disc cutting large lumps of metal tied up with my excavators.
The leather certainly feels suitable for beater bags, especially if a cover sheet is used.
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Old 06-15-2014, 01:10 PM
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I'd like to see the bag made from an inner tube and know how well it works.

Back in the 80's I needed a bag for a job and had a saddle maker sew one up out of some of his scrap pieces. He charged me $12.00 because there was a blemish on one side. I had nothing to fill it with so I got some Pee gravel from outside my shop and filled the bag with that. It is my most used bag now. I guess the gravel has broken down after all these years of using it.

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