Jon Lagerquist

An Improved Boom-Base Sandbag


Old auto or truck inner tubes can easily be made into casings for a type of boom-base weight that offers all of the advantages of conventional sandbags while eliminating two disadvantages. Like conventional sandbags, inner-tube sandbags conform readily to the shape of jacks and tapered boom bases and give when kicked. Thus, both models are ideal for use in high-traffic areas.

Unlike conventional sandbags, however, inner-tube sandbags are rot-resistant and much less likely to rip open. Furthermore, they can be made much more quickly than canvas sandbags, and making them costs less than buying commercial canvas sandbags.


1. Cut a section of inner tube 3″ longer than the desired finished ...

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