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    Lug nuts as sandbag fill
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    I have a friend that scraps cars and has offered me buckets of lug nuts. Any down side to using as fill?


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    How would the sandbag be used?


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    I'd do it. Try to get small bags as it will weigh a lot. I use shot bags for my smaller lights and its the same idea.


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    Rust and it may not conform to some objects. Otherwise free is free if you already have decent bags to put them into.


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    To many sharp edges for the bags


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    Quote Originally Posted by fboonzaier View Post
    To many sharp edges for the bags
    That would be my only concern. Will the lug nuts wear out the fabric of the bags too quickly? Sand & shot pellets are pretty easy on the fabric. Worth giving it a try.
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    They'd only be good for weigthing stuff down. Sand bags have other uses on set (floor prop for the camera, to even out a dolly track, or something to rest your knees on with a hard surface) that the bulky lug nut filled sand bag won't work for.
    "Money doesn't make films...You just do it and take the initiative." - Werner Herzog


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    I use the cheap pea gravel from like Home Depot and I can't imagine it being any LESS sharp/jagged than lug nuts - and I've been doing that for years with no problem in any of my sandbags. I'd say give it a shot!


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    Sure. But you risk becoming known as "Lug-nut Lambert".
    Big sources matter.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JPNola View Post
    Sure. But you risk becoming known as "Lug-nut Lambert".
    Risk? That's a bonus
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