A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
News 05/06/14: Craftster has gone mobile!  Read the big news here!
Total Members: 302,609
Currently Running With Scissors:
526 Guests and 12 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Material for sand? ( long discription)  (Read 334 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
Capt_Jordi
Offline Offline

Posts: 362
Joined: 08-Jan-2008

Beachin it up!


View Profile WWW
« on: January 10, 2009 08:54:54 AM »

Backstory: I just got a Garmin Streetpilot 330 that is a factory refurb. And it didnt come with a mount. (It was a steal I figured I would find one or order one some other time!) But where it is an older model no one sells the mounts for them any more. I have found some online for $40 but I really dont want to spend that much money on it!! Plus my Beau has an interview 2 hours away on Monday and I would like to have something that will work so he can take it with him.

My Idea: At Best Buy they had a friction mount that was basically just a big sand bag with a place to put your windshield mount in and it stays on your dash. (or so it claims) So I got to thinking.
I COULD MAKE THAT!

The Plan: Make a rectangular shaped sand bag with a place in the middle that the GPS snuggly fits into. On the bottom I am thinking get some of that shelf liner to make it nice and grippy. Also put some of that in the GPS spot or maybe even a velcro strip on the bottom of the gps and on the holder.

The Issue: What sort of fabric should I use so that the sand will not leak? Or maybe put the sand in sandwich bags or something? Also a fabric that may be kind of grippy? Any ideas?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

zatanna
!gnitfarc naicigaM
Offline Offline

Posts: 946
Joined: 20-Dec-2007

!ytfarC


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2009 06:44:40 PM »

I have no idea how this is intended to work, so I don't know if this is a useless suggestion or not, but would it work to use small grain rice instead of sand, or would that not be 'moldable' enough? Rice would get around the fabric leaking problem, at least. I know a lot of people on here use them for wrist rests/heating bags, so I think it's pretty environmentally stable.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
Bacon-Themed Dinner For Dad
A Fathers Day Breakfast
The Best Homemade BBQ Sauce Recipe
10-Year-Old Chef With Easy Grilling Tips For Kids
How to Make Breakfast Pancakes
Latest Blog Articles
Spotlight on: Book Making & Binding
@Home This Weekend: Magical Fairy Garden
DIY Summer

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.