I use the most expensive ballast there is. I scrape up the fine crushed rock that is in the alley behind the house and in places that I see along the street. Dirt, rock, it pretty much looks the same to me. I don't use dark colors so I stay away from "yard dirt". This is then sifted through the most expensive tea strainer that I can find at the dollar store. I also use the most expensive glue, I buy Titebond 2 or 3 (waterproof) -by the gallon it is cheap,and mix it with water and apply it in the "usual way". Spare no expense and you can do this also. Outside? Surely you jest!
Last edited on Thu Nov 3rd, 2011 01:52 pm by W C Greene
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Ok straining found materials it is. Actually, I may go up and grab some bags of crushed rock from a railroad cut near me called rainbow gap. It's very colorful with lots of reds and browns so I can pick the color I want.
hmmm free. that's about the price range I was looking for.
I suppose window screen should give me the right grade of ballast.
Thanks for the input everyone.
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