Sand Puck / Record Weight Here is my version of a puck made from the glass lid of a coffee storage jar Hole cutting in the plastic seal was a headache as the plastic is very soft & malleable. I resorted to trimming with a scalpel. The hole was then covered with a wad of blue tack which was then given an indent to receive the spindle. The lid was then filled with some dry limestone stone dust (I had no sand available). (Hence the blue tack seal). The filling acts as a vibration damper & eliminates echoing & resonances inside the lid. The glass lid on its own weighed in at 105 grams & with stone dust weighed 250 grams in total. Extra weight could be achieved by filling with lead shot etc. The amount of filling can obviously be varied to suit. I think it looks a lot neater & nicer than some other contraptions I’ve seen & tried. I'm not a great believer in using heavy weights on bearings & this seems more than adequate. Note If you have a problem with the headshell hitting the lid on groove run out try a different size lid. Not all arms & records are the same so check beforehand. Cost – Zero.