On Tue, 27 Feb 2007 19:46:56 -0500, email@example.com (Jerry -
Several times I've seen Amish framing carpenters working on projects
around Cleveland. Scrambling around with no safety rigging, no
hardhats, no safety glasses, bare hands, yikes. And from what I
understand, the local builders love them; they show up on time, know
what they're doing, work hard, and don't complain.
: "Bill" wrote in message
:> Several times I've seen Amish framing carpenters working on projects:> around Cleveland. Scrambling around with no safety rigging, no:> hardhats, no safety glasses, bare hands, yikes. And from what I:> understand, the local builders love them; they show up on time, know:> what they're doing, work hard, and don't complain.
: No lawyers or politicians can make a big difference in the work ethic of a
Maybe, but "work ethic" (i.e. "works hard") doesn't
mean "works without proper safety gear".
The latter is better paraphrased as "works stupid".
-- Andy Barss
I find that once I don my safety gear, I can concentrate on the task
at hand, without having to look sideways at a saw spitting out chunks
I have mentioned here before, that I get a lot of comfort from a
leather shop apron, simply because I don't care what hits it.. simple
chips or saw-dust..all fine by me, and I know that a stray router-bit
(and my work is very router dependant, some bits quite large) won't
It also keeps belt-buckles, cell-phone pouch out of the way.. and my
pockets don't fill with chaff.
I have converted a few fellow butchers to wearing them, and they
couldn't imagine walking into their shop without an apron now.
I used to wear a cloth apron. But the pockets would rapidly fill up with
sawdust and chips. Then I started welding and used a leather welding apron.
That was better, but I missed the pockets. I mentioned this to the guy at
the welding store. He took me in back and showed me his apron.
He had taken leather from an old apron and sewed up some pockets that fit
inside the apron along the top. He could put pens, etc. into these pockets.
And since they were on the inside, they did not fill up with air borne junk.
I broke out an old leather sewing awl and made up some pockets for my
welding apron. And bought a new one for woodwork and did the same thing.
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