Wow, pretty pricey. I know some carvers like leather (for the protection),
but I'm not sure why leather would be desirable for the rest of us.
Here's the one I use, and I love it.
It was somewhere outside Barstow when Nate Perkins
Heavy and soft, so it drapes well. A "flappy" apron is a horrible
A very cheap leather apron is a welder's apron in pale grey chrome
leather (jackets too). They're hideous leather, but they are very
My "good" apron is £20 ($40) of lovely soft suede bought at a
re-enactor fair and an evening's work on trimming it with pockets and
strings. Shame to wear it in the workshop really, but it's a great
"shopkeeper" apron on craft stalls.
It is leather, and it does say "Lie Nielsen" on it. <G>
Seriously, I use a Bucket Boss apron that collects enough dust and
shavings in the pockets to fill a guinea pig cage. The upside is that I
almost like the pocket layout, and I can toss it in the washer. I've
also used a Duluth "fire hose" apron, which I found too hot,
restrictive, and heavy.
To me, the LN apron looks hot to wear, but it looks like it would work OK.
The perfect shop apron for me is not yet out there!
On Wed, 23 Feb 2005 18:12:06 -0800, Never Enough Money wrote:
Status symbol, feh. If you aren't wearing this apron, you aren't wearing
the right apron: http://owwm.com/Gear/Aprons.asp . Now *that's* a status
And to further shill for OWWM, go through owwm.com when ordering from
Amazon. It won't change the price that you pay, but they get a commission:
It was somewhere outside Barstow when Joe Wells
If you just want an apron as a status symbol, try this
(Interesting little story actually)
Hummm, got me dads old Rose Croix pinny locked away, it cost him £600
back in the 80s, he bought it just before they decided to wear the sash
only due to the cost of the aprons (minimum £250 due to the amount of
hand stitching), his was done with gold, rather than gold coloured
thread....Always wanted the best me dad GRHS.
Good replies and good alternatives, folks. Maybe I'll just continue to
use my Carhart overalls for now.
I thought about getting some overalls for woodworking. One of my
daughters told me that I didn't have enough "cool points" built up to
allow the wearing of overalls. She says I use up all my points wearing
lycra shorts when I ride my bicycle.
Leather aprons can be a man's best friend...not to mention Jim & Twins'
best friend as well.
I had a pilot tip come off a single flute plunge routerbit once...it
didn't hit me, but it left a nice dented mark on a metal tool box.
I did walk kinda crosslegged the rest of day thinking of what could have
Now, when I use one of these http://tinyurl.com/3wh3c big router bits, I
can only shudder to think what could happen if I did NOT wear a leather
I bought mine at a woodshow..around 40 dollars IIRC. Pretty cheap peace
of mind. I'd buy a kevlar version if such thing was to be had for a
reasonable amount of money.
I bought my denim/cotton apron at Anderson's general store in Lima,
Ohio. Nice store...you can buy work clothes, grass seed, snowthrowers,
tools, hardware and even alcoholic beverages. SWMBO's brother runs a
cabinet shop. He uses a leather apron. My bet is he didn't buy it from
LN at $85. I like mine, but I only use about half the time anyway.
Never Enough Money wrote:
Some of you guys might want to check this out...
This shows a nice looking leather shop apron with flaps over the pockets
for about $50.
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