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How many of you guys were aprons in the shop? I quickly found I had to when I got into lathe work. I got tired of sawdust clogging up my washing machine, finding chips in my pockets, hair, collar, shoes, socks, ears, nose, and (well we won't go there...)

The only issue I have with one is the danger of the ties getting snagged by rotating parts. Seems like they could make them with velcro fasteners instead of tie backs.
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I usually wear an apron to stay clean-er. I only want the upper pencil pocket. The lower pockets get caught on my table saw fence handle so I cut off the lower pockets if it had any. The ties dont ever get in my way. I dont have any rotating machinery that would be nearby that is as low as my stomache.

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I wear one all the time when I am in the shop .... much to my wife's delight
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Mine has a buckle like a backpack, that clips in the back. I don't particularly like the neck look arrangement though. I am hoping to upgrade to a Kinco Heavy Duty Leather long apron here shortly... crossover suspenders type suspension taking the pressure off the neck, and a clip arrangement that goes in the back instead of up front like so many. Another good safety arrangement. Not the highest necked apron out there, but high enough to keep stuff out of my shirt and points south....

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The only issue I have with one is the danger of the ties getting snagged by rotating parts. Seems like they could make them with velcro fasteners instead of tie backs.
Y'know, there are these power tools called 'sewing machines.' They're really quite similar to scroll saws, except they join two pieces of cloth together. I'll bet if you could locate one you could replace those apron strings with a velcroed band.
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Ties behind my back, when I remember to put it on.

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How many of you guys were aprons in the shop? I quickly found I had to when I got into lathe work. I got tired of sawdust clogging up my washing machine, finding chips in my pockets, hair, collar, shoes, socks, ears, nose, and (well we won't go there...)

The only issue I have with one is the danger of the ties getting snagged by rotating parts. Seems like they could make them with velcro fasteners instead of tie backs.
Try one of these
http://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/st...___smocks?Args=
Short sleeves so no worries of snags. Velcro collar to keep chips out of shirt. Pockets in back for sandpaper, etc. Small pencil pocket.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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I jest strip nakid as I walk in the door, thay way I don't have to worry about getting any clothes dirty or hung up.
I don't wear an apron, but most of the time I'm wearing overalls
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Just order an apron. I can't keep up with my pencils and square. I hope it will help.
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From harbor Freight http://www.harborfreight.com/split-l...ron-45193.html And when I'm expecting the worst a Full Coverage helmet, chaps, ballistic plates and heated gloves....

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I love mine. Its leather from woodcraft i believe. However, like was mentioned before, the lower pockets do sometimes snag on tools. I also wear mine when debarking logs, keeps most of the gunk off my shirts.
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I jest strip nakid as I walk in the door, thay way I don't have to worry about getting any clothes dirty or hung up.
I don't wear an apron, but most of the time I'm wearing overalls
Jeez DAT. Be carefully with you're dangly bits. Cringe!
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I never used one until recently. The one I bought (Rockler) has plenty of pockets (no more searching for a pencil or tape measure) and a comfortable neck strap. I just love it, wish I had bought one sooner.
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I just use my tool belt from framing. I'd rather have something hanging on my waist than off of my neck. To each his own.

Whatever works for you.

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Still have canvas apron from Junior High. Was way too big back then...Fits now...plan to replace with leather at some point.

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I use this one from Fastcap
It's called a Ballistic apron...don't know why...



It hangs off your shoulders instead of around the neck
Very comfortable


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That looks like a good option. For some reason I just don't like anything that chafes or pulls on the back of my neck. That apron looks comfortable and I like the short length since I'm not concerned as much with sawdust as keeping my measuring and marking implements handy.

Hate to say it but I most always misplace these items when I just set them down.

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