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post #41 of 45 Old 05-06-2020, 07:07 PM
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I've never cared for aprons.
I wear bib overalls in the shop.
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I always use Harbor Freight denim shop aprons. Very durable and relatively inexpensive. The only draw back is the ties are short and have to be tied from the back. Its easy enough to sew on a longer tie or just deal with it.
The one thing I always do is cut off the lower pocket. Dont ever use it and sometimes it gets caught on handles like the table saw fence handle. I do leave the upper pencil pocket in place. Use it for pencils and small marking gauges.
Too me, a shop apron should be clear of all pockets except for the pencil pocket. Most shop work requires you to lean up against work benches, assembly tables and table saw. The lower pouch pockets get in the way, especially if you actually put stuff in them. Shop work is different than carpentry work Carpenters need those pouch pockets for nails, rules and other stuff.
Anyhoo, that is just the way I work. Others work differently.

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Originally Posted by NoThankyou View Post
Ok woodworkers, this is not an old thread it is an ancient one.

Well not that ancient...I am still using my Stanley Fat Max Tool Vest ( five (5) years later. It has worked very well for me. There are no wearout points on it, it still holds all my tools, it is still comfortable and functions just the way I like it. I think that I will keep using it.

I still have some other brand aprons sitting on my shelf in original packing. I doubt that I will ever try them. The Stanley just works that good for me.


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I've considered an apron for the hobby shop, just like the framing bags better...Not to be confused with that crap Norm wears.....
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Sometimes you look over and see something that warms your heart, like your spouse in a shop apron, sharing time together in the shop.

She made her own shop apron. The buttons are for hanging a dust mask when she isn't wearing it. Why didn't those highfalutin' woodworking stores think of that?

Before you ask, the answer is no. She won't model it for us.
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