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PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2021 3:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Shop apron. Have you thought of using one? Reply with quote

I like coveralls (overalls) for the most. Nice extra insulation in winter and nothing under in summer. I use a leather apron when welding cos long gauntlets for arm protection are enough elsewhere. I don't know how many times I stopped welding in the middle of the job cos my crutch was on fire before I started using an apron. Its an embarrassing look when the buddies come around and Im still using the coveralls with a 20cm roasted hole in the middle front! Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2021 1:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Shop apron. Have you thought of using one? Reply with quote

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I guess they’d rather see some old bastard wearing one so here it is.

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PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2021 12:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Shop apron. Have you thought of using one? Reply with quote

Zundfolge1432 wrote:
Cuss I got to see the pic of denim apron you posted. I thought it was tastefully done but looks like somebody here gets nervous when they see a woman. I guess they’d rather see some old bastard wearing one so here it is.
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Yea, I know which one I'm voting for!

Aprons are better than overalls in that you don't risk sleeves getting caught on moving machinery. Not as hot, either. Better for standing work, naturally, and easy to remove for a break.
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PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2021 11:34 am    Post subject: Re: Shop apron. Have you thought of using one? Reply with quote

The company I worked for provided uniforms and safety equipment including coveralls, aprons both disposable and denim and this was good. I also shopped Salvation Army for suitable work clothes. I could get shirts for two bucks wear them once or twice and shitcan them, way easier than trying to wash and reuse. Gloves, respirators, prescription safety eyewear. I miss the days of just having all this handed to me like candy.

Cuss I got to see the pic of denim apron you posted. I thought it was tastefully done but looks like somebody here gets nervous when they see a woman. I guess they’d rather see some old bastard wearing one so here it is.

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PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2021 10:34 am    Post subject: Re: Shop apron. Have you thought of using one? Reply with quote

our uniform company provided the aprons...and "cleaned them" most of the time they cam back with no ties at all....some times clean some times not so much...and you never knew weather the uniform was gonna be yours or what when you get them back the next time...even though it had you name on it Shocked that I just never could quite understand. when they would give me pants that were either way too long or way to short I would make daxzy duke shorts out of them Shocked the route guy wasent happy about that....especialy when I asked wtf happened to my pants!!! Shocked
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PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2021 8:50 am    Post subject: Re: Shop apron. Have you thought of using one? Reply with quote

Did you do the mirror scene?
Classic , ever see the one with Lucy and Harpo?

If i knew how i would post a clip.
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PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2021 8:38 am    Post subject: Re: Shop apron. Have you thought of using one? Reply with quote

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I wear a lab coat, makes me feel really smart and precise with my work.

I worked in a big industrial R&D laboratory for over 4 decades, and even though lab coats were provided for no cost (and cleaned for us), I rarely wore one. I felt that it was too hot and confining.

We started out with ugly mustard-colored coats, later changed to powder blue, then to white.

I dyed one black in the 1970s to use as a Groucho Marx costume for Halloween, several times. One year I was Groucho and Mrs. Cusser was Harpo. Sorry if you younger folks don't understand this.
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PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2021 4:56 am    Post subject: Re: Shop apron. Have you thought of using one? Reply with quote

Since I've worn a apron at work for 45 years, no not in the Garage, I wear "Grub cloths", stuff that is too grungy to wear in public, ripped jeans & stained t-shirts & sweet shirts.
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PostPosted: Sat May 08, 2021 2:17 am    Post subject: Re: Shop apron. Have you thought of using one? Reply with quote

Chickensoup wrote:
i dont even wear a shirt for dirty jobs. its easier to wash your body than it is to wash stains out from your cloths. way more easy.
even in the winter time. after absolutely annihilating 90% of my shirts i said no more.
i do wear pants tho.


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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2021 9:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Shop apron. Have you thought of using one? Reply with quote

Shorts and a t-shirt in the summer months.

Shorts and a t-shirt in the winter months.

A sweatshirt if it gets below 60. But with shorts! Duh!
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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2021 6:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Shop apron. Have you thought of using one? Reply with quote

anthracitedub wrote:
I wear a lab coat, makes me feel really smart and precise with my work.
good for a false seance of security Shocked Razz
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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2021 5:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Shop apron. Have you thought of using one? Reply with quote

Every now and then I do, but I make sure not to use the pockets as a tool caddy ( One slip and you stab yourself multiple times ). I like them when I'm using sprays or paints.
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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2021 9:42 am    Post subject: Re: Shop apron. Have you thought of using one? Reply with quote

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So we are having a rather warm day here in the PNW today. Very Happy
It kinda got me thinking.

Does anyone here use a shop apron while working on the garage on a dirty/greezy job?

This makes sense to me. I wear Carhartt clothes for hard dirty work. But they are expensive to replace when worn out. I use them mostly for mud/mucky work. They are comfortable and durable.

I have a habit of wiping my grungy hands on my shirt and pants. When a shop rag is out of reach.

Anyone use a shop apron?


How about a Carhart apron?

https://www.carhartt.com/category/carhartt-men-accessories-aprons

Now, I do like that idea.
https://www.carhartt.com/products/carhartt-collections-warm-weather-accessories/Apron-103439
$39.99 isn't a bad price as well.
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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2021 9:33 am    Post subject: Re: Shop apron. Have you thought of using one? Reply with quote

67rustavenger wrote:
So we are having a rather warm day here in the PNW today. Very Happy
It kinda got me thinking.

Does anyone here use a shop apron while working on the garage on a dirty/greezy job?

This makes sense to me. I wear Carhartt clothes for hard dirty work. But they are expensive to replace when worn out. I use them mostly for mud/mucky work. They are comfortable and durable.

I have a habit of wiping my grungy hands on my shirt and pants. When a shop rag is out of reach.

Anyone use a shop apron?


How about a Carhartt apron?

https://www.carhartt.com/category/carhartt-men-accessories-aprons


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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2021 9:28 am    Post subject: Re: Shop apron. Have you thought of using one? Reply with quote

I wear a lab coat, makes me feel really smart and precise with my work.
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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2021 9:11 am    Post subject: Re: Shop apron. Have you thought of using one? Reply with quote

mark tucker wrote:
I wore one almost every day runing the machine shop,I have them hear somewhere...I should use them when using the lathe but I dont like loose thingys that may get cought in somethen...I do try to use them when porting.thats probably where there hanging. I dont use them cooking, but my wife should use them while shes eating Shocked Wink

Had a good laugh at this post Mark! Thank you for making my day.
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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2021 8:47 am    Post subject: Re: Shop apron. Have you thought of using one? Reply with quote

I wore one almost every day runing the machine shop,I have them hear somewhere...I should use them when using the lathe but I dont like loose thingys that may get cought in somethen...I do try to use them when porting.thats probably where there hanging. I dont use them cooking, but my wife should use them while shes eating Shocked Wink
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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2021 7:58 am    Post subject: Re: Shop apron. Have you thought of using one? Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2021 7:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Shop apron. Have you thought of using one? Reply with quote

i dont even wear a shirt for dirty jobs. its easier to wash your body than it is to wash stains out from your cloths. way more easy.
even in the winter time. after absolutely annihilating 90% of my shirts i said no more.
i do wear pants tho.
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2021 6:52 am    Post subject: Re: Shop apron. Have you thought of using one? Reply with quote

vwracerdave wrote:
I worked in a grocery store in the 70's-80's and wore an apron every day, so it's normal for me to wear one.

For a small job I'll put on the apron. For a long job with dirt & grease, I'll put on a pair of coveralls..


Which store? As an OK person.....I think we all worked at a Grocery store in 70s and 80s?


For winter work i have a fully insulated Walls brand coverall. K-mart was selling them cor years. They were about $60. They will make you sweat even at 0 degrees.....but kind of bulky.

For summer.....i have a short and long sleeve version of the same brand uninsulated.

https://www.amazon.com/Walls-Non-Insulated-Mechani...&psc=1

These are good.

I wear aprons at the work bench for small, not so dirty assembly. Must have pockets to put measuring tools and small instruments in like a third hand. I like soft cotton, short and cheap. I have ordered a few of these and they seem to work well.

https://www.amazon.com/Luchuan-Cotton-Adjustable-Aprons-Pockets/dp/B075ZSLJCQ
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