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Old 02-12-19, 09:05 AM
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Tee Hee

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Since we're on the subject, I'm looking for a pencil to keep behind my ear. I'm wondering if anyone around here has a fave - and why do you like it? Where did you get it and how much did it cost? Could you loan it to me to try-out? Where's the best place to go shopping for a pencil? Which one is absolute best and why?
That is a hoot!
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Flat builder’s pencil.
Fits under your hat band, behind your ear, under your glasses arm, sharpen with a knife... and it won’t roll off your bench!
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No pencil recommendation. But the wife bought me a park tools apron for Christmas. Looking forward to giving it a go this summer.
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I'm weird, I just use an old t-shirt!
...if one needs a logo just sew a Campagnolo patch on it and call it a limited edition, for holding tools I keep mine on the tray on my stand...keeps the weight down and less likely to bang or drop tools on the floor or the frame.
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Fancy...
Picked up a few more aprons!
Still like the lighter, older Park apron...simple two string tie.
I’ve been wearing the new pro heavy duty apron...less likely to not hang down and not cover my pants.
Nice to have choices depending on the job and duty.
The other aprons, more backdrops and window coverings.
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Old 03-23-19, 10:35 AM
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An inexpensive Dickey or Irwin apron woudl seem to keep the grease off of you. Get it with pockets. Get the apron with crossover straps (each strap goes over your shoulder and crosses over, so the apron doesn't hang on your neck).

https://www.irwin.com/tools/worksite...chinists-apron

If you don't like the Irwin, google toolmaker's apron and you should have a lot to choose from.

The Silca looks nice, but not $75 nice, not unless I was back working in a bike shop.
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Old 03-23-19, 10:57 AM
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Ok, I did a bit of research and found an apron I thought had a lot of good features. Although their picture morked one of the features up.

I wanted denim or canvas for durability, breathability and low weight. Leather is fine if you're welding (sparks and embers don't burn you) but a little warm for general shop use. And a little heavy.

Crossover shoulder-straps so that the thing doesn't hang on your neck.

Wrap-around straps that are long enough to wrap around and tie in the front (This is the point where the pic didn't show this option). You can tie in the back, too, if you want. But the long straps allow you to avoid the Apron Tying Tai Chi.

What I found was the Hudson Apron. About 35 bucks. More than Harbor Freight's 4 dollar apron, but more comfortable I think.


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