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Roger

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#1 posted 05-30-2014 10:38 PM

Ha!!! Randy.. I just seen the lil video from Woodsmith about this. I’m definitely doin it to my apron. How frickin simple is this… This could be the start of a nice fashion in the shop. Those cut-offs of those exotic woods could make a real statement from our aprons…...........LOL I think I mighta went over the line a bit with this explanation… I’m laughing and I know you gotta be. I do like how you did the “adjusters” better than Woodsmith. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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woodshaver

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#2 posted 05-30-2014 10:45 PM

I don’t ware an apron in the shop but I think your idea will catch on! Good thinking!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 05-30-2014 11:02 PM

That is a slick idea, Randy. I wear a shop coat in the shop and always when turning on the lathe. I like the top to be closed tight and I can do it one handed by putting a magnetic purse catch up there. It snaps shut with one hand. Those magnets are real hand for clothing fasteners. and the exotic and pretty wood scraps have a new use to make a fashionable apron!

Thanks for sharing!!!!!!!!!!!!!..............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Eric in Florida.

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#4 posted 05-30-2014 11:42 PM

Well Blackie, I think Woodsmith must have stolen your idea then.
http://www.woodsmithtips.com/2014/05/29/a-better-shop-apron
I think it a good idea and will adapt my shop apron accordingly, so when I wear it, it will be easier to fasten.

-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford

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Blackie_

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#5 posted 05-30-2014 11:59 PM

I thought about stating the video but didn’t feel like going through the copy and linking the video, wasn’t sure who all had access to the video, I think you have to be a member? I did get the idea from Woodsmith only made changes replacing the spring cord clamps with made clips. :)

Only took me prob 30 mins to make the set.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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HillbillyShooter

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#6 posted 05-31-2014 12:10 AM

Reminds me of the adage: “Great minds think alike”. However, I like your version a lot better.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Blackie_

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#7 posted 05-31-2014 02:34 AM

I edited the post to reflect the video, I don’t like taking credit for something that’s not mine, I just added my own flare to it :)

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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Tooch

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#8 posted 05-31-2014 04:23 AM

i like the ingenuity with this solution! I might see a patent in your future, what say you?

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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Blackie_

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#9 posted 05-31-2014 10:22 AM

Tooch, to early in the morning for me :)

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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hunter71

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#10 posted 05-31-2014 10:24 AM

Woha, neat addition. I had a leather apron made in Islamabad and the ties/clips are a pain. Altering a custom leather apron is not on my to do list, this just might work. Thanks Blackie

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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Blackie_

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#11 posted 05-31-2014 10:27 AM

You’re welcome Hunter, and it works great!

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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neverenougftackle

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#12 posted 05-31-2014 04:44 PM

Ya all, I too saw this video.

BUT the one thing that accrued to me when I saw this, was to keep the length of the two dowels together as one solid piece, before doing all of that drilling. A one piece no matter the length to start out with, would be better to handle rather than prior cutting them into two small pieces.

Ahhhhh anyways,,,,Those folks over at Woodsmith/ Shopnotes are at the top, when it comes to making all kind of pieces out of wood, you name it,,,, in my opinion.

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aussiedave

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#13 posted 06-01-2014 11:58 AM

Very cool idea, quite inventive…thanks for sharing Randy.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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Rockbuster

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#14 posted 06-01-2014 02:50 PM

Super idea here Randy, ever think about selling this idea to people who make hospital gowns? I am one person who never learned to tie a bow behind my back, the nurses just call me “Flash” here is something you might try concerning this

Note: don’t cut the slots in the keeps as shown in the pictures I had problems keeping the cords inside of the keepers so I had to make a new set without the slots.

Next time this happens, simply glue a thin piece of wood in the kerf, and sand it flush, I use this method whenever i cut something out like a circle, on my band saw. Use an alternate color wood, and it will really make those scraps stand out.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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Blackie_

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#15 posted 06-01-2014 03:21 PM

Folks I think we need to go back to the drawing board on this, I spoke to soon, the magnets will not stay latched during certain movements in the shop, sanding, bending over just normal activities, I’m going back to the drawing board on this and see if I can come up with something stronger.

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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